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Bob AbbottBob Abbott was born on July 23rd 1921 in Chicago (Ill.)

He was first employed with  WJJD in  Chicago, and also was heard on the mike of WHFC in Cicero, Ill.

Entering the Army in 1942, he served with the 82nd Airborne Division, and saw action with the 30th Infantry Division in France and Germany.

When  hostilities ended, Abbott  joined  the  AFN Staff in Paris  where he remained until May of 1946 at which time he transferred to AFN Frankfurt. In July 1947 Bob joined the BDN Staff in  Vienna,  where he was employed until Nov. 1943.

Abbott then returned to the States where he attended the Columbia College of Radio in Chicago and did some television work  over a local  Chicago station. He returned to BDN Vienna in August 1949, and was transferred to Salzburg with the key station in May  1950.

(Source: The USFA Sentinel 28 March 1952)

Bob Abbott passed away on February 2nd 1966.