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SSgt Carl W Holley
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1919
Death: Apr. 18, 1944

From 308th Bomb Group Mission Reports:

MISSION NO. 93: SEA SEARCH, 18 APRIL 1944

On April 18, two "Sniffers" took off from Kweilin on a sea sweep, flying parallel courses. Lt. Zerba, flying plane No. 614, completed his mission and landed back at Kweilin at 1652 hours, without sighting any targets or dropping any bombs. Lt. McConnell's plane did not return. The following members of that crew are missing:

1st Lt Glenn S. McConnell
2nd Lt. Samuel Auslander
1st Lt. Robert Carney
2nd Lt. R.F. Moessner
T/Sgt. Peter S. Mihalek
T/Sgt. Robert Berman
S/Sgt. B.W. Owens
S/Sgt. T. Spodafora
S/Sgt. C.W. HOLLEY
S/Sgt. J. Orovecz
2nd Lt. John V. Mroz, radar officer
S/Sgt. Erwin H. Posner, Radar operator

No direct information from American Sources has been received from this crew, but Chinese ground reports from Hong Kong indicate with reasonable certainty that the plane was shot down near Lyemun Pass, or Channel, at Hongkong. Chinese reported that two air men got out of the plane when it hit the water, inflated a rubber raft, and were later captured and brought to Hong Kong. One other crew member was reported to have parachuted, and was killed by gun fire during the descent. No information is available concerning the fate of the remaining crew members. A part of the plane also was taken into Hong Kong and put on display there. the two captured crew members were reportedly taken to the Causeway Bay Military prison. No information has been received which throws any light on the identity of the captured men.

The downed aircraft was B-24D, #42-40622 "Sweepy-Time Gal". 
 
Note: Entered the service from Louisiana.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
 
Maintained by: Michael Hernandez
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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SSgt Carl W Holley
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SSgt Carl W Holley
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SSgt Carl W Holley
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