Abendschein, Clarence, ADC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1967-1967, AD-6428, USS Wasp (CVS-18)
Service Years
1943 - 1968
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Carl Mottern (The White Buffalo), AW1 to remember Abendschein, Clarence (Bill or Skip), CPO USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Buffalo, New york
Last Address
Brooksville, Florida

Date of Passing
Jul 03, 2002
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Cemetery - Buffalo, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Navy Chief Initiated

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 10209, Spring Hill Post
  1992, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 10209, Spring Hill Post (Member) (Spring Hill, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Naval Air Reserve Unit Niagara Falls NY
Other Comments:
                         Bill had entered the US Navy at age 16, with a forged birth certificate. I knew him as "Uncle Bill". Not a blood realative, but instead he was a local neighbor who my parents selected as my Godfather. He entertaind me at a young age with stories of his Navy flying. I picked up snipets here and there as I grew older, and I just wish I had more details now. I missed out on getting to know him better while I was an adult, as he moved to Florida after his retirement from the Niagara Mohawk Power Company, where he had worked as a "Lineman" and "Line Crew Foreman" .

                         With my growing interest in Navy history, I feel I cheated myself out of a great learning opportunity by not keeping in better contact with him after he movewd to Florida. I cherish the interest the man took in me. This sight gives me a small chance to honor him.
                                                                      AW1 Carl Mottern, USNR, RET 
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  1943-1945, AD-0000, VPB-101

AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate

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VPB-101 Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class

AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate


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Air Units - Fixed Wing


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Fixed Wing

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Last Updated: Feb 21, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
The guys he flew with on LTjg Lubberts Crew, designated Crew "A".

Other Memories
Flying over Japanese POW camps holding US and allied POWs. They always waved thier wings to let the boys in the camp know they were not forgotten.

My Photos For This Unit
PB4Y1 Liberator
VPB-101 Crew A LTJG Lubberts  Crew 1944
VPB-101 Odin Group Crest
VPB-101 Odin Group San Diego 1988 Reunion Poster
1 Member Also There at Same Time

Steagall, Herman, PO2, (1942-1946) ARM ARM-0000 Seaman First Class

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