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LT  Reginald C. HOLLIDAY

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: CP

Marriage photo of Lt Reginald Holliday and Evelyn Marvel Strong.  (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Lt. Reg C. Holliday, 418th BS, in the cockpit of "Miss-Chief", AC 231895, his favorite ride. Taken well after he completed his missions in May 1944. The original B&W has been colourised by Nathan Howland of Howdi Colour.  Photo courtesy of son Randy Holliday. 

SERIAL #: O-751964 STATUS: CPT
MACR:

Comments1: 13 MAY 1944 OSNABRUCK (AS CP WITH LT HARALSON CREW)

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MEMO 1:

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2nd Lt Mark G,Gummersall        P   CPT 12/05/44 BRUX
2nd Lt Reginald C.Holliday       CP  CPT 13/05/44 OSNABRUCK (as CP with Lt Haralson/Lt Forsythe Crew) SEE MISSIONS BELOW
2nd Lt Frank W.Roberts,Jr.  NAV   CPT 19/03/44 MARQUISE, MIMOYEQUES (NOBALL)
2nd Lt Edward P.Carr          BOM   CPT 13/04/44 AUGSBURG
S/Sgt Henry W.Bieze           ROG   CPT 19/03/44 MARQUISE, MIMOYEQUES (NOBALL)
S/Sgt John R.Gensel            TTE   CPT 19/03/44 MARQUISE, MIMOYEQUES (NOBALL)
Sgt Matthew H.Boguminski   BTG  CPT  23/03/44 BRUNSWICK
Sgt James T.Penny             LWG  CPT  23/03/44 BRUNSWICK 
Sgt James J.Daly                 RWG  CPT 23/03/44 BRUNSWICK 
Sgt Robert L.Braswell             TG  CPT 23/03/44 BRUNSWICK

418th Sqdn. Crew,as above,joined the 100th Group on 28/11/43. Appears on Combat crew roster of 3/3/44 as 
Crew #74. Crew flew A/C 230091 "Blivit" B-17F model and "Miss Chief" B-17G model

Incomplete Missions of Capt. M.G. Gummersall: 

Date          Last Name     Initial Rank Position Aircraft Nbr Target
3/3/1944   GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        BERLIN
3/4/1944   GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        BERLIN
3/6/1944   GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        BERLIN
3/15/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31404        BRUNSWICK
3/16/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31404        AUGSBURG
3/17/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        MUNICH
3/18/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        MUNICH
3/19/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. LT     P         31895        MARQUIS, MIMMOYEQUES
5/11/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. CAPT COM    32090         LIEGE
5/12/1944 GUMMERSALL M.G. CAPT COM    106986       BRUX, OIL REFINERY

Missions of T/Sgt James J. Daly: SN3 121509037

1. 16/12/43 Bremen
2. 22/12/43 Munster
3. 24/12/43 No Ball
4. 04/01/44 Kiel
5. 05/01/44 Neuss
6. 21/01/44 Cross Bow-No Ball-France
7. 24/01/44 Frankfurt
8. 29/01/44 Frankfurt
9. 30/01/44 Brunswick
10. 03/02/44 Wilhelmshaven
11. 04/02/44 Frankfurt
12. 06/02/44 Evreux
13. 10/02/44 Brunswick
14. 20/02/44 Stettin "Big Week begins"
15. 21/02/44 Alhorn "2nd day  Big Week"
16. 24/02/44 Rostock-5day of Big Week
17. 25/02/44 Regensburg 6 day of Big Week
18. 02/03/44 Chartres'
19. 03/03/44 BERLIN-recall
20. 04/03/44 BERLIN
21. 06/03/44 BERLIN
22. 15/03/44 Brunswick
23. 16/03/44 Augsburg-destroyed ME110
24. 18/03/44 Munich
25. 19/03/44 Pas De Calais (Boulogne)
26. 23/03/44 Brunswick (Herb Alf is Pilot on this mission)
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LT REGINALD COYD HOLLIDAY RECORD AND MISSION LIST. 

1/43-3/43 - RANKIN AERO ACADEMY, TULARE CA.               PRIMARY PILOT TRAINING
3/43-5/43 - MERCED ARMY FLYING SCHOOL, MERCED CA. BASIC PILOT TRAINING
5/43-7/43 - FT. SUMNER AAF, NEW MEXICO                          ADVANCED PILOT TRAINING
14 AUG. 43 - 5 SEPT. 43 -  EPHRATA AAB, WASH, 398th BOMB GP CO-PILOT
06 SEPT. 43 - 10 OCT 43 -  RAPID CITY AAB, SOUTH DAKOTA, 601st BS, 398th BOMB GP, CO-PILOT
27 NOV. 43 - 17 MAY 44 - 418th BS, 100th BOMB GP, THORPE ABBOTS,  CO-PILOT
16 MAY  44 - 09 JUN 44 -  31st STATION COMP.  SQ, FLYING CONTOL -  385th BOMB GP, GREAT ASHFIELD
10 JUN. 44 - 12 JUN  44 -  HQ, 3RD AIR DIVISION, ELVEDEN HALL
13 JUN  44 -       JULY 44 - RAF WATCH FIELD TO LEARN FLYING CONTOL
09 AUG. 44 - 31 DEC. 44 - 330th STATION COMP. FLYING CONTROL - 493rd BOMB GP. DEBACH
01 JAN. 44 - 15 APR. 44 -  330th STATION COMP. FLYING CONTROL - 493rd BOMB GP. DEBACH
16 APR 45 -  19 JUN 44  -  HQ & BASE SERVICE SQ; 420th AIR SERVICE GROUP- FLYING CONTOL
07 JUL  45                            RETURN TO USA, 

