11.09.1944 No. 369th Fighter Squadron P51D Mustang 44-14307 IV-P 1st Lt. Holliday
Date: 11th September 1944
Unit: No. 369th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group
Type: P51D Mustang
Base: East Wretham, Norfolk, England
Location: Meiches, Germany
Pilot: 1st Lt Frank William "Bill" Holliday O-701758 USAAF Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Probably shot down by Oblt Konrad Bauer II/JG-300 (Me109) "He was officially credited with the destruction of an Me109 on September 11th 1944 approximately 15 minutes before being shot down himself.
He was earlier credited with damaging an ME109 and damaging 2 railroad coaches during missions.
Captain Wilbur C. Ziegler, station Chaplain, leads pilots of the 359th Fighter Group in prayer at East Wretham, Norfolk, England January 1944 (Wikipedia)
1st Lt Frank William "Bill" Holliday. Margraten American War Cemetery, Holland. Plot H. Row 9. Grave 22. From Red Willow County, Nebraska, USA. Awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.
Researcher Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered November 2016. With thanks to Pete Stevens, Des Philippet, Loren Bender for photographs.