ROBERT W ABBOTT
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HONORED ON PANEL 4E, LINE 19 OF THE WALL

ROBERT WILLIAM ABBOTT

WALL NAME

ROBERT W ABBOTT

PANEL / LINE

4E/19

DATE OF BIRTH

10/19/1920

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NIHN THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/17/1965

HOME OF RECORD

DELMAR

COUNTY OF RECORD

Albany County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT WILLIAM ABBOTT
POSTED ON 6.29.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

Major Abbott,
Thank you for your service, and rest in the arms of the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.25.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Major Robert William Abbott, Served with the 4th Air Commando Squadron, 6250th Combat Support Group. 13th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 8.7.2015

Final Mission of MAJ Robert W. Abbot

The first AC-47D Spooky Gunships arrived in Vietnam in November 1965. Their guns had been removed in order to lighten the aircraft for the trans-Pacific flight. The guns would not arrive until a month later. In the meantime, the aircraft were put to work on courier and cargo flights. The 4th Air Commando Squadron (ACS) lost their first aircraft, an AC-47D (serial number 43-49492), on a night time cross country courier flight between Tan Son Nhut and Phan Rang on December 17, 1965 when it was struck by ground fire. The wreckage was located on December 23rd. The bodies of the nine men on board the aircraft, four 4th ACS flight crew members and 5 passengers, were recovered. They included pilot MAJ Robert W. Abbot, co-pilot MAJ Robert L. Abernathy, navigator 1LT Francis R. Buckley, flight engineer A1C Claude W. Mathews, and passengers TSGT John M. Chappell, TSGT Thomas N. Sloan, SSGT Ralph L. Hinson, and A1C Johnson A. Meade. [Taken from ac47-gunships.com and aviation-safety.net]
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POSTED ON 11.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Major Robert William Abbott, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.11.2011

A brave pilot, THANK YOU !!!!

For Major Robert William Abbott I thank you for your service and braveness. We as Americans will never forget your valiant sacrifice for your country THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!
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