DOUGLAS V DAILEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 36W, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

DOUGLAS VINCENT DAILEY

WALL NAME

DOUGLAS V DAILEY

PANEL / LINE

36W/14

DATE OF BIRTH

06/30/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WATERFORD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Oakland County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

SMS

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DOUGLAS VINCENT DAILEY
POSTED ON 9.10.2016

POW bracelet

I, too, wore his MIA bracelet. I entered college the fall of 1968 and graduated in the spring of '72.
Hopefully, his remains will be found one day to give his family peace.
It has been safely tucked in me jewelry box which has served as a reminder of that awful time of unrest and the sacrifices our servicemen made.
After 911, I joined TSA and served our country until I retired after 10 years of service.
May God Bless his family.
Mindy Scango
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POSTED ON 12.13.2014
POSTED BY: JERRY SANDWISCH WOOD CTY.OHIO NAM VET 1969-70 ARMY 173rd ABN BDE

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

MY POW-MIA FLAG IS DISPLAYED 24-7 IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THE LOST WARRIORS. THE WAR MAY BE FORGOTTEN BUT THE WARRIOR WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!!!
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POSTED ON 11.11.2014

Final Mission of SSGT Douglas V. Dailey

On December 13, 1968, the crew of a C-123K was dispatched from Nakhon Phanom Airfield located in northern Thailand near the border of Laos on an operational mission over Laos. The C-123, a converted WW II glider equipped with two engines, was assigned night patrol missions along the Ho Chi Minh trail. Flying low at 2000-3000 feet, the job of the seven man crew was to spot enemy truck convoys on the trail and to light up the trails for accompanying B-57 bombers which were flying overhead. The crew on this particular mission included the pilot (name unknown), co-pilot 1LT Joseph P. Fanning, navigators 1LT John S. Albright and 1LT Morgan J. Donahue, and crewmembers SSGT Samuel F. Walker, SSGT Douglas V. Dailey, and TSGT Fred L. Clarke. At 0330 hours, as the aircraft was flying about 30 miles southwest of the Ban Karai Pass in Laos, the crew of the C-123 was jolted by a blow on the top of their plane in the aft section. An overhead B-57 that had been called in for an air strike from Phan Rang Airbase had collided with the control plane. The B-57B was flown by pilot MAJ Thomas W. Dugan and co-pilot MAJ Francis J. McGouldrick. The C-123 lost power and went out of control. The unnamed C-123 pilot, stunned by a blow to the head, lost consciousness. Because of its glider configuration, the C-123 did not fall straight to the ground, but drifted lazily to the ground in a flat spin which lasted several minutes. When the pilot regained consciousness, he noted that the co-pilot (Fanning) and navigator (Donahue) were gone. Donahue's station was in the underbelly of the plane where, lying on his stomach, he directed an infrared detection device through an open hatch. The pilot parachuted out, landed in a treetop where he remained until rescued at dawn. On the way down, he saw another chute below him, but, because of the dark, was unable to determine who the crew member was. The six other members of the C-123 and the two crew members of the B-57 were listed as Missing in Action. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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POSTED ON 11.12.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SMS Douglas Vincent Dailey, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.27.2013
POSTED BY: Mike Speelman

Memorial Day 2013

Back in 1987 while I was in the Air Force and stationed in Guam I ordered a POWMIA bracelet for someone from Michigan. I ended up receiving one for SMSGT. Dailey. I have kept and treasured it ever since. I would love to return it to someone in the family. Please contact me via email.

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