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SSgt Robert Alan Abadie
Birth: Feb. 16, 1918
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1942, Indonesia

The son of William Beall Abadie and Georgia Flo (Blakemore) Abadie. Attended Austin High School, class of 1935, followed by the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now known as the University of Texas at El Paso).

On August 2, 1942, Abadie was the bombardier of B-17E #41-2435 assigned to the 5th Air Force, 19th Bombardment Group, 28th Bombardment Squadron. The plane was part of a flight of B-17s searching for a Japanese convoy near Buna. The aircraft was attacked by ten Zeros and shot down, crashing into the Solomon Sea. Several men bailed out, but only one survived. The men were not officially declared dead by the Army until 1946.

Abadie was from Travis County, TX. He received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Beall Abadie (1885 - 1964)
  Flo Blakemore Abadie (1890 - 1954)
 
Note: Entered the service from Texas.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: Susan Abadie
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56748312
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