Ashtray of P-80 Pilot 1/Lt. William Moor Dauchy of 307th FS, Kitzingen, Germany 1946

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  1. Major William Moor Dauchy

    Born on February 04, 1920 in New York, United States
    Died on June 29, 1997 at the age of 77 Nueces, Texas, United States
    Married Mary Simmons of Blackpool England married in Lancashire 1947
    Had two sons.
    William Simmons Dauchy
    DAUCHY — Born at Southslde District Hosp, Mesa, Ariz, 17 Feb 1951, to Capt & Mrs William M Dauchy, a son, William Simmons.
    Richard Moor Dauchy

    Troy Country Day School
    Deerfield Academy
    Rensselaer Polytechnic (Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity) Studying Business administration

    1940 Began flying at Troy airport under civilian pilot training program
    1942 17th June Enlisted Air Corps
    1943 Harlington Texas at Blackland AFB Waco Texas AAF Training
    On 20th July 1943 Crashed AT-6A Texan 41-16220 at Harlington

    338th FS – 15 April 1945 – Unknown (August 1946)?
    Army Serial Number – O-683978
    Trained in ‘A’ Flight in Florida on P-40’s and set sail for England in March 1945.
    15 April 1945 – Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
    26 May 1945 – Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
    21 October 1945 – Went on 7 days leave
    24 October 1945 – Appointed Flight Leader
    01 February 1946 – Appointed Squadron Instrument Check Pilot
    25 February 1946 – Temporary Duty to Munich to take Regular Army examinations

    338th FS, 55th FG
    After the German capitulation, the unit became part of the United States Air Forces in Europe Army of Occupation, at AAF Station Kaufbeuren, then moved to AAF Station Giebelstadt in early 1946 where it received its first jet aircraft, the P-80A Shooting Star. It was inactivated in August 1946, when personnel were demobilized and its aircraft were transferred to the 31st Fighter Group.

    307th FS, 31st FG
    Reactivated from elements of several inactivating organizations in Germany in August 1946, Performed occupation duty and operating early-model P-80A Shooting Star jets from former Luftwaffe jet-capable airfields at Giebelstadt and Kitzingen. Returned to the United States in June 1947 without personnel or equipment which remained in Germany.

    Flying instructor post war in US.
    1949 temporarily stationed Asbury NJ
    “13th Feb 1952 Officer’ Wife, Son Sail On Queen Mary to England BRITAN, Feb. 12, Mrs. W. M. Dauchy and son of 401 Oak Street, Bryan, have departed for a visit to her girlhood home, Blackpool, England. They sailed Thursday night from New York on the Queen Mary. Captain Dauchy. of Bryan Air Force Base, and his wife and son came to Bryan last August from Williams Air Force Base. Arizona. He was married to his English sweetheart, the former Miss Mary Simmons, in her home in England in 1947. Captain Dauchy plans to join his wife and son for a month’s visit in May.”

    In Korea flew night bomber Intruder missions (B-26 squadron?)

    1956 now a Captain stationed at Waco Texas
    “26th May 1956 Capt. and Mrs. William M. Dauchy and sons Billy and Ricky of Enid, Okla., are visiting Capt. Dauchy’s mother, Mrs. William P. Dauchy. They will go from here to Waco, Tex., where Capt Dauchy will be stationed.”

    Later on he seems to have been promoted up to Major and in charge of air force recruiting in the 1960’s.
    He Retired on 1/11/63

    January 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

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