Sgt Robert Richard Abbott

Sgt Robert Richard Abbott

Ohio, USA
Death 15 Aug 1944 (aged 21)
Burial Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, USA
Plot Block 32, Lot 111, Space 1
Memorial ID 24156627 · View Source
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SSgt Robert R. Abbott was buried 23 Jan 1949.

1930 OH Census Hancock Co Allen
Charles M Abbott M 49 Ohio
Winfred Abbott F 47 Ohio
Kathleen I Abbott F 16 Ohio
Ned D Abbott M 12 Ohio
William R Abbott M 9 Ohio
Robert R Abbott M 6 Ohio

1940 OH Census Hancock Findlay
Charles Abbot M 59 Ohio
Winefred Abbot F 57 Ohio
William Abbot M 19 Ohio
Robert Abbot M 17 Ohio

Staff Sergeant Robert R. Abbott 21 yrs. old, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Abbott, 619 Hull Ave. Findlay, Ohio. tail-gunner on a B-24 bomber was killed in action over Germany August 15, 1944.

Name of plane - "Lady Lightning", 42-52597 T9 M on 15 Aug 1944 when it failed to return due to German fighters. The plane crashed between Wapserveen and Nijensleek the Netherlands. They were attacked by 20 ME109G from III/JG53 and II/JG5. MACR 8428.

Crew list:
P: 1LT John Suchiu KIA
CP: 2LT Mervin L. Ransom POW
N: 2LT Willaim B. Gatliin POW
B: 2LT Arthur Palladino POW
TT: T/S Emile G. Piazza POW
RO: T/S Frederick J. Gerritz POW
BT: S/S Lowell D. Stiles POW
LW: S/S Jerome R. Samburg KIA
RW: S/S Robert R. Abbott KIA
TG: S/S Edward A. Dobran POW

An eyewitness report:

Saw a plane that was on fire , was leaving the formation and at a height of about 1000 meters the plane exploded and ripped a wing but before it exploded he saw some crewmember bailed out.

The tail landed on a piece of land between Wapserveen and Nijensleek the rest of the plane came down east of Eesenveen. In the plane the body's of S/S Robert R Abbot and S/S Lowell D Stiles. The pilot 1LT John Suchi bailed out but probably his chute failed. His body was found in a field near the Wapserveensche Aa.

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