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SSgt Ancil Clay Holman

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SSgt Ancil Clay Holman

Birth
Bell County, Kentucky, USA
Death
21 Aug 1943 (aged 19–20)
Burial
Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot
Plot E Row 12 Grave 49
Memorial ID
56310160 View Source

Gunner S/Sgt. Ancil Clair Holman KIA
Hometown: Kentucky
Squadron: 344th BS, 98th Bomb Group
Service # 15087605
Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/LT Kenneth Leroy Minnich KIA

Target: Marshalling Yards at Cancello, Italy
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 21-Aug-43
Serial Number: 41-24026
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter: B
Aircraft: BABY
Location: Fighters
Cause: 8KIA 3POW

According to Lt. Minnichs bio he was 357th BS, 82nd BG, 9th AF, however several if not all of the crew were 344th BS, 98th Bomb Group 8th AF.

The aircraft dropped its bomb payload on target and was being attacked by numerous fighters and taking heavy damage. Lt. Minnich and Lt. Cook were still in the cockpit trying to level the plane, now in a spin, so the rest of the crew could bail out. Lt. Minnich waved us all out with his right arm as he leveled the plane for a few moments. Only 3 survived the bail out.

Crew of 41-24026
2nd/Kenneth L. Minnich Pilot
2nd/Lt. Marion B. Cook Co Pilot
T/Sgt.Lloyd A. Petersen
S/Sgt.Charles L. Franck Gunner
S/Sgt. Donald L. Bennett Gunner
S/Sgt. Edward L. Fracasso Gunner
S/Sgt. Ancil C. Holman Gunner
S/Sgt. Thomas O. Varner Gunner

Gunner S/Sgt. Ancil Clair Holman KIA
Hometown: Kentucky
Squadron: 344th BS, 98th Bomb Group
Service # 15087605
Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/LT Kenneth Leroy Minnich KIA

Target: Marshalling Yards at Cancello, Italy
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 21-Aug-43
Serial Number: 41-24026
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter: B
Aircraft: BABY
Location: Fighters
Cause: 8KIA 3POW

According to Lt. Minnichs bio he was 357th BS, 82nd BG, 9th AF, however several if not all of the crew were 344th BS, 98th Bomb Group 8th AF.

The aircraft dropped its bomb payload on target and was being attacked by numerous fighters and taking heavy damage. Lt. Minnich and Lt. Cook were still in the cockpit trying to level the plane, now in a spin, so the rest of the crew could bail out. Lt. Minnich waved us all out with his right arm as he leveled the plane for a few moments. Only 3 survived the bail out.

Crew of 41-24026
2nd/Kenneth L. Minnich Pilot
2nd/Lt. Marion B. Cook Co Pilot
T/Sgt.Lloyd A. Petersen
S/Sgt.Charles L. Franck Gunner
S/Sgt. Donald L. Bennett Gunner
S/Sgt. Edward L. Fracasso Gunner
S/Sgt. Ancil C. Holman Gunner
S/Sgt. Thomas O. Varner Gunner


Inscription

SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Kentucky.


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56310160
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56310160/ancil-clay-holman: accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Ancil Clay Holman (1923–21 Aug 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56310160, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .