1/Lt. William M. Dauchy

(C. Eder)

1/Lt. William M. Dauchy

338th FS - 15 April 1945 - 20 August 1946

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Notes Born on 04th February 1920 in New York
Educated at Troy Country Day School, Deerfield Academy & Rensselaer Polytechnic (Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity) Studying Business administration
Army Serial Number - O-683978
1940  - Began flying at Troy airport under civilian pilot training program
17th June 1942 - Enlisted in the US Army Air Corps
1943 - AAF Training at Harlington, Texas & at Blackland AFB Waco, Texas
20th July 1943  - Crashed AT-6A Texan 41-16220 at Harlington, TX
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
20 August 1946 - Transferred to the 31st FG

1947 - Married Mary Simmons of Blackpool in Lancashire, England.
Had two sons.

Retired as a Major in 1963.

Passed away on 29th June 1997 at the age of 77, in Nueces, Texas

Memories "made the trip to England with me and also joined the 55th and the 338th at the same time I did." (C. Eder - August 2010)
Additional Photo Lt. Dauchy's ashtray, whilst on Occupation Duty in post war Germany.
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