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Elgan Allen Davis

Military

Assigned to 85TCS, 437TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne hit by ground small arms fire in starboard engine, with flames pouring back past the trailing edge of the wing, pilot achieved controlled belly landing. Prisoner of War (POW). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11027.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Remained in USAF rising to Major.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 85th Troop Carrier Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-47963

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 1st Path Finding Sqn, 9th Troop Carrier Path Finding Group, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne hit by ground small arms fire in starboard engine, with flames pouring back past the trailing edge of the wing,...

Associated Place

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

  • Stalag XIII-D

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born California, USA 22 August 1918

Son of Florence A Warring.

Lived in California, USA 1941
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 1942
Based Ramsbury 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 85TCS, 437TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down Bastogne, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne hit by ground small arms fire in starboard engine, with flames pouring back past the trailing edge of the wing, pilot achieved controlled belly landing. POW. 23-Dec-44. MACR 11027.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 23 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Huntington Park, CA, USA 10 June 1997
Buried August 1997

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA

Buried New Canton, IL, USA August 1997

Memorialised
Taylor-Martin Cemetery
New Canton
Pike County
Illinois, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2017 22:34:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/46154203_elgan_a%20davis/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/30640636
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=148709572
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103076132

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