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Harold Dean Hollis

Military

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 250 x combat hrs. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bomb mission on bridge at Nanteuil, in P-51B 42-106808, shot down by flak crashed near Nanteuil sur-Marne Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6258.

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106808

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-75409

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-106851

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred war weary to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 3SF, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Holton, Kansas 12 February 1922

Son of Benjamin Ward and Bessie G [Arnold] Hollis.

Based East Wretham 1944 – 22 June 1944

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Nanteuil-sur-Marne, France 22 June 1944

Shot down by flak over target on a mission to dive bomb the bridge at Nanteuil, France, north of Paris.

Buried 395 Biddle Blvd, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027, USA 1948

Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 2, site 221-B

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2018 10:56:55 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, role, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Hollis&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763729?terms=Harold%20D%20Hollis
https://www.fold3.com/image/169862898?terms=Harold%20D%20Hollis
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3657247/harold-dean-hollis#

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2015 04:32:27 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian
"Mustangs and Unicorns - A History of the 359th FG" - Jack H. Smith

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6258 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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