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Flowers left for Richard Abbe
2Lt. Richard A. Abbe was a Navigator with the U.S. Army Air Force, 12th Air Force, 57th Bombardment Wing, 321st Bombardment Group, 448th Bombardment Squadron, aboard B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber Aircraft, stationed in the MTO during WW2. 2Lt. Abbe was Killed In Action On 02 December 1943~During a Bombing Mission on a Road Bridge Northwest of Chieti, Italy, Just 25 Miles North of the Front Lines. The Plane, Flying in the Lead Position, Took a Direct Flak Hit to the Gas Tank, Exploded, and What Was Left, Went Down in Flames. The Pilot, 2Lt. Clark and The Co-Pilot, Major Bates, Somehow Survived, But Were Captured By The Enemy, And Held As Prisoners Of War. They Were Later Returned. 2Lt. Richard A. Abbe and S/Sgt. John W. Paschal Were Buried or Memorialized TOGETHER at ZACHARY TAYLOR NATIONAL CEMETERY In LOUISVILLE, KY; In SECTION E, SITE 208. -- A/C No. 41-30326 (shot down) P->Clark, Paul I., 2Lt~MIA~POW;CP->Bates, James P., "Jimmy", Maj., Squadron Commanding Officer~MIA~POW;N->Abbe, Richard A., 2Lt,~KIA;B->Brown, Robert H., "Brownie", Capt., Group Bombardier~KIA;E->Henry, Lewis F., S/Sgt~KIA;R->Terho, Harold V., S/Sgt~KIA;G->Paschal, John W., S/Sgt~KIA;F->None; --NEVER FORGET THEIR Service & Sacrifice.--This info can be verified at:
- Patti Johnson
 Added: Jan. 4, 2010

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