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George Abecassis
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1913
Death: Dec. 18, 1991

Motor racing driver and constructor. Born in Chertsey, Surrey, Abecassis made a name for himself in English club racing until the outbreak of WW2. He joined the Royal Air Force becoming a pilot when he specialised flying his Lysander aircraft into nightime France with secret agents. Awarded the DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross). After the war, he returned to club racing then formed a partnership with John Heath of HW Motors Ltd. They built a racing car called the HW-Alta, and later the HWM, and it was in one of these Abecassis entered two Grand Prix, retiring in both. He gained more success in sportscars and became a works Aston Martin driver, winning his class in the 1950 Le Mans 24hr race with Lance Macklin. In 1953 he finished 2nd in the Sebring 12hrs race partnered by Reg Parnell. After his partner Heath lost his life in a crash during the 1956 Mille Miglia, he retired from motor sport.  
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  Angela Abecassis (1932 - 2000)*
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St Nicholas Churchyard
Wycombe District
Buckinghamshire, England
Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Apr 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13850823
George Abecassis
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George Abecassis
Added by: Paul Narramore
George Abecassis
Added by: Paul Narramore
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- wayne wachtell
 Added: Jul. 20, 2010
you won your race. god bless!
- Watching Angels
 Added: Jan. 30, 2009

- arianna
 Added: Oct. 10, 2006
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