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Reginald C Holliday

Military

Reg Holliday served as a co-pilot with the 418th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Thorpe Abbotts, England, Dec. 1943-May 1944. Upon completion of his combat service he was trained for Flight Control Officer duty and was assigned to the 493rd Bomb Group, Debach where he served for the duration of hostilities in the ETO.

Service

People

  • Mark Gummersall

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    On 12 May 1944, Gummersall was the Command Pilot for the mission to Brux.

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Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 420th Air Service Group
  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 330th Station Complement Squadron
  • 418th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30091 Blivit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/4/43; Gore 10/4/43; Denver 27/4/43; with Bill Stenson force landed Tinker, Ok 1/5/43; Gt Falls 25/5/43; Assigned 25FS/7FG with Bill Stenson force landed Tinker, OK 30/4/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-S]...

  • 42-31895 Miss-Chief

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Presque Is 3/2/44; Grenier 11/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 16/2/44; Missing in Action Misburg/Hamburg 31/12/44 with Paul Carroll, Co-pilot: Harry Winger, Navigator: George Klare,...

Associated Place

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

  • 493rd Bomb Group Museum

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born 8 October 1918
Died 8 August 1996

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2018 23:45:13 Randyhol Changes to role
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Randy Holliday, son of Lt. Reginald C. Holliday

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2018 23:42:31 Randyhol Changes to biography
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Randy Holliday, son of Lt. Reginald C. Holliday

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2018 23:38:11 Randyhol Changes to media associations
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Randy Holliday, son of Lt. Reginald C. Holliday

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2018 11:25:53 helen@faxbase.co.uk Changes to events
Sources

493rd BG Archives Debach
www.493bgdebach.co.uk

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2016 18:09:07 Randyhol Changes to firstname, nickname, unit associations and place associations
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Randy Holliday, son of Lt. Reg C. Holliday

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2016 15:55:08 Lucy May Changes to service number, unit associations and place associations
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Brought in information from a duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php where he is listed as a Flight Control Officer with unit '420' - possibly the 420th Air Service Group.

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2016 20:59:40 Randyhol Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
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Randy Holliday, son of Lt. Reg C. Holliday

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2016 02:15:19 Randyhol Changes to service number, highest rank and awards
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Randall H. Holliday, son

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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