On 18 September 1944, a B-25J, # 43-3956, assigned to 10th Air Force, 12th Bomb Group, 83rd Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Fenny, India, on a bombing mission over Bhamo, Burma. It was last seen at about 1140 hours NW of Monywa, Burma, near 22º 27’ North & 97º 20’ East. The last to see the B-25J was 1stLt Max W. Maxwell, 0-662967. Lt. Maxwell reported that he was flying a B-25J following Lt. Holland. The formation was ordered to spread out as it entered a line of thunderstorms. He got through with some violent turbulence. Coming out, he saw Lt. Holland and another bomber make a left turn in about a 35º bank to avoid a collision. He also sharply turned left and lost sight of Lt. Holland because of more violent storms. They were at about 13,000 feet. He did not see Lt. Holland’s bomber again. That was near the village of Okshingyi, Burma, north of Monywa. The remains of the crew were recovered but were indistinguishable and were buried in a common grave in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, on 20 August 1949 (Sec. 82, Graves 87 & 88).

 

His father served during WW I from 15 October 1918 to 18 December 1918. He died 12 May 1983 and is buried in the Windsor Cemetery, Windsor, Virginia.

 

His brother, Richard J. Holland, born 12 August 1925, served in the U.S. Navy from 1 July 1943 to 29 July 1946. He died 16 April 2000 and is buried in the Windsor Cemetery, Windsor, Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.