Ancil Clair HolmanMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying in B-24 Liberator 41-11803.
Crew member B-24 Liberator 41-24026 'Baby', 21-Aug-43 mission to Cancello, Italy marshalling yards, A/C dropped its bomb payload on target and was being attacked by numerous fighters and taking heavy damage. Lt. Minnich and Lt. Cook were still in the cockpit trying to level the plane, now in a spin, so the rest of the crew could bail out. Lt. Minnich waved us all out with his right arm as he levelled the plane for a few moments. Only 3 survived the bail out. KIA. MACR 377.
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|Cancello CR, Italy||21 September 1943||Failed to Return (FTR) Cancello, Italy in B-24 41-24026 'Baby'; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 377|
|Bell County, KY||Son of Henry Clay and Juletie Barbra [Robbins] Holman.|
|Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial||Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial Nettuno, Provincia di Roma Lazio, Italy. Plot E Row 12 Grave 49|
Ploesti Sortie Reports for the 98th Bomb Group;