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John E Davenport


Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


Event Location Date
Born Allen County, IN 22 February 1922
Enlisted Baer Field, Fort Wayne, IN 13 October 1942
Based Raydon 28 October 1944 – July 1945

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Raydon, UK 5 February 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) July 1945
Died Silver Spring, MD 3 April 2010
Buried Arlington National Cemetery 30 July 2010

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County, VA

Lived in Monroe, IN


Date Contributor Update
10 December 2018 13:02:17 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:53 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list