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Obituary for A Member of the Greatest Generation

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by KenH, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. KenH

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    Besby Frank Holmes, 88; Flew on WWII Mission That Downed Japan's Adm. Yamamoto

    By Dennis McLellan

    Times Staff Writer
    August 5, 2006​

    On April 18, 1943, Besby Frank Holmes climbed into his P-38 and joined 15 other Lightning fighters that took off from Guadalcanal on a more than 400-mile flight to Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.

    Their mission: To intercept and destroy the plane carrying Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    #1 KenH, Aug 17, 2006
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