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Frank James Abbadessa


Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30182 'Blondie II'. Killed in Action (KIA)


Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30182 'Blondie II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 28/4/43; Walla Walla 5/7/43; Tinker 28/5/43; Smoky Hill 1/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E], then 412BS [QW-E] Horham 15/6/43; (25m), Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Jack Moore, Co-pilot:...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born New York City 16 March 1913

Parents: Barney Abbadessa and Palma Abbadessa née Freda

Lived in West New York, Hudson, New Jersey 1940

503 Jackson Street, West New York, Hudson, NJ

Enlisted Newark, New Jersey 3 August 1942
Died Emden, Germany 11 December 1943

On mission to Emden, Germany. 42-30182 (B17F) (Blondie II) Last seen near the coast with No. 4 engine on fire

MIA/Tablets of the Missing Cambridge American Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
02 May 2021 01:44:05 acbernstein1 Changes to biography


Date Contributor Update
02 May 2021 01:39:05 acbernstein1 Changes to middlename, biography, events and place associations
Sources (Cambridge American Cemetery); (Frank J. Abbadessa) U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S., Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 [

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 14:46:49 Andycole0 Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 14:37:24 Andycole0 Changes to events

The National Archives and Records Administration.

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 14:17:58 Andycole0 Changes to service number, awards and events

American Battle Monument's Commission,

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2020 02:30:22 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1562 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database