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Document Details


Title: Abraham (Abe) Sabbatini
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Concordia University, St. Paul. Department of History
Collection: Prisoner of War Oral History Project
Description: Abe Sabbatini was born on 7 September 1918 in the small town of Glen Lyon, PA, the son of Italian immigrant parents. When he was less than a year old his parents went back to Italy, and here Abe lived until 1929, when he was sixteen years old. Returning then to the USA, he stayed briefly in PA before moving to the San Francisco area, where he worked many years in the plumbing trade. In 1941 Abe was drafted into the US Army; he was assigned to the Air Corps, to the 440th Ordinance Co. In late 1941 this unit was posted to the Philippines, to an Air Corps base near Manila.
URL: http://people.csp.edu/saylor/POWproject/POWinterviews/SabbatiniA.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2004 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Sabbatini, Abraham, 1918-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 7-Sep-1918
Speaker place of birth: Glen Lyon, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 86
Document location: San Mateo, CA
Document date: 24-Jan-2004
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Organizations discussed: U.S. Army Air Force, 1918-1947
Historical events discussed: Japanese Invasion of the Philippines, December 8, 1941-April 9, 1942; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; Japan; North America; Philippines; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Japan; Japanese Invasion of the Philippines, December 8, 1941-April 9, 1942; North America; Oral history; Philippines; Prisoners of war; U.S. Army Air Force, 1918-1947; United States; United States--Armed Forces; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0034064-37405