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Marvin L Davis

Military

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 1 x Kill. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

Aircraft

  • 44-14387 'Tar Heel' 'Lois III'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) freelance mission to Praha Area, A/C struck by flak while strafing Pilsen Airdrome. Losing glycol, A/C abandoned after entering an uncontrollable dive to...

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Texas, USA 17 April 1924
Enlisted San Antonio, TX 24 February 1943
Based Debden 17 November 1944 – 29 July 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Debden, UK 7 April 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) 29 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Long Beach, CA 26 December 2001

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2018 12:47:38 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29034264
https://www.fold3.com/record/59161634-marvin-l-davis
https://www.fold3.com/page/84900717-marvin-l-davis/facts
https://www.fold3.com/image/29028389?terms=Marvin%20L%20Davis
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_da...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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