42-30091 Blivit

Object Number - UPL 21816 - Pictured with Dean Radtke crew. Blivit was also flown by the crew led by pilot Lt. Mark Gummersall and co-pilot Lt. Reginald C. Holliday . Staff...

Delivered Denver 9/4/43; Gore 10/4/43; Denver 27/4/43; with Bill Stenson force landed Tinker, Ok 1/5/43; Gt Falls 25/5/43; Assigned 25FS/7FG with Bill Stenson force landed Tinker, OK 30/4/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-S] Thorpe Abbotts 17/6/43; damaged in base explosion at Gt Ashfield 3/9/43; crash landed Eye, Sfk. UK, 21/4/44, on training flight with Myron Richmond (all of 349BS), Co-pilot: John Kenney, Navigator: Gus Horstmann, Bombardier: Bob Keagy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lester Cutler, Radio Operator: Walter George, Ball turret gunner: Chas Lewis, Waist gunner: John Johnson, Waist gunner: Cornelius Robinson, Tail gunner: Ray Lilly (10 Killed in Service); mission abandoned and ship suddenly dived to crash on butts of Eye Afd, Sfk., beside A140 Ipswich-Norwich Rd; Salvaged 5/5/44. BLIVIT.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Reginald C Holliday riding a horse during R&R
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 420th Air Service Group 493rd Bomb Group 330th Station Complement Squadron 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-751964
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot, thereafter Flight Control Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Damaged in base explosion

Great Ashfield, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 3HE, UK 3 September 1943

Crashed

Eye, UK 21 April 1944

Revisions

Date6 Oct 2020 18:09:24
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date23 Feb 2020 23:48:11
ContributorResearch MD
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Family records.

Date13 Jan 2018 19:55:49
ContributorRandyhol
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Correction of typo.

Date13 Jan 2018 19:55:17
ContributorRandyhol
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Randy Holliday, son of Lt. Reg. C. Holliday, 100th BG, 418th BS, flew as co-pilot, crew of Lt. Mark Gummersall, on Blivit. Missions flown during period of Dec. 1943-Feb. 1944.

Date16 Nov 2017 16:40:51
ContributorLucy May
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Added connections to airmen and units from biographical information.

Date16 May 2016 21:18:25
ContributorRandyhol
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Randy Holliday, son of Lt. Reg C. Holliday

Date16 May 2016 21:16:38
ContributorRandyhol
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Randy Holliday, son of Lt. Reg C. Holliday

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:27
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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