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Abbott, William Edwin

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class William Edwin Abbott.

Unit/Placed in on, Patrol Bombing Squadron 104 (VPB-104), United Staes Navy.

 

William is born 1925 in Missouri.

 

Father, Ben Abbott.

 

William enlisted the service in Illinois with serial # 7550232.

 

William was KIA when the plane was severely damaged by FLAK  and during reparations lost his life on Dec. 12, 1944,  is honored with a  Purple Heart, Navy Cross, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.vpnavy.com/ 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/

Patrol Bombing Squadron 104 (VPB-104)
PB4Y2
Aviation Clasp
William E. Abbott
His rank Aviation Machinist Mate Third Class