Bob 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 82ndAirborne Division, and saw action with the 30thInfantry 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.