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George Dean Holderby

Please meet George D. Holderby, Petty Officer First Class, Electricians Mate, United States Navy, World War II.

Before World War II, George D. Holderby was a student for two years at Arkansas Tech in electrical engineering, but money became tight and he headed for Globe, Arizona, to work with his brother. One year later, he moved to Burbank, California, and started work at Lockheed Aircraft Company on the assembly line building P-38 fighter planes. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, Mr. Holderby enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Los Angeles. His education in electrical engineering qualified him to become an Electricians Mate Third Class and earned him an immediate active duty assignment instead of being sent to infantry boot camp. Right after Mr. Holderby enlisted, he was given shore leave prior to active duty, and he returned to his birthplace, Newark (new-ARK), Arkansas. On this trip home, he met his wife to be, Mildred Parrott. Months later, he proposed to her by letter, she accepted also by letter, and they married October 7, 1942, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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George Holderby: Abstract | Full Story | Images and Artifacts



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