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Tim T. Daugherty


Colonel Tim T. Daugherty (Red) was born in Desloge, MO
on 18 October 1932. He graduated from the University
of Mississippi in 1954 and entered the Air Force as a
2nd Lieutenant on 15 March 1955. He completed
primary pilot training at Spence AB, GA and basic
pilot training at a combination of Williams AFB, AZ
and Laughlin AFB, TX, receiving his pilot's wings from
Laughlin in April 1956 (Class of 56M).

After graduation, Tim was assigned to B-47s and
completed training at McConnell AFB, Wichita, Kansas.
He was assigned to the 3rd Bomb Squadron, 26th Bomb
Wing at Lockbourne AFB, Columbus, Ohio and joined the
squadron in September 1956. He flew as copilot until
1960 when he upgraded to aircraft commander and in the
same year was promoted to Captain.

In April 1964 he was assigned to the 301st Bomb Wing
at McCoy AFB, FL. He completed B-52 training at
Castle AFB and reported to McCoy in September 1964 as
an aircraft commander flying the B-52D.

In September 1966 he deployed with the bomb wing to
Anderson AFB, Guam for a six-month tour as part of the
Arc Light operation, flying bombing missions during
the Vietnam conflict. Over the next four years, he
completed three six-month tours and one three-month
tour as an aircraft commander and as the squadron
operations officer, completing a total of 193 combat
missions. During this period he was promoted to
Major.

In 1971 he was assigned to the Training Directorate at
Strategic Air Command Headquarters. He was promoted
to Lieutenant Colonel in 1973.

In October 1973 Tim was assigned to the 319th Bomb
Wing at Grand Forks AFB, ND as Assistant Deputy
Commander of Operations. In 1974 he became the
Squadron Commander of the 43rd Bomb Squadron. In 1976
he was promoted to Colonel and assigned as the
Assistant Director of Maintenance.

In 1977 he was transferred to the 22nd Bomb Wing at
March AFB, CA as the Director of Maintenance where he
served in this position for the next two years.

Tim retired from the Air Force on 1 August 1979 after
24 years and four months of service.

After retirement from the Air Force, Tim worked for
the Convair Division of the General Dynamics
Corporation in San Diego, CA for 13 years. He was
primarily involved in requirements planning for the
Tomahawk Cruise Missile and the Advanced Cruise
Missile systems. He retired from General Dynamics in
May 1992.

Tim and Patricia Hansen of Saint Paul Park, Minnesota
were married in 1960. They have three daughters, two
live in Temecula, CA and one in Los Angeles. They
have three grandchildren, two boys and one girl. Tim
and Pat have lived in Escondido, CA since 1980.

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