Dewey A HolstMilitary
Photo taken by me at the reunion
Evaded (EVD) Crashed at Ludwigschafen on 8/26/44 in B-24 #4250788
Dewey said that during the war, England was so full of planes and bases, he was surprised it didn't sink!
He flew on the same aircraft as his brother David, David was navigator, whilst Dewey was in the tail gun. David decided where the aircraft was going, but Dewey was checking to see where they'd been.
After his final mission, he got out and kissed the ground, he promised to never fly again. In 2015 he took the Honor flight, he was surprised by the comfortable conditions in the plane, they even served you drinks!
Dewey married the love of his life Lillie Mae in 1945 after meeting her at college. After meeting her for the first time, he told his mother he'd met the woman he was going to marry. They named their daughter Vinita, after Dewey had travelled through Vinita, Oklahoma. He had seen the name, whilst passing through and thought it would be a good name for his daughter. Lillie Mae died 27 March 2014
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Units served with
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
|26 August 1944
Changed fate from KIA to crashed due to the fact that Nancy Toombs of the 8th AFHS has interviewed him.