Hollyfield, James Roy, TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 5th Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1951
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt D.L. Kimbrow (Skip) to remember Hollyfield, James Roy, TSgt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 09, 1951
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Happy Valley Memorial Park - Elizabethtown, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Aerial Gunner Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
13th Bombardment Squadron, Light3rd Bombardment Group, Light5th Air Force
  1950-1951, 13th Bombardment Squadron, Light
  1950-1951, 3rd Bombardment Group, Light
  1950-1951, 5th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1951 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  
  1950-1951, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TSgt. James Roy Hollyfied served as a tailgunner aboard  a B-26B (# 41-39574) that was lost 13 miles east of Suwon AB, South Korea on 9 January 1951 during a night intruder mission enroute to targer. He served with the 13th Bombardment Squadron (L), 3rd Bombardment Group (L).

 (1st Lt. Oliver E. Buckley, Jr. was also killed in this crash.  Of the 3 occupants aboard the aircraft, 2 were killed. Lt. James E. Smith was rescued.)

TSgt. Roy Hollyfield had enlisted on 19 August 1942.  

He was awarded the DFC and Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters.

His remains were interred in Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethon, Tennessee.  (See comments by family members at  the following site: http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html)
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No details of WWII service availbable, but photo shows Pacific Theater Campaign Medal with 3 OLCs .
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