Date of Birth
Location of Death
Date of Death
Location of Burial
Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, WI
More About Second Lieutenant Holmes
2nd Lt. Albert Ward Holmes graduated from Wauwatosa High School and then attended UW-Madison. During his time at the university, Holmes was a member of Sigma Phi. He enlisted June 6, 1942. He was killed when a damaged bomber collided with his plane mid-air during a large mission. Holmes served as the navigator on a plane flown by 2nd Lt. John Cary, the pilot, and 2nd Lt. Chester Swisher, the co-pilot. They and six other crew members died in the crash. More information about the tragic loss of these U.S. service member heroes is available at http://www.492ndbombgroup.com/cgi-bin/pagepilot.cgi?page=showCrewPage&crewPage=R-16-Cary&crewTitle=Cary%20R-16&nav=i2c. .