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Abbott, Earl Austin

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.

Buried at Sea
USS Hornet (CV-8) Carrier
Airplane Attack
Nakajima B5N Bomber
His rank Seaman First Class