Wilhelmina Margaret Holcomb (1914 - 1990)

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Barrancas National Cemetery
Section 35 Site 1498,
Naval Air Station, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Fl

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Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: MAJ
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

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Margaret

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1914 - In the year that Wilhelmina Margaret Holcomb was born, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

1943 - Wilhelmina was 29 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

1986 - When she was 72 years old, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

1988 - Wilhelmina was 74 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

1990 - In the year of Wilhelmina Margaret Holcomb's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Wilhelmina Margaret Holcomb died on April 21, 1990 at age 75. No cause of death has been entered for Wilhelmina. She was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery Section 35 Site 1498, Pensacola, Fl. She was born on October 9, 1914. There is no information about Wilhelmina's surviving family.

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