HOLM, DARCY LEE, Technical Sergeant, # 39836855, USAAF
Darcy L. Holm was born on 5 November 1919 in Denison, Grayson Co., Texas, to Lewis Franklin Holm (1889-1953) and Nadie Roxie (Sampson) Holm (1889-1963) (married 13 July 1010, Jackson, OK). Siblings included Herman Odell Holm (1911-1983), and Chester Crecelius Holm (1912-1989), and Lewis F. Holm Jr. (1924-1988). He was married to Dorothy O. Holm.
He registered for the WWII draft 16 October 1940, employed by Madera Cooperative Gin Corp., resided at Rte 1 Box 273, Madera, Madera Co., CA, and described himself as 5’11”, 145 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in New Mexico. He was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief/engineer) on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was transferred through India to China. On 15 January 1944 a B-24J, # 42-73252, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 373rd Bomb Squadron, Yangki, China, departed the airfield at Kweilin, China, on a sea search mission. It crashed and all on board were killed. After recovery, his remains were buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California, on 11 January 1949 (Sec. B, Grave 664F).
His brother, Chester F. Holm Jr., born 5 October 1924, served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 15 December 1942 to 2 May 1946. He died 29 January 1988 and is buried in the Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.