Rank and Name in, First Lieutenant Leo E. Abben.
Unit/Placed in, 26th Squadron, 4th Ferrying Group.
Leo was born on Jan. 10, 1925 in Stephen County, Texas.
Father, Vilhelm Abben.
Mother, Sina (Kvist) Abben.
Both born in Denmark.
Sister, Ruth Abben.
Brothers, William and Morris Abben.
Leo entered the service from Wisconsin with service number # 0-434732.
Leo E. Abben was a Navigator in the 26th Ferry Squadron.
Leo’s crewmembers and their position onboard the B-26 were,
Capt. William J. Dempsey Pilot
1st Lt. Leo E. Abben Co Pilot/Navigator
Cpl. Leander C. Goode Jr. Engineer/Radio Operator
Cpl. Richard H. Moore Bombardier
Leo E. Abben died in a plane crash at sea, on Aug. 1, 1942 and he is honored with, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, WW II Victory Medal.
Leo is buried at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to http://www.cbi-history.com/part_ii.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/