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Arnold J Dovey

Military

Entered service at Philadelphia, PA May 1941. Joined 392nd BG August 1944. Rank at end of WW II was 1st Lt.

He was a member of the 44th Bomb Group veterans' association in later life.

Service

People

  • John Colvin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered service at Scott Field, IL 4 August 1939. Joined 392nd BG 7 May 1943 at Davis-Monthan. Rank at end of WW II was 1st Lt.

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Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The an adaptation ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 579th Bomb Squadron
  • 66th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28795

    B-24 Liberator
    There was an operational mission to Brunswick this day, and all of the aircraft returned safely. But the 66th Squadron lost an aircraft and two crewmen killed in an apparent unrelated incident. ...

Associated Place

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Minnesota

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 16:14:29 Lucy May Changes to biography
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/44th/8balltails/Vol.%202%20Issue%202%20Spring...

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 16:06:13 Lucy May Changes to service number and unit associations
Sources

A second record for Arnold J Dovey lists him as part of the 66th BS, 44th BG. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp

See also http://greenharbor.com/ROHPDF/ROHMay44.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

392nd BG Memorial Association Membership Directory, June 1987 & page 251 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION, D790.A2S45, 1998 edition / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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