PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Abbott, Earl L. "Abby" (Service number: O-660088)
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.
     
SILVER STAR MEDAL (SSM)
Rank: Major
Unit: 8th Air Force, U.S. 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
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Awarded 9 times: 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, 3 x Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Second AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Third AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Fourth AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Fifth AM awarded as Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Sixth AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leave Cluster
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Seventh AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Eight AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
AIR MEDAL (AM)
Details: Ninth AM awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Details: Awarded 3 times: 2 x Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Details: Second DFC awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Details: Third DFC awarded as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
 
     
PURPLE HEART
 
     
EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN CAMPAIGN MEDAL
 
     
WORLD WAR TWO VICTORY MEDAL
 
     
AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL
 
     
PILOT WING
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - USA - ABBOTT Earl L
- Earl Leroy Abbott | American Air Museum in Britain
- Earl L Abbott, Major from Pennsylvania, World War II Casualty
- Valor awards for Earl L. Abbott
- American Battle Graves Archive Directory
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