Everette Walter Dority

Military

attached to 1825th Ord

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Units served with

The insignia of the 392nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Hanford, CA 93230, USA 31 May 1916

Died

Cayucos, CA 93430, USA 3 June 2013 Everette Walter Dority, 97, of Cayucos, died Monday, June 3, 2013 at his home. Everette was born May 31, 1916 in Hanford, CA. He went to local college in Visalia and his first job was driving a school bus while still in high school. He went to night school and was offered a job teaching (without a credential) - they were impressed with his speaking ability. In 1941 Everette moved into a job in banking and married the girl of his dreams, Barbara. That bond lasted 72 years until Barbara's passing in Jan. 2013. Everette enlisted in the Air Force and served 4 years, stationed in Europe during WWII. Towards the end of the war his older brother, Eugene was killed at the Battle of the Bulge, and his younger brother, Melvin, was thought to have been killed in the Bataan Death March. Everette was discharged as the sole survivor of his family. Happy news was that Melvin was still alive and returned home 2 months later. After the war Everette returned to the banking industry with great force, eventually owning his own loan company with a partner. They eventually sold it to TransAmerica Ins. Everette then changed careers and went into real estate with his partner, Dorman Smith. At one time 25% of all properties sold in the Hanford area were through Smith and Dority Realty. His dream was to always live on the central coast. In 1967 he started to buy and sell homes in Cayucos until he and his wife built their dream home and retired in Cayucos, living there until their passing.

Buried/ Commemorated

6 June 2013 Cremated

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / SO#85, 2Dec43, http://www.b24.net/support/dnames.html