Born 6 July 1920
Died 8 July 1944
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, U, 72-A

Second Lieutenant
425th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy

8 July 1944, aircraft B-24J with serial number 42-73502 crashed on takeoff from Kunming. Aircraft commander 2nd Lt Hollis D. Sneed, along with six other crewmen, perished; one airman survived.

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt Hollis D. Sneed
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Irvin Boyd Shaffer
1st Lt Fred J. Walley
F/O Cornelius R.C. Rogge
S/Sgt William F. Short Jr.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 July 1920
  • Date of death: 8 July 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 425th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Burma-India-China
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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