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James S Hollowell





  • Robert Gray

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 34th Bomb Group

  • Harold Logan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Nose Gunner | 34th Bomb Group

  • Robert Priddy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group

  • Richard Stonefield

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group

  • Harold Thomas

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 34th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron



  • 373

    27 May 1944

  • 405

    11 June 1944
    Flew a sortie flight to the French Coast at 24,000 feet. 8th Combat Flight. No flak.

  • 8th Air Force 425

    20 June 1944

  • 432

    22 June 1944

  • 447

    29 June 1944

  • 460

    8 July 1944

  • 481

    18 July 1944
    Flew an easy one over Denmark to Germany. Only had one hours sleep between yesterday and today.

  • 8th Air Force 482

    19 July 1944
    Schweinfurt, Germany ball bearing plant was the target. Hit by flak and fell behind formation at 8:45 am above Aachen, Germany and crashed at Haren, Belgium at 10:06 am in the air district.

  • 492

    24 July 1944
    Bombed enemy troop concentrations and thus assisted the Allied breakthrough at St. Lo. About 1500 planes of US went to St. Lo in Cherbourg. We came back with our bombs. Couldn't find the target.

  • 501

    28 July 1944

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Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


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Date Contributor Update
03 June 2015 09:27:02 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography

Merged with duplicate entry to include details :
1996 34th BG Roster ;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2015 02:49:34 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2015 01:58:37 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations and media associations

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