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Russell M Holt Jr




  • Paul Boyle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb 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...

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  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Columbia, SC, USA 21 April 1923
Enlisted Fort Jackson, 5411 Leesburg Road, Eastover, SC 29044, USA 19 March 1943
Died Sumter, SC, USA 16 August 2012

SUMTER Memorial service for Russell M. Holt Jr., 89, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201, with a reception following at the home of his son, Ken Holt. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mr. Holt died Thursday, August 16, 2012. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Russell M. Holt Sr. and Clara Tate Holt. He attended the University of South Carolina and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, completing 35 missions over Germany. For his service, he received the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. He had a career in life insurance for forty years, achieving Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation. He was affiliated with the Sumter Insurance Group until his retirement.

A member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the church choir, he also served as chairman of the Henry Shelor District of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a former member of the Lions Club and was a member and past-president of the Trian Club and the Sumter Civic Chorale.


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26 March 2015 01:57:34 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, awards and events

466th BG Historian

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09 January 2015 21:40:07 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 347