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Robert Gordon Holloway

Second Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
Casualty Date: September 5, 1943

Lieutenant Robert Gordon Holloway served with the 957th Flying Training Squadron stationed at Hobbs Field, New Mexico.

Before the war, “Bob Gordon” enjoyed playing with model airplanes and took flying lessons at the local airport.  He attended James Monroe High School, Fredericksburg, Virginias, and the University of Virginia for two years. He earned his wings in August 1943 and he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Brook Inglis from Fredericksburg.  He received his pilot training at Santa Maria and Bakers Field, California, and advanced flying at Douglas Field, Arizona.  He was married on August 1, 1943.

A little more than one month later, on September 5, 1943, Lieutenant Holloway took off on a training flight in a B17 #42-29599 from Hobbs Field, New Mexico. The plane landed in Tennessee, to refuel, took off and exploded, and it crashed into Lake Cormorant, Mississippi.

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