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Lieut William Murray "Billy Murray" Holland, Jr
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1920
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1943
Northamptonshire, England

Pilot of Sharon Belle, B-17F, exploded with all crew killed, over England, while aloft for a mission to Solingen that was scrubbed due to weather. Nose of plane exploded, acc to witnesses on the ground, cause never explained.
"Billy Murray" Holland was chosen as lead pilot on more than one mission, and flew every variety of B-17 developed up to the time of his death. See Virtual Cemetery (B-17) of submitter to see the markers so far found for other crew members.

Memorial marker for this crew installed in Helmdon England, Nov 2009.

92nd Bomber Group
327th Squadron

From Randy Watkins, who worked at Jefferson Barracks:
It would appear that remains were recovered and positively identified since there are grave locations for the other crewmembers and those appear not to be memorial markers. More information could be obtained by requesting the Individual Deceased Personnel Files from the US Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky. I don't know what rationale was used by the anthropologists after the end of World War II to make the determination of a positive identification.
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  William Murray Holland (1896 - 1978)
  Mabel Claire Lewis Holland (1898 - 1963)
  William Murray Holland (1920 - 1943)
  Robert Ruckman Holland (1925 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Gussettville Cemetery
George West
Live Oak County
Texas, USA
Created by: Clinton Slayton
Record added: Apr 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50760587
Lieut William Murray Billy Murray Holland, Jr
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Lieut William Murray Billy Murray Holland, Jr
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Lieut William Murray Billy Murray Holland, Jr
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- James Tobin
 Added: Nov. 29, 2016
Thank you for your service.3rd Cousin 1x Removed
- Rhonda Reynolds Sands
 Added: Mar. 16, 2015
We can not forget.
- Lloyd Cannon
 Added: Jan. 4, 2012

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