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Holdren James F.

Name:
James F. Holdren
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-804664
Unit:
407th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1944-01-29
State:
Kansas
Cemetery:
Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Kansas
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Purple Heart
Comments:

2nd Lt James F. Holdren, pilot of the B-17 42-30711 "Fertile Turtle Myrtle", took off from station 109 Podington, Bedfordshire, UK on a bombing mission over Frankfurt. The plane was hit by flak, causing the crew to bail out, but Lt Friedrich Lange of 6./JG26 finished them off at 1241, killing 8 crewmen, including Holdren.