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Dewey H Hollis

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-6772 'Flying Dutchman'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 434FS 479FG 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Events

Event Location Date
Born 10 February 1923
Killed in training 13 December 1944
Buried Waterloo, IA, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2016 16:42:33 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- Unit roster in the book THE 479TH FIGHTER GROUP, D790.G479.

Additional biographical details from http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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