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Francis J Holeva

Military

MACR 7381. B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. RTD.

Service

People

  • Duane Kinsey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Completed 36 combat missions ...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Manston

    Military site : airfield
    Built for Royal Naval Air Service use in the First World War, it was both an RAF and Fleet Air Arm base from 1918-50, and after the war a USAF Strategic Air Command base from 1950-51, a United States Air Forces Europe base from 1950-58, an RAF station...

Events

Event Location Date
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 1921
Enlisted Albany, NY, USA 10 October 1942

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:16:11 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:15:44 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Supplement, Attlebridge Arsenal / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7381 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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