Abbott, George Edward, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 398th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Last Address
RAF Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire, England

Casualty Date
Oct 15, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Mount Lebanon Cemetery - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2, Lot 152

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 Unit Assignments
601st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy398th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, M 0611, 601st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1944, 398th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1944-1944, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the togglier and nose gunner on a B-17 during a bombing mission to Cologne, Germany. He was killed when a flak shell destroyed the nose of the aircraft. The pilots and navigator overcame serious damage and adversity to safely get the plane back to England so that Sgt Abbott was the only crewmember killed.
   
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