Abendschein, Clarence, ADC

Deceased
 
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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
1927
 
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 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Navy Chief Initiated Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
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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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Nov 1, 2014
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
In 1944 Skip flew as a gunner-mechanic with Crew "A" in VPB-101 of the "Odin" Group. Crew "A's" Patrol Plane Commader was LTJG Albert Lubberts. This crew is credited with shooting down four Japanese Zeros in a running gun battle on 12-02-1944.


Memories
Im told by Bills daughter Bev that her Dad hated fireworks. How could such a big strong man be afraid of fireworks? The answere became obvious as I researched VPB-101s history. They faced lots of Japanese gunfire from both fighters and shipboard and shorebased anti-aircraft guns.

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  331 Also There at This Battle:
  • Anderson, Lawrence, PO2, (1940-1947)
  • Baker, Cecil, Cox, (1941-1946)
  • Beckwith, Elmer, CPO, (1943-1946)
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Beyeler, Matthew David, PO3, (1944-1952)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Blair, Foster John, CDR, (1941-1966)
  • Boatwright, General, PO3, (2005-2007)
  • Bridgeman, William Barton, LT, (1941-1947)
  • Brown, Perry Thompson, C.B., (1942-1945)
  • Carmichael, Daniel Archibald, CAPT, (1942-1965)
  • Cass, Harry, PO2, (1942-1952)
  • Clark, Joseph Howard, PO3, (1943-1946)
  • Coleman, Thaddeus Thornton, CAPT, (1941-1973)
  • CORY, AL, MCPO, (1940-1970)
  • Dawson, William L., PO2, (1942-1945)
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