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Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Earl Austin Abbott.
Unit/Placed in on, USS Hornet (CV-8) Carrier, United States Navy.
Earl is born in 1904 in Missouri.
Father, Lee E. Abbott.
Mother, Esta Abbott.
Earl enlisted the U.S.Army with serial # 2917361.
Earl was KIA when the ship was hit by a Bomb and Torpedo from a Japanese Nakajima B5N (torpedo bomber) and Sunk during the Battle of Santa Cruz on Oct. 26, 1942, Seaman First Class Earl A. Abbott is honored with a Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Earl is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/08.htm ABMC, https://abmc.gov Familysearch.com https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org, Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. Info: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html Maurice van Doorn and Jean Louis Vijgen.