Lt. Col. Jesse Wilkins (Ret.) of Chico has written “My Flight from Farm Boy to Flyboy” about his adventures as an Army pilot during World War II.
The author’s website says: “It gives readers a bird’s eye view of what it was like for a young man to serve in World War II away from home and nearer to threats of death. More importantly, this memoir gives tribute to the many known and unsung heroes of the war, those men who gave up their lives to save those of others.”
The book is filled with Wilkins’ memories and recollections of his time during the war and that of his growing family. It also features a generous number of photographs and is dedicated to his wife, Jimmie.
Look for a story on Wilkins in the Wise County Messenger near Memorial Day.