Abbott, John Edward, CAPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1966-1966, Prisoner of War/Vietnam
Service Years
1945 - 1966
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Vermont
Vermont
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Burlington, VT
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Apr 27, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06E 124

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Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon


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Last Known Activity

He was forced to eject over North Vietnam and was taken as a Prisoner of War on April 20, 1966. CDR Abbott was reported to have died in captivity 7 days later, on April 27, 1966. He was posthumously promoted to Captain, and his remains were returned to the United States on March 13, 1974 and Identified in April 17, 1974 Capt Abbott is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. 



 
Name of Award
Prison of War Medal
Year Awarded
1966
Details behind Award:
Commander John Abbott (NSN: 0-505134), United States Navy, was held as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam from April 20, 1966 until his death in captivity on or about April 27, 1966.
Action Date: April 20 - 27, 1966
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Division: Prisoner of War (North Vietnam)
   
Comments/Citation

 
Name of Award
Distiguished Flying Cross X5
Years Awarded
1950
1952
1965
1966
1966
Details behind Awards:
Awarded for actions during the Korean War
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ensign John Abbott (NSN: 0-505134), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flights in the Korean Theater during the period 4 July to 25 September 1950. As a pilot of a fighter plane, Ensign Abbott participated in thirty-five strike missions over enemy territory.
Action Date: July 4 - September 25, 1950
Service: Navy
Rank: Ensign
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade John Abbott (NSN: 0-505134), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement and distinguished leadership while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a fighter aircraft attached to Fighter Squadron FIFTY-THREE (VF-53), based on board the U.S.S. ESSEX (CV-9), during attacks against enemy forces over hostile North Korean territory on 15 January 1952. As Division Leader of a flak-suppression element escorting attack bombers on a strike mission against an important and heavily defended rail and supply center near Yangdok, North Korea, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Abbott preceded the attack bombers into the target area and with utter disregard for his own personal safety and in the face of extremely intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, led his team in repeated bombing and strafing attacks against these anti-aircraft gun positions which were concealed in treacherous mountain terrain. His aggressiveness, courageous leadership and outstanding airmanship enabled his division to suppress the flak so thoroughly that no damage was sustained by the attack bomber elements during their attacks. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Abbott personally destroyed three heavy gun positions and silenced several others. His gallant and untiring devotion to duty was at all time in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: January 15, 1952
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Company: Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53)
Division: U.S.S. Essex (CV-9)
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Commander John Abbott (NSN: 0-505134), United States Navy, was awarded a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Strike Leader and Pilot of an attack aircraft attached to Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN (VA-113), in U.S.S. KITTY HAWK (CVA-63), during operations in the Republic of Vietnam against the Viet Cong on 22 December 1965.
Action Date: 22-Dec-65
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113)
Division: U.S.S. Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Commander John Abbott (NSN: 0-505134), United States Navy, was awarded a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Division Leader and Pilot of an attack aircraft attached to Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN (VA-113), in U.S.S. KITTY HAWK (CVA-63), in operations against a vital bridge in North Vietnam on 20 April 1966.
Action Date: 20-Apr-66
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113)
Division: U.S.S. Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Commander John Abbott (NSN: 0-505134), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in Southeast Asia.
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2012
   
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John Abbott was born on August 20, 1927, in Burlington, Vermont. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 8, 1945, and entered the Navy V-5 flight training program in October 1945. Abbott was released from active duty in September 1946, and then returned to flight training with the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in July 1947, being designated a Naval Aviator in September 1948, and receiving his commission as an Ensign on July 22, 1949.

   
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Cottrill, George Norman, PO2, (1944-1952) [Other Service Rank]
Crosby, Philip Bayard, PO2, (1944-1952) [Other Service Rank]
Daley, Hubert, PO1, (1941-1947) [Other Service Rank]
STACK, James Edmund, MCPO, (1941-1985) [Other Service Rank]
FURER, Julius, RADM, (1897-1945) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Backus, Standish, CDR, (1940-1956) Commander
Laboon, John, CAPT, (1943-1980) Lieutenant
Coghlan, Francis, LCDR, (1943-1965) Lieutenant Junior Grade
SNYDER, Harry, LCDR, (1941-1969) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Gravely, Samuel L., VADM, (1942-1980) Ensign
Rixey, Charles, RDML, (1944-1978) Other Service Rank
Taylor, Jesse Junior, CDR, (1942-1965) Other Service Rank
Crooks, Dennis, MCPO, (1939-1967) Chief Petty Officer
Dolan, Owen, CPO, (1940-1970) Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Ronald, SCPO, (1943-1968) Petty Officer Third Class
Moorehead, Luther, SCPO, (1946-1967) Seaman 1st Class
Verdolini, Vincent, PO2, (1943-1951) Seaman 1st Class
Flynn, Paul, SN, (1944-1951) Seaman
Shafer, Benjamin, MCPO, (1944-1963) Fireman
Cooper, John, CAPT, (1943-1982) Special Agent
Sutton, George, LCDR, (1943-1983) Midshipman
Hooter, Hobart, PO1, (1943-1966) Seaman Apprentice
Cirilli, John, PO2, (1945-1952) Fireman Apprentice
KAUFFMAN, Donald, CPO, (1942-1970) 00 [Other Service Rank]
DERTIEN, Donald, CAPT, (1940-1968) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Bartley, Richard, LT, (1942-1952) OFF 230X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Watts, Fenwich, LT, (1943-1953) OFF 191X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Chun, Newton, LCDR, (1941-1970) OFF 210X Ensign
Stoll, Linus, CDR, (1943-1986) OFF 111X Ensign
Allen, Edwin, PO1, (1944-1974) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Alumbaugh, Maurice, PO1, (1942-1953) 00 Other Service Rank
BALLARD, HUGH Lee, PO1, (1941-1967) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Barnett, Ollie, SN, (1942-1965) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Carpenter, Malcolm Scott, CDR, (1943-1969) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Doyle, Joseph, PO3, (1944-1961) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Gutierrez, Louis, SCPO, (1943-1969) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
Jackson, William, PO3, (1944-1953) 00 00-0000 Other Service Rank
STROH, Albert, CAPT, (1942-1974) 00 Other Service Rank
Baxter, Robert, PO1, (1943-1952) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Boffi, Francesco Verrznzio, PO1, (1942-1953) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Devlin, James AM AMS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Devlin, James, PO1, (1942-1951) AM AMS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hogan, Philip, MCPO, (1943-1970) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stuvengen, Barbara (Bobbe), PO1, (1945-1959) .V Sp(V) Petty Officer First Class
Demoree, Alfred Gasper, PO1, (1944-1952) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Demorest, Robert Vernon, PO2, (1941-1952) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Mulrooney, George, CPO, (1942-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Tracy, Keith, MCPO, (1943-1971) HM HM-5307 Petty Officer Second Class
Baker, Walter, PO3, (1943-1952) SH SH-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jones, Roger, PO1, (1943-1955) ARM ARM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Odegaard, Linus, PO3, (1945-1952) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Paulus, Eugene Albert, PO3, (1943-1945) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Willey, Walter, CPO, (1944-1986) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Asmussen, Glenn Edward, PO1, (1942-1966) SN SN-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Glassford, Carl Jerome, PO2, (1943-1966) TM TM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Krakovsky, Solomon, SN, (1940-1954) SN SN-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Mckenzie, John, PO3, (1944-1954) BM BM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Mollohan, William, PO2, (1944-1966) FT FT-0000 Seaman 1st Class
SIGSWORTH, David, CAPT, (1945-1982) SA Seaman Apprentice

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