DOUGHTY, DANIEL JAMES

Name: Daniel James Doughty
Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force
Unit: 45th TRS
Date of Birth: 23 June 1933
Home City of Record: Ladysmith WI
Date of Loss: 02 April 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 175300 North  1055000 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF101
Missions: 169
Other Personnel in Incident: none

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews.

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UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO

DANIEL J. DOUGHTY
Lt. Colonel  - United States Air Force
Released: February 12, 1973

I joined  the Air  Force  Reserve  in May 1952 and came on active duty as an
Aviation Cadet in September 1953. Was commissioned and received my wings as
a pilot at  Webb AFB, Texas in December 1954. From then until my shootdown
I had served with the following units:

             431st FIS, Wheelus AB, Tripoli, Libya
             3531st PTS, Byan AFB, Texas
             3500th PTS, Reese AFB, Texas
             7225th OPS Sq., USAF Academy, Colorado
             29th TRS, Shaw AFB, South Carolina
             45th TRS, Misawa AB, Japan

While with the 45th TRS, I spent several months on temporary  duty  at Ton
Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam and Udorn, Thailand. On 2 April  1966 I was shot
down while on my 169th combat mission.
  
I am most grateful to my dear wife Theresa (Terry) for carrying the heavy
burden that was left with her. Not knowing for years I was alive, she kept
faith and did a marvelous job rearing our lovely family, Douglas 15, Danette
14, David, 13, and Donovan 9.
  
The United States is a great country and I am proud that I was able to serve
Her in time of need.         God Bless America
  
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Daniel Doughty retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and
his wife Terry reside in Wisconsin.
 
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