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Abate Arthur Gerard

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Name:
Arthur Gerard Abate
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
31308746
Unit:
850th Bomber Squadron, 801st Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-07-05
State:
Massachusetts
Cemetery:
Epinal American Cemetery
Plot:
B
Row:
42
Grave:
14
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

The B-24 number 41-29599 named BOOTS took off at 2331 on 4 July 1944 from Harrington, UK to deliver supplies to the French resistance (Operation Peter). The plane was shot down by flak over Lagney le Sec, France, at 2am on the morning of 5 July. The entire crew of ten was killed. MACR 6991. S/Sgt Abate was a machine gunner. He is front row, second from left in the picture.