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Abbott, Murray E.

Name and Rank, Staff Sergeant Murray E. Abbott.

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

 

Murray was born  in 1914 in Kinder, Allen Parish, Louisiana.

 

Father, Frank Abbott.

Mother, Lenia Z. Abbott.

Sisters, Nina, Nellie, Della and Hazel Abbott.

Brothers, Jim and Nelson Abbott.

 

Murray entered  the service from Louisiana with service number # 18170549.

 

Murray E. Abbott was a Assistant Engineer in the 425th Bomber Squadron.

 

Murray’s crewmembers and their positions onboard the 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                         Assistant Engineer

S/Sgt.          Murray E. Abbott                       Assistant Engineer?

S/Sgt.          Lauwrence F. Bowar                    Assistant Radio Operator

T/Sgt.          John E. Guffin                           Radar Observer

S/Sgt.          Birtin E. Trainor                        Photographer

Murray was KIA when the plane never returned from their mission (probably crashed in the sea), on Dec.18, 1945, and he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Murray is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.

 

Thanks to http://www.usaaf-in-cbi.com/308th_web/sqd_425.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

425th Bomber Squadron
308th Bomber Group
B-24
Suichwan, China
C(hina)B(urma)I(ndia)
Murray E. Abbott
His rank Staff Sergeant
China Map
Flying Tigres, USAAF Asia