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.

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Aircraft

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 13D, Oflag 73

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

California, USA 22 August 1918 Son of Florence A Warring.

Other

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.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 23 December 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died

Huntington Park, CA, USA 10 June 1997
California, USA

Based

Ramsbury 23 December 1944 Assigned to 85TCS, 437TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Enlisted

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Buried

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia, USA

Buried

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