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Billy Joe Davis

Military

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095 Wounded in head by flak. Baled out, Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7092

Awards: POW, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Charles Armour

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095. Evaded (EVD) MACR 7092 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51095 'Shoo Shoo Baby'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ashersleben with Lt Armour crew; hit by flak, taking out #1 engine, radio, intercom and badly damaging the fuel system. A/C abandoned by crew and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 5 x EVD, 5 x POW...

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tonk Valley, TX 18 July 1921

Son of Joseph Baldwin and - Ana Belle [Wadley] Davis.

Enlisted Tyler, TX 14 November 1942

Tyler, Texas

Based Horsham St Faith 1944 – 29 June 1944

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Vollenhove, Netherland 29 June 1944

Shot down by flak and crashed at Diek on 29-Jun-44 in B-24 42-51095 Wounded in head by flak. Baled out, POW MACR 7092

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 29 June 1944 – May 1945

Hospitalised by head wound. Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Graham, TX 22 January 1994
Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Graham, Young County, TX 25 January 1994

Oak Grove Cemetery
Graham,
Young County, TX

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2019 19:19:13 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28707364
https://www.fold3.com/image/668099851
https://www.fold3.com/image/638859977
https://www.fold3.com/record/90433239-billie-j-davis
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47494506/billy-joe-davis

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7092 & Page 274 of the book LIBERAORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 &

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