2LT Irvin W Daugherty

2LT Irvin W Daugherty

Maryland, USA
Death 20 Aug 1944 (aged 28–29)
Burial Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 107349542 · View Source
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Irvin served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24J #42-51535, 1379th Air Base Unit, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Washington County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 14, 1942 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Teacher and also as Married.

He was the assistant principal at Williamsport School prior to the war.

Irvin died in the "Line Of Duty" when his B-24 crash landed, for unknown reasons, at Keflavik/Meeks Field, Iceland during the war.

Service # O-820724

Husband of Harriet Garret Daugherty who resided in York, Pennsylvania.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-51535:

Cheney, Tom C ~ Corp, GA
Daugherty, Irvin W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, MD
DeGrazia, Michael M ~ Sgt, NY
Greene, Everett D ~ Sgt, NC
Jacobs, David M ~ 2nd Lt, PA
Josephson, John A ~ Sgt, MA
Mitchell, Almond G ~ Corp, GA
Parker, James N ~ Corp, PA
Redington, Richard L ~ 2nd Lt, VT
Yetter, Robert J ~ FO, IL

The MACR does not provided crew assignments for this B-24. Irvin is noted as the Pilot based on the news story shown below.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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New's Story:

In the HM, June 18, 1974, "30 Years AGO"
In June of 1944, he gave his hometown of Williamsport a thrill, when he swooped low over the business district in a B-24 Liberator. "He had promised to show the folks back home the big plane that he pilot's".

New's Article found by: Fromdonegal


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 26 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107349542
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Irvin W Daugherty (1915–20 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107349542, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .