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Donald T Dowdell


Was a police sergeant in the NYPD after the war.



  • John Welsh

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-50717 Berlin Bound

    B-24 Liberator
    #2 engine caught fire during assembly on 15 February 1945 causing the a/c to crash with the William C. Lindhe Crew aboard. 6 KIA - 4 parachuted safely

  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...

  • 42-50765 Audrey

    B-24 Liberator

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Queens County, NY, USA 12 December 1923
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 30 October 1942
Died Levittown, NY, USA 16 November 2006

Donald T. Dowdell, Sr., retired NY Police Sergeant and WWII veteran having served as a Tech Sgt. in the U.S. Army Air Corps. (Eight Air Force). A former 30+ year resident of Levittown, NY. He passed away from a long illness on November 16, 2006, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of recently deceased Joan C. Loving father of Joan Raguette (Robert), Donald T., Jr. (Debra), Grace Dowdell and Margaret Dowdell. Caring grandfather of James, Jennifer, Donald (Amy), Jason, Emily, Kayla, and awaiting a loving great-grandchild in December. Dear brother of Josephine Bishop and brotherin-law of Jerome Roperto and Rosalie Roperto. Devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Interment at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY.

Buried Calverton, NY, USA 20 November 2006

Calverton National Cemetery
Suffolk County
New York, USA


Date Contributor Update
11 July 2016 13:26:14 samspade Changes to suffix


Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 21:42:01 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:22 AAM AAM ingest

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