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Crew Chief Frank Hollopeter, left, performing maintenance on B-17G in the snow, winter 1944/45, Station 174, Sudbury, UK (other ground crew member on right unknown)

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Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

People

  • Frank Hollopeter

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Frank R Hollopeter and Frank R Holt are the same person. Along with two of his brothers (although not the two who also served with the 8th Air Force in England, Wayne and Earl), he changed his last name from Hollopeter to Holt in 1963. After WWII, he...

  • Frank Holt

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Frank R Holt and Frank R Hollopeter are the same person. Along with two of his brothers (although not the two who also served with the 8th Air Force in England, Wayne and Earl), he changed his last name from Hollopeter to Holt in 1963. After WWII, he...

Locations

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

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19 May 2016 20:05:41 macvintner Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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