Pottawattamie County

T/Sgt. Darcy L. Holm



T. Sgt. Darcy L. Holm has been missing in action in the Asiatic area since Jan. 15, according to word received by his wife at 551 Mill street.

T. Sgt. Holm has been in the service two years at the time he was reported missing in action. He was serving as an aerial engineer with the army air corp.

Mrs. Holm is employed at the Scientific Radio Co.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, February 15, 1944, Page 6

Local Youth Is Killed in Crash
Plane Hits Mountain on Flight to China

T. Sgt. Darcy Holm, aerial engineer of a supply transport craft flying between India and China, was instantly killed with all members of the crew when the ship crashed into mountainous terrain on January 15, according to word sent by the war department to his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Jordan Holm, route 3.

The ship crashed in Kweilin, China. T. Sgt. Holm has been declared missing since January 15.

He is survived by his widow, who makes her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Jordan, route 3; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Holm of Lindruth, M. M.; and three brothers.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, April 20, 1944, Page 8

Joins WAC to Replace Husband

“I want to take my husband’s place.”

Those were just about the first words that Dorothy O. Holm, Route 3, said when she walked into WAC recruiting headquarters. Her husband, Tech. T. Sgt. Darcy L. Holm, a flight engineer with the 14th air force B-24 group in China, was recently killed in action.

And she’s going to get her wish. She has been assigned to the army air forces and has been recommended for clerk-typist duty. When she completes her six weeks of basic training, Private Holm will be assigned to one of the many army air force installations in this country.

Besides taking her husband’s place in the fight, she will also be working on the same team as her brother, M. Sgt. Carl R. Jordan, who is with the army air forces somewhere in the south Pacific.

Before enlisting in the WAC, she was a crystal finisher for the Scientific Radio Products company and is a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High school. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Jordan, live on Route 3.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, August 24, 1944, Page 6