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Abbott, William Houston

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade William Houston Abbott.

Unit/Placed in, SS American Legion Cargo, United States Naval Reserve.

 

William was born on 1909 in Kansas City, Kansas.

 

Father, Harry A. Abbott.

Mother, Emma W (Bigger) Abbott.

 

William entered the service from Kansas with service number # 0-362773.

 

William H. Abbott was Killed in Action on board the USS American Legion (APA-17), on Jan. 4, 1945, Lieutenant Junior Grade William H. Abbott is honored with a  Purple Heart, 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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_American_Legion_(1919) 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/

SS American Legion (APA-17) Cargo
William H. Abbott
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade