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Lonnie M Davis

Military

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Somerville, TN 2 February 1923

Son of Mackie T and Mabel M [Edwards] Davis.

Lived in Forrest City, AR 1942
Enlisted Memphis, TN 21 September 1942
Based Raydon 23 July 1944 – 20 April 1945

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Raydon, UK 3 October 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promotion Raydon, UK 17 January 1945

Promoted to Captain.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) 20 April 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Little Rock, AR 9 January 2002
Buried Forest Hills Memorial Park, Alexander, AR 12 January 2002

Forest Hills Memorial Park
Alexander,
Saline County, AR

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 December 2018 18:51:48 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/54347415-lonnie-m-davis
https://www.fold3.com/image/185171300?terms=Lonnie%20M%20Davis
https://www.fold3.com/record/84069039-lonnie-m-davis
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50676381/lonnie-m_-davis

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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