Abbott, Earl L. "Abby"

Date of birth:
January 8th, 1919 (Springboro/Pennsylvania, United States)
Date of death:
January 24th, 1945 (Aachen/Noordrijn-Westfalen, Germany)
Mentioned on:
Cambridge American Cemetary and Memorial
Nationality:
American

Biography

Major. 328th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group Service. P-51 'Flossie III' #4414710. Missing in action.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
28th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group Service, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Forces
Awarded on:
1945
Action:
Earl L. Abbott, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the EIGHTH Air Force in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.
Details:
Headquarters, 8th Air Force, General Orders No. 37; Posthumously awarded
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Awarded 9 times: 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 3 x Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Second AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Third AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Fourth AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Fifth AM awarded as Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Sixth AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leave Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Seventh AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Eight AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Ninth AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Awarded 3 times: 2 x Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Second DFC awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Third DFC awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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