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Balus J. Holleman Jr.


B.J. was a B-24 pilot, shot down and taken prisoner in March 1945


Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 460th Bomb Group

    460th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 460th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in May 1943. Activated on 1 July 1943. Activated as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment unit; assigned to II Bomber Command for training. Primarily trained in New Mexico and Utah. Received deployment orders...


Event Location Date
Born Jacksonville, NC, USA 1923
Enlisted Fort Bragg, NC, USA 8 December 1942
POW Germany 22 March 1945
Died Kinston, NC, USA 15 August 2018


Date Contributor Update
16 August 2018 20:54:48 KD4ITI Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations

Dave Wentzel
8th AF Historical Soc, Metrolina Chapter