Robert B Holman Photo

George Toriello sent me this information from military and census records on December 27, 2019 on Robert Bruce Holman.  According to 1940 Federal Census, Robert B. Holman was born on December 18, 1922 and his family lived at 17 Maple Avenue Hackensack, New Jersey. 

According to military records, he enlisted into the Army on January 8, 1943 and was at Fort Devens, Mass.   Robert Bruce Holman went on to serve in the U.S. Army Air Force rising to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant with the 326th Unit Bomber Squadron 92nd Bomber Group Heavy Main Aircraft, B17 Flying Fortress. 

Click here to view 92nd Bomber Group and 326th Bomber Unit patches.  On May 20, 1944 at the age of 21, Robert Bruce Holman, died in Bedfordshire, England and is buried in Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England, Plot E Row 6 Grave 118.

Click here to view from ‘Find a Grave’ Robert B. Holman’s grave marker

Robert Bruce Holman received the Purple Heart for his sacrifice.

Written by:
Bob Meli

April 29, 2020