New England Air Museum
Joseph F. Doherty

 

Joseph Doherty, 1943

 

Recent Address:

109 Forest Street, Unit 8, New Canaan, CT 06840

Email:

 

Family Information:

Mother: Helen; Wife: Violet; Sibling Ruth

Hometown:

Jackson Heights, NY

Date Entered Service:

February 28, 1943

Service Number:

01684140

Bomb Group:

444th

Squadron:

677th

Location of Unit:

 

Missions Flown:

21

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross,
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Star of China, Western Pacific Campaign Medal, China-Burma-India Medal

Service Schools Attended:

AAF Basic Training ; A/C Aviation Student ; Flight Officer Student Officer

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1037-Navigator-Bombardier, Radar, LAB

Rank Upon Discharge:

2nd Lt.

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-65228 Earthquake McGoon

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

April 30, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Salmon Realty Co., Real Estate Management 1948-49; Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation 1949-54; Director of Corporate Security, AT&T 1954-84, retired. (Died 12/19/01)

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

As is the case with many World War II veterans, my father was very modest about his own heroism and talked about the bravery of others. He always felt indebted to the Marines for overtaking Okinawa and he felt that their actions contributed to saving his own life. He loved his country and he felt proud to be a part of defending the United States whose ideals he so wholeheartedly believed in, saying "This is the greatest country in the world."

Comments:

Additional information available in 58th Bomb Wing Memorial office.

Joseph Doherty died on December 19, 2001 and is buried at Hilltop Cemetery, Mendham, NJ.

 

Joseph Doherty, C.2000

 


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