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Frank R Holt

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Frank R Holt and Frank R Hollopeter are the same person. Along with two of his brothers (although not the two who also served with the 8th Air Force in England, Wayne and Earl), he changed his last name from Hollopeter to Holt in 1963. After WWII, he earned a degree in engineering at Purdue University and went to work in the aerospace industry. His career with Northrop eventually took him to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, where he helped put men on the moon, participating in the U.S. space program from Gemini through the Shuttle. He also remained in the Air Force Reserve, eventually achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel. He died in 1998.

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  • Frank Hollopeter

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 486th Bomb Group
    Frank R Hollopeter and Frank R Holt are the same person. Along with two of his brothers (although not the two who also served with the 8th Air Force in England, Wayne and Earl), he changed his last name from Hollopeter to Holt in 1963. After WWII, he...

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Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Born Indiana, USA 3 August 1920

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2016 18:13:50 macvintner Changes to biography
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I am his son.

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2016 17:55:32 macvintner Changes to nickname, service number, biography and events
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I am his son.

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19 May 2016 17:51:35 macvintner Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, person associations and media associations
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I am his son.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

486th BG/832ndBS / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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