John Edward Abbott was born in Bradley County, Tennessee, the son of John C. Abbott and Sallie Wilson. He enlisted 8 Oct 1942 at Ft Oglethorpe, Georgia. He served with the 157th Infantry, 45th Division. Pvt Abbott was returned from Italy.

Buried Chattanooga National Cemetery, Section Y, Site 361. Interment 10 Aug 1948

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 10 May 1944
Pvt. John E. Abbott, 22, son of Mrs. Sallie Abbott, Route 2, Tunnel Boulevard, was killed in action in Italy, April 8, his mother was notified last week by the War Department. Before entering the army in October, 1942, Pvt. Abbott was employed here at Blanchard’s Handle Factory. He attended Eastdale School. He went overseas in June, 1943. His wife, the former Miss Etwell Dean Summers, lives in Brainerd Hills. He is the brother of Mrs. Viola Bearfield, Misses Greda, Mildred and Clara Abbott, Cpl. C.L. Adams, Seattle, Wash.; Sterl, Dewey and Richard Abbott.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 March 1922
  • Date of death: 8 April 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 157 Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: David McMillan

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