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Martin Hollis

Military

31 x combat missions.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Obit: "CMSgt. Martin Hollis, USAF (Ret), 90, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2006. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 in Andersonville National Cemetery.

CMSgt. Hollis was born on May 1, 1916 in Hamilton County, TN. In July 1971, CMSgt. Hollis retired from The United States Air Force after 31 years of service. He also retired later (1981) after being employed by the United States Postal Service for nine years. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era. In WWII, he flew 31 missions as a turret gunner on the B-24 bomber. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. In the Korean Conflict, he was superintendent of maintenance for the F80's and P-51's. In the Vietnam Era, he was superintendent of maintenance for B-52's. He received many medals during his 31 years of military service. Despite his very active career and numerous demands upon his time, he was first and foremost a family man. He loved to be with his family. CMSgt. Hollis was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Curley Adams Hollis, sisters, Ladenia Smith, Gertrude Smith and step-son, David Hodgson."

Service

People

  • Howard Roeller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD ...

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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. ...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29155 'Piccadilly Commando'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. As the Howard Andrew Roeller crew were preparing for a mission, the incendaries caught fire 8-May-44, destroyed by resulting inferno, crew escaped unharmed. Salvaged 9-May-44.

  • 42-95289 'Little Rollo'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. 123 missions. Returned Zone of Interior (ZI)

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chatta, Tennessee 1 May 1916

Son of Clyde and Curley [Adams] Hollis.

Enlisted Fort Leavenworth, KS 3 November 1942

Fort Leavenworth Kansas

Died Warner Robins, GA 30 May 2006
Buried Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, GA 2 August 2006

Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, GA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2019 12:57:52 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/51109674-martin-hollis
https://www.fold3.com/record/84654990-hollis-martin
http://www.angelfire.com/ia2/hgturner/littlerollo_crews.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47229917/martin-hollis

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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