|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1919|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1944|
Wallace is my 1st. cousin. He was a Corporal in the United States Army. He was killed in action during the invasion of Normandy on June 8, 1944.
Wallace was with the 101st. Airborne, Co. I, 501st. Parachute Infantry Regiment.
Wallace was a radioman for his squad and on June 6, 1944 he jumped with his regular gear and all of his radio equipment which increased the weight load. Wallace landed hard on Utah Beach and broke his leg. Wallace was last seen on June 7, on Utah Beach with the others who were being attended by the medical corps.
His Lt. reported that he was evacuated by air to England but was never accounted for when the plane arrived. There were large numbers of troops being evacuated by air and sea on the 7th and 8th. It was later determined that Wallace was sent by boat which departing on the 8th. The evacuation boat that Wallace was on hit a mine in the English Channel and went down with all aboard. Only one body was recovered but it wasn't Wallace. He along with the other brave men are forever entombed in the evacuation ship at the bottom of the English Channel.
Wallace was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Wallace is amoung the members of our Armed Forces of World War II who are listed as missing in action, lost or buried at sea. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Collervill-sur-Mer/St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France.
Wade Leonard Holloman (1898 - 1951)
Thelma Smith Holloman (1900 - 1999)
Wallace Swaze Holloman (1919 - 1944)
Susannah Holloman Taylor (1925 - 2006)*
Alice Gwytha Holloman McLeod (1928 - 2010)*
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Created by: Tony Smith SCV Camp 3...
Record added: Nov 19, 2009
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