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Abbott, Virgil Franklin

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Virgil Franklin Abbott.

Unit/Placed in on, 27th Bomber Squadron, 30th Bomber Group(Heavy).

Bataan Death March

(April 9, 1942)

Virgil F. Abbott became a POW an walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (70.000 pow), Many walked this march and many died (aprox.600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps and was send to Camp no record, and was executed.



Virgil is born in 1914 Eagle Point, Oregon.


Father, Luther F. Abbott.

Mother, Fay (Nicolas) Abbott.


Virgil enlisted the U.S.Army in California with service number # 39838966.


Virgil was died as a POW after capturing by the Japanese when he crash landed with the plane on Nov. 10, 1945,  Technical Sergeant Virgil Franklin Abbott is honored with a  Purple Heart, Air Medal, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

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


Lt Col. Arthur J. Walker Command Pilot

1st Lt .Fred B. Garrett Pilot

2nd Lt. James J. Pallandino Co Pilot

2nd Lt. Charles W. Holland Navigator

2nd Lt. Donald B. Wright Bombardier

T/Sgt. John D. Travers Engineer

T/Sgt. Virgil F. Abbott Radio Operator

S/Sgt. John R. Ormesher Assistent Engineer

S/Sgt. Lester G. Schwam Assistent Radio Operator

S/Sgt. George S. Lunsford Tail Gunner

Maj. Thomas F. Harper Jr .Passenger


Virgil is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

Thanks to 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/

POW Camp (Unknown)
Philippine Scout Badge
His Rank Technical Sergeant