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Edward Harold Davidson

Military

Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Harold Reichert crew. Completed 35 missions. Returned to ZI via 70th Replacement Depot.

Mission List [Partial]:

8-Sep-44 Ludwigshaven AC #579, 9-Sep-44 Ludwigshaven AC #579, 11-Sep-44 Lutzkendorf AC #308, 19-Sep-44 Hamm AC #202, 25-Sep-44 Frankfurt AC #234, 27-Sep-44 Cologne AC #308, 2-Oct-44 Kassel / Fritzlar AC #144, 3-Oct-44 Nienburg AC #202, 7-Oct-44 Frieburg AC #234, 9-Oct-44 Schweinfurt AC #398, 14-Oct-44 Cologne AC #880, 15-Oct-44 Cologne AC #360, 22-Oct-44 Brunswick AC #360, 30-Oct-44 Hamm AC #360, 2-Nov-44 Merseburg AC #360, 5-Nov-44 Offenbach AC #360, 9-Nov-44 Metz Area AC #360, 21-Nov-44 Merseburg AC #360, 27-Nov-44 Offenburg AC #360, 29-Nov-44 Merseburg AC #116, 9-Dec-44 Stuttgart AC #855, 12-Dec-44 Merseburg AC #578, 14-Jan-45 Cologne AC #761, 15-Jan-45 Ingolstadt AC #578, 29-Jan-45 Niederlahnstein AC #578, 14-Feb-45 Prague AC #761
24-Feb-45 Hamburg AC #578, 26-Feb-45 Berlin AC #615 or 964, 28-Feb-45 Schwerte AC #630, 4-Mar-45 Reutlingen AC #471

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Harold Reichert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Assigned to BAD3. ...

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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. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • 70th Replacement Depot

Aircraft

  • 43-38360 Bride of Mars

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/7/44; Hunter 4/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-D] Bassingbourn 9/9/44; Missing in Action `28m` Berlin 5/12/44 with Ralph Blanton, Norval Covington, Roy Burns, Allison Stern, Lauren Porter, Arvid Johnson, Ken Minette,...

  • 44-6578 Rusty Dusty

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 28/9/44; transferred 332BS/91BG [LG-D] Bassingbourn 7/12/44; 17m taxi collision with 43-38306 with Joe Troccolli 4/4/45, Salvaged. RUSTY DUSTY.

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Stone (Jefferson Hall)

    Military site : non-airfield
    Seven camps named after British Admirals: Beatty - AAF 518, Duncan -AAF 509, Howard, Jefferson - AAF 594, Nelson, Drake, Frobisher and Raleigh, were constructed to accommodate workers moved from the Woolwich Arsenal, London to Swynerton ROF (Royal...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chelsea, MA 21 February 1923
Enlisted 5 December 1943
Based Bassingbourn 1944 – April 1945

Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 26 May 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted 13 February 1947
Discharged USAF 31 December 1953

Honourable discharge.

Died Mountain View, CA 28 June 2002
Buried San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, Merced County, CA 31 June 2002

San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Santa Nella
Merced County, CA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2020 16:39:33 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography and events
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/Dailies/322nd1945.html
http://www.91stbombgroup.com/Dailies/322nd1944.html

Date Contributor Update
26 September 2020 16:31:17 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/687479759
https://www.fold3.com/record/3127331-edward-h-davidson
https://www.fold3.com/record/626155509-edward-davidson-1923
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72831894/edward-h.-davidson

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2018 10:45:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Daughter of Edward H Davidson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72831894/edward-h.-davidson
http://www.91stbombgroup.com/Dailies/322nd1945.html

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