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Harry L Davis

Military

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed at Woodbridge returning from a show. A/C P-51K 44-12154 was seen to emerge from the clouds with its port wing on fire, then dove 700ft straight into the deck. KIA. 26-Mar-45.

Awards: 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...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

Aircraft

  • 43-6591

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Later a 334FS hack A/C.

  • 44-12154

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. A/C Lost 26-Mar-45 Lt Harry L Davis KIA. Crashed at RAF Woodbridge returning from a show. Aircraft was seen to emerge from the clouds with its port wing on fire, then dove 700ft straight into the deck.

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 Cotulla, TX 78014, USA 28 September 1923
Enlisted Houston, TX 19 February 1943
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 17 November 1944 – 26 March 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Killed in action Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK 26 March 1945

Crashed at Woodbridge returning from a show. A/C P-51K 44-12154 was seen to emerge from the clouds with its port wing on fire, then dove 700ft straight into the deck. KIA. 26-Mar-45.

Buried Cotulla West Cemetery, La Salle County, TX May 1945

Cotulla West Cemetery
La Salle County
Texas, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2018 17:35:59 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84789228-harry-l-davis/facts
https://www.fold3.com/page/84789228-harry-l-davis/facts

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2016 13:24:13 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 8th Chronology ;
- the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2016 13:31:05 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_da...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=dAVIS&GSfn=Harry&G...

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 20:35:15 apollo11 Changes to role, events and place associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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