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.
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
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