Hollingsworth, Frank Hoyle

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hollingsworth, Frank Hoyle   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 34207347   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 547th Bomb Squadron Unit History, effective 13 March 1943.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 12 August 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Pinecrest Cemetery, Lake Worth, Florida
Additional Information
Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #30 dated 15 June 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 286 (21.422 MB)
Accident Report # 43-05-19-11 (5.690 MB)




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 10 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
-- 19 May 1943 Location: Radio Operator 42‑5851 Non-combat sortie, ferrying aircraft from Sioux City, Iowa, to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine, en-route to combat assignment in England. Failure of the left brake and subsequent pilot actions resulted in extensive damage to the aircraft.
Sortie Report
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Radio Operator 42‑30065 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30065 Combat Mission Credit
Bombed an unknown city.
Sortie Report
4 28 June 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Radio Operator 42‑3235 Aborted mission after taking off.
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑5849. Turned back with top turret and ball turret problems.
Sortie Report
5 29 June 1943 Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Radio Operator 42‑30043 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
6 4 July 1943 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Radio Operator 42‑30065 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
8 14 July 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Radio Operator 42‑30065 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
9 24 July 1943 Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Radio Operator 42‑30065 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30065 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30065 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
13 30 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30065 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. Landed away at Horham, AAF Station 119, on return with extensive battle damage, low fuel, and a wounded crewman.
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑3104 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by enemy aircraft; crashed near 'House Oelgarten', Hennef, Germany. MACR 286
Sortie Report

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