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George Fleming Davis
Birth: Mar. 23, 1911
Death: Jan. 6, 1945, At Sea

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Manila, Philippine Islands and served as a Commander in the United States Navy during World War II. The commanding officer of the "USS Walke", on January 6, 1945, he and his ship were in support of minesweeping operations to clear waters for entry of amphibious forces for the invasion of Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands. When 4 Japanese suicide planes were detected flying to attack simultaneously he boldly took his position in the bridge and directed fire control to the leading plane. Deadly fire sent the first target crashing into the water and caught the second as it passed. He remained as the third plane plunged to crash the bridge structure and was seriously wounded when the craft struck. Drenched with gasoline and enveloped in flames, he rallied his command to save the ship and saw the barrage from his guns destroy the fourth suicide bomber. When the safety of the ship was assured, he consented to be carried below and several hours later died. His Medal of Honor was accredited to the Philippine Islands; other Navy awards he was honored with include the Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart and Legion of Merit. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Note: Entered the service from Hawaii.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the missing
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 23, 2003
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 10, 2014
Salute To Our Veterans Who Sacrificed So Much For So Many. Forever In The Loving Arms Of Our Heavenly Father.
- Sue Moore-Hardy
 Added: Apr. 22, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014
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