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Abbott, Murray E.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Murray E. Abbott.

Unit/Placed in on, 425th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Murray is born in 1914, Kinder, Louisiana.

 

Father, Frank Abbott.

Mother, Zena Abbott.

 

 Murray enlisted the service in Louisiana with serial # 18170549.

 

Murray died when the his plane disappeared over the South China Sea during a sea sweep mission on Dec. 18, 1944, Staff Sergeant Murray E. Abbott is honored with a  Purple Heart, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Murray’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were;

1st Lt.      W. L. Folke                     Pilot

1st Lt.      Edward W. Price             Co Pilot

2nd Lt.     Andrew M. Sustaric       Navigator

1st Lt.      Reed D. Deen                 Bombardier

T/Sgt.      Alva L. Knox                   Engineer

T/Sgt.      James D. Vaughn           Radio Operator

S/Sgt.      Bruce L. Ludwig              Assistent Engineer

S/Sgt.      Murray E. Abbott           Assistent Engineer?

S/Sgt.      Lauwrence F. Bowar        Assistent Radio Operator

T/Sgt.      John E. Guffin                Radar Observer

S/Sgt.      Birtin E. Trainor              Photographer

 

Murray is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.usaaf-in-cbi.com/308th_web/index.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

425th Bomber Squadron
308Th Bomber Group
B-24
Kunming Airfield, China
C(hina) B(urma) I(ndia)
His rank Staff Sergeant