Virginia Heroes

Charles Ernest Hollenbeck, Jr.

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: December 7, 1914
Hometown: Norfolk City
Entered: March 26, 1943
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: September 21, 1944
Died In: Vershoven, Germany
Awards: Bronze Star Medal

Staff Sergeant Hollenbeck served with the 578th Bombardment Squadron, 392nd Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force as a Right Waist Gunner on B-24 Liberator (41-29002). Other crew members reported that after he bailed out of the plane, he was killed by German civilians. His son was born 9 days after his death.

Before the war, he was employed by Birtcherd’s Dairy, Norfolk, Virginia.

He is buried in Roseland Cemetery, Reedville, Virginia.


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