Mission list for Lt Reginald C. Holliday , CP on Lt Gummersall Crew  SN# O-751964

1.     16/12/1943     BREMEN, GER.
2.     22/12/1943    MUNSTER, GER
3.     24/12/1943    ST.JOSEPH au BOIS (NOBALL), FR
4.     04/01/1944    KIEL, GER
5.     05/01/1944    NUESS, GER
6.     21/01/1944    BOIS D'ESQUERDES (NOBALL) FR
7.     24/01/1944    FRANKFURT, GER (RECALL)
8.     29/01/1944    FRANKFURT, GER
9.     30/01/1944    BRUNSWICK, GER
10.   03/02/1944    WILHELMSHAVEN, GER
11.   04/02/1944    FRANKFURT, GER
12.   06/02/1944    EVREUX, FR  
13.   10/02/1944    BRUNSWICK, GER
14.   20/02/1944    STETTIN, GER
15.   21/02/1944   ALHORN, GER
16.   02/03/1944   CHARTRES, FR
17.   03/03/1944   BERLIN, GER (RECALL)
18.   04/03/1944   BERLIN, GER
19.   06/03/1944   BERLIN, GER
20    15/03/1944   BRUNSWICK, GER
21.   16/03/1944   AUGSBURG, GER
22.   18/03/1944   MUNICH, GER
23     19/03/1944  MARQUISE, MIMOYEQUES (NOBALL), FR
24.    23/03/1944  BRUNSWICK, GER  (Last Mission with Lt Gummersall Crew)
25.    01/05/1944  WIZERNES (NOBALL) FR
26     11/05/1944   LIEGE, BEL
27.    12/05/1944   BRUX, CZECH
28.    13/05/1944   OSNABRUCK, GER  

All missions in May were flown as copilot on  Lt Prescott H. Haralson Crew. He had taken over as first pilot on Lt Forsythe's crew on April 13, 1944. 


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VETERAN: Reginald Cloyd Holliday
DATE OF DEATH: 08/02/1996
FAMILY CONTACT: Randy Holliday
653 Corte Rosalinda
Camarillo, CA 93010

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PHOTOS:

Lt. Reginald C. Holliday, CP on Lt Gummersall Crew. Sitting in CP seat on "Miss-Chief" . Photo Courtesy of Son Randall Holliday)

Lt. Reginald C. Holliday, CP on Lt Gummersall Crew. Standing on wing of 55th Fighter Group P-51 . Photo Courtesy of Son Randall Holliday)

Lt. Reginald C. Holliday, CP on Lt Gummersall Crew . Photo Courtesy of Son Randall Holliday)

Lt Reginald Holliday WW II service Record. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Santa Ana AAF (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Rankin Academy in Tulare. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

(Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Cadet Reginald Holliday Training at Tulare,(Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Rankin Academy in Tulare. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Rankin Academy Photo. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Merced Army Flying School. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Merced Army Flying School Photo. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Ft Sumner NM School for Advanced flight training. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Cadet Photo taken at FT Sumner in NM Advanced Flying School. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

I GOT MY WINGS!!!!!! commissioned Lieutenant in the USAAC and they misspelled Reginald Holliday's last name "Halliday". This was an issue throughout his Military career. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Time to purchase my Uniform. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Announcement of Wedding between Evelyn Marvel Strong and Lt Reginald C. Holliday  (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Reginald and Marvel Holliday after returning to the States. (Photo courtesy of Son Randy Holliday)

Autographed Lt Gummersall Crew Photo. (courtesy of Randy Holliday)

Evelyn Marvel Strong photo in Reginald Holliday's Pilot Training Class 43-G Year book (courtesy of Randy Holliday)

Clippings corresponding to Missions Flown by Lt Holliday with Gummersall Crew. (courtesy of Randy Holliday)

Clippings corresponding to Missions Flown by Lt Holliday with Gummersall Crew. (courtesy of Randy Holliday)

Clippings corresponding to Missions Flown by Lt Holliday with Gummersall Crew. (courtesy of Randy Holliday)

Clippings corresponding to Missions Flown by Lt Holliday with Gummersall Crew. (courtesy of Randy Holliday)

DFC citation for Lt Holliday.   Courtesy of Son Randall Holliday

Air Medal paperwork for Lt Holliday.  Courtesy of Son Randall Holliday. 

Air Medal paperwork (part II) for Lt Holliday.  Courtesy of Son Randall Holliday

Photo of Miss-Chief, courtesy of Randall Holliday. 

Miss-Chief LD-Y courtesy of Randall Holliday, Son of Lt Holliday. 

Miss-Chief LD-Y and M/Sgt J.Light courtesy of Randall Holliday, Son of Lt Holliday.

 Mark G. Gummersall crew photographed at Rapid City, South Dakota in October 1943: Standing L-R: Frank Roberts, Ed Carr, Reginald Holliday, Mark Gummersall; Kneeling L-R: John Gensel, Robert Braswell, James Penny, Mathew Boguminski, James Daley, and Henry Bieze. Shown here ready for deployment overseas. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 Mark G. Gummersall Crew -Standing L-R: Frank Roberts, Reginald Holliday, Ed Carr, Mark Gummersall; Kneeling L-R: John Gensel, Robert Braswell, James Penny, Mathew Boguminski, James Daley, and Henry Bieze. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

Short snorter of crew that flew Miss-Chief from States to England. Courtesy of Randy Holliday

Randall Holliday found this on internet and was given this by owner since his Dad flew  on Miss-Chief 

Painting of Miss-Chief by Steven Heyen.  Miss-Chief and Nelson King 

 

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