Willard W. Holderby of Byron, OK kept a diary during his time in India, China and Tinian. This is the first publication of his diary, thanks to the generosity of his family. The diary provides a rare insight into the minds of the men who flew the B-29s from their time in Salina, KS until the end of the war.
From Colonel James L. Pattillo, USAF, Ret.
“We, his Squadron mates, salute Willard Holderby, a Lead Crew Navigator, 793rd Bomb Squadron, 468thBomb Group--"The General Billy Mitchell Group"--XXthBomber Command (Kharagpur, India, Pengshan, China and Tinian Island).
Willard was a great American who willingly did his duty when the chips were down”