John R Dougherty

Military
UPL 6618 UPL 6618 Crew #633 786th Squadron- 466th Bomb Group-96th Wing- 8th Air Force - Attlebridge, England
Aircraft: B-24 H 15 CF # 4129366 "Dirty Gertie"
Top Row Left to Right: Everette M. Cranage (R/O), Nick Kuklish (TG), Richard Schroeder (LWG),
Charles Patton (RWG), Fred Utter (TT), Harry DeBoef (E)
Kneeling Left to Right: Robert P Bauman (CP,) William Horney (N), Ray “Buzz” Edwards (B), Jack Dougherty (P)

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Object Number - UPL 6618 - Crew #633 786th Squadron- 466th Bomb Group-96th Wing- 8th Air Force - Attlebridge, England Aircraft: B-24 H 15 CF # 4129366 "Dirty Gertie" Top...

Flew the "Dirty Gertie" and completed 32 missions.

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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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13079323 and O-701668
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Dirty Gertie
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 30 August 1944
  • Date: 26 August 1944
  • Date: 25 August 1944
  • Date: 14 August 1944

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

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Video
  • Object Number: UPL 26961
  • Description: Interview conducted on October 21, 2000 at the 8th Air Force Historical Society Reunion, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Participants included the crew...

Events

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Canton, OH, USA 1429 MacGregor Avenue

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466th BG Historian

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466th BG Archives

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 345

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