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Donald E. Holmes


About Donald E. Holmes...

Captain Holmes was born 1 June 1927 in Hollywood, Florida.  He married Dorothy Howard in December 1951 and together they had four children.

From 1944 - 1946 he served in the U.S. Army as an aircraft mechanic.  In 1948 he received a commission in the U.S. Air Force, and entered pilot training. He received his pilot wings in 1948.

Captain Holmes flew the C-47 "Gooney Bird" and the C-133 "Cargo Master".  On June 1961 his aircraft was lost on a flight from Japan. No trace of the plane, or crew was ever found.

Military decorations include:  Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Presidential Unit Citation; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Army Occupation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation;
and the United National Service Medal. 







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