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Byron C Davis

Military

Joined squad 16 August 1944. Shot down 18 October 1944 in AC #4250596. Killed in Action (KIA). Plane was 'Flak Magnet'

Service

People

  • Edward Lehnhausen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596 ...

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Virginia, USA 1908
Lived in Miami-Dade County, FL, USA 1942
Enlisted Starke, FL 32091, USA 24 August 1942

Camp Blanding

Killed in Action (KIA) 4364 TB Buttinge, Netherlands 18 October 1944
Buried

Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands 
Plot M Row 5 Grave 3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2018 18:54:31 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, awards, events and media associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=4536982
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56298034/byron-c-davis/photo

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2018 09:52:45 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank and biography
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56298034/byron-c-davis

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9654 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp

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