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Theodore Bert Davich

Military

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Returned to base, A/C successfully landing, its severed fuselage collapsing. RTD.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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  • Guy Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. With co-pilots assistance and controlling direction with engines alone, returned to base, successfully landing the A/C, its severed...

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Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38078 Sweet Pea

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Savannah 23/12/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG 7/1/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; severe battle damaged Debreczen 21/9/44 with Guy Miller, Co-pilot: Tom Rybovich, Navigator: Theo Davich, Bombardier: Bob Mullen, Flight...

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Event Location Date
Born Hancock County, WV, USA 3 January 1923
Based Amendola Airfield 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Enlisted Miami Beach, FL, USA 1 May 1943
Returned to base Debrecen, Hungary 21 September 1944

On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Returned to base, A/C successfully landing, its severed fuselage collapsing. RTD.

Released United States 2 February 1946

Released from USAAF.

Died Starkville, MS 39759, USA 26 June 1993
Buried Starkville, MS 39759, USA July 1993

Odd Fellows Cemetery
Starkville
Oktibbeha County
Mississippi, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2017 19:04:44 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname and events
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https://www.fold3.com/page/624937462_theodore_davich%20%20(1923)/details/
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https://www.fold3.com/page/83837665_theodore_davich/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58126392

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2017 17:31:29 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
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https://www.fold3.com/page/624937462_theodore_davich%20%20(1923)/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/25641950_theodore_b%20davich/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/83837665_theodore_davich/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58126392

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2017 17:21:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/624937462_theodore_davich%20%20(1923)/details/
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https://www.fold3.com/page/83837665_theodore_davich/details/

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