|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1970|
West Virginia, USA
Frank Abbott, the Captain, was 47 years old and was from College Park, Georgia. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1940 and attended the Citadel in 1941-43. He served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War and joined Southern Airways on July 21, 1949. He was called back into the Service for the Korean War. His airline transport pilot certificate was number 507765, and he held ratings in the DC-3, DC-4, DC-9 and Martin-202/404, as well as commercial privileges in single-engine land airplane. He also held a flight instructor certificate and instrument ratings. He had 18,557 hours in the air as a pilot, with 2,194 in the DC-9. His last proficiency check was on October 14, 1970, and he received his FAA first-class medical certificate on October 22, 1970.
On a rainy hillside in Wayne County, West Virginia, the lives of him and 74 other people were lost in the worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history. Among the losses were nearly the entire Marshall University football team, coaches, flight crew, numerous fans, and supporters. The event marked a boundary by which an entire community would forever measure time... before or after "The Crash". God bless those whose lives were lost on that evening; We honor those men and women who made a mark in the hearts of a school, a community and a nation.
Rest peacefully, for all eternity.
Other Marshall University Plane Crash Victims
Frank Hall Abbott (1885 - 1962)
Helen Wray Abbott (1891 - 1972)
New Bern National Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Plot: 11, 0, 7512
Created by: Always Remembered~Susan ...
Record added: Sep 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21574803