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John D Davis

Military

Major John D Davis was Commanding Officer of the 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, based at Bassingbourn from December 1944 to June 1945. He later married Lieutenant Helen Pierson, an Army Nurse stationed at the nearby 163rd General Hospital at Wimpole Hall.

Service

People

  • Helen Pierson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Army Nurse | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Lieutenant Helen Pierson was an army nurse based at the 163rd General Hospital at Wimpole Hall. She later married Major John D Davis, Commanding Officer of the 401st Bomb Squadron at Bassingbourn, and had a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 91st Bomb Group...

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • 163rd General Hospital (Wimpole Hall)

    Military site : non-airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Commanding officer of 401st BS Bassingbourn, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 1 December 1944 – June 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2015 14:51:50 rossingtonj Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Information on marriage to Helen Pierson taken from George Duncan's research paper - document 16225.
Dates of command and rank: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/91st_Bombardment_Group

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