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Noel Douglas Addy


He was a Flight Officer and, according to the Mission GALVESTON orders, flew with the 437th TCG as pilot of a CG-4A glider in June of 1944. On 28 September in 1946, he re-enlisted for the Hawaiian Department as a Master Sergeant (Service # 20 847 258) in the Air Corps at Williams Field, Chandler, Arizona. He had four years of high school education, was married and his civilian occupation was listed as “Tinsmiths, coppersmiths, and sheet metal workers". Addy served in Operations Overlord, Dragoon, Market Garden and Varsity. He went on to serve in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and retired from the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant colonel after 31 years. He received four Bronze Stars, a Presidential Unit Citation and recognition from France for his part in liberating the country.


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  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

  • Welford

    Military site : airfield
    Welford was planned as an RAF bomber Operational Training Unit, but was instead allocated to the USAAF for use as a transport airfield. It was built in 1943 to a standard design, with a 6,000 foot runway with two shorter runways, hardstandings and two...


Event Location Date
Born Arizona, USA 24 July 1919
Died Arizona, USA 24 April 2016


Date Contributor Update
15 May 2018 18:02:51 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

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Arizona Daily Star