Frank P. Abbott
USS West Virginia
Frank P. Abbott, born Feb. 19, 1924, Montclair, NJ. He enlisted
in the USN April 10, 1941, and after boot camp was put aboard the USS
Yorktown (CV-5) until it was sunk. He was then transferred to the
USS West Virginia on June 20, 1942, as salvage crew to clean and remove
paint and asbestos. He returned to Bremerton, WA, Navy Yard to
rebuild, then returned to sea and combat after she was rebuilt.
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