Abbott, George Edward, SSgt

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

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

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

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Aerial Gunner Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
601st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy398th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 611, 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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