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Richard P Davis

Military

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 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. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13757

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 1-Sep-44 - Lt. Richard P Davis bailed safely.

  • 44-14967 'Joyce B II'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Long Beach, CA 1942
Based Honington 13 June 1944 – February 1945

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out RTD 1 September 1944

Mech failure in P-51D 44-13757 1-Sep-44 - Lt. Richard P Davis baled out safely. RTD

Promoted Honington, UK October 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) February 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2018 13:58:24 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29249283

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2018 13:34:29 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29249283

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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