Newton Baker Davis Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-22812.jpeg UPL 22812 1LT Newton Baker Davis, Jr.
Fighter Pilot
36th FG - 22nd FS
KIA -

Object Number - UPL 22812 - 1LT Newton Baker Davis, Jr. Fighter Pilot 36th FG - 22nd FS KIA -

Lt. Davis and his wing man, 2Lt. Harry J. Vibbert, Jr, departed their airfield at Bruchelle, France on an armed reconnaissance mission in the area of Argentan. At about 15:30 on August 13, 1944, they were flying at about 50 feet above ground strafing enemy targets. Lt. Vibbert was in trail position and noticed smoke coming from Lt. Davis's engine as they pulled up. At about 800 feet, Lt. Vibbert saw Lt. Davis climb out of the cockpit onto his wing. He noted that he saw no enemy ground fire and didn't know what caused the engine fire. Lt. Vibbert descended and circled the area but did not see Lt. Davis. He did see a parachute hanging on a tree in a hedgerow, though. As it turned out, Lt. Davis had been captured by German soldiers who killed him.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Columbus, OH, USA 1 October 1941

Died

61600 Le Grais, France 13 August 1944 Shot after successfully bailing out of his P.47

Born

West Virginia, USA

Buried/ Commemorated

Plot I Row 1 Grave 12 Brittany American Cemetery

Born

Berkeley County, WV, USA

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Sources

TogetherWeServed.com; Fol3.com; Global, Find A Grave Index

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