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. REMARKS: 730212 RELEASED BY DRV
SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977 Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and spelling errors). 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 --------------------------
Daniel Doughty retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and his wife Terry reside in Wisconsin.