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Albert J Davis

Military

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 x Victories. Shot down, hit by Flak whilst strafing, near Hesepe Germany in P-51 44-63670. Baled out at 50ft. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 16129.

Awards: AM (8OLC), PH.

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. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

Aircraft

  • 44-63670 'T-Wang'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 21-Mar-45 Shot down by Flak crashed near Hesepe Germany. Pilot Capt Albert J Davis baled out at 50ft KIA MACR 63670.

  • 43-25061 'Choppy'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ogden, UT, USA 11 November 1921

Son of Byron A and Vivian L [Chatterton] Davis.

Lived in Ogden, UT, USA 1940
Enlisted Salt Lake City, UT 3 August 1942
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 18 June 1944 – 21 March 1945

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK October 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 16 January 1945

Promoted to Captain.

Died Hesepe, 49565 Bramsche, Germany 21 March 1945

Shot down, hit by Flak whilst strafing, near Hesepe Germany in P-51 44-63670. Baled out at 50ft. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 16129.

Buried Ogden, UT, USA 1948

Aultorest Memorial Park
Ogden, Weber County
Utah, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2018 18:14:15 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/91245620-albert-j-davis
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763709?terms=Albert%20J%20Davis
https://www.fold3.com/image/319654313?terms=Albert%20J%20Davis
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=16129&Submit=Go
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_da...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63070042/albert-j-davis

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2016 12:25:30 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=16129&Submit=Go
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Davis&GSfn=Albert&...

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2015 18:36:40 apollo11 Changes to highest rank
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 21:54:29 apollo11 Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR unreadable / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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