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Robert O Holliday


Robert Holliday flew his first few missions as the co-pilot with Lt. Shambaugh. He then flew the majority of his missions (18 out of 30) in A/C 44-48431, OR-W, "Cheri II." His co-pilot was Edward Fagnani.



  • Max Shambaugh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Max Shambaugh served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group, flying missions out of Bassingbourn, England.

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8431

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 6/10/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-W] Bassingbourn 4/11/44; {46m} Returned to the USA Bradley 5/6/45; Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45. CHERI II.


  • 792

    14 January 1945

  • 798

    17 January 1945

  • 809

    28 January 1945

  • 811

    29 January 1945

  • 814

    1 February 1945

  • 821

    6 February 1945

  • 824

    9 February 1945

  • 833

    16 February 1945

  • 835

    19 February 1945
    1,100 Heavies Hit Nazi Rails ...

  • 836

    20 February 1945
    "Continuing their offensive against the Nazi communications, 900 Fortresses of the 8th Air Force, attacking in two giant waves, thundered over Nuremberg yesterday to shower the cities huge railway yards and locomotive repair shops with more than 11,000...

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Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


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08 January 2018 11:05:23 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations

Source message left by Robert O Holliday, Sr's son on UPL 27364:
The pilot on the left is my father, Robert O. Holliday, Sr. I believe that he flew his first few missions as the co-pilot with Lt. Shambaugh. He then flew the majority of his missions (18 out of 30) in A/C 44-4831, OR-W, "Cheri II." My father's co-pilot was Edward Fagnani. As far as I know, the entire crew flew all of their missions together, though the war ended before their tour was over.