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2LT Wilfred H Davis
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1920
Vermont, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1943

Son of Hassan Reuben Davis & Fern Thew Davis.

Brother of Eugene Roger, James Alton & Dorothy Jane Davis.

Wilfred served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on on B-24D #42-41089, 65th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Addison County, Vermont prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 30, 1941 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of automobiles and also as Single, without dependents.

Wilfred was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 crashed at 2:30am, from reasons unknown, in Pompom Valley, six miles south of Jacksons Airdrome, Port Moresby, New Guinea, after takeoff on a photo reconnaissance mission during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-798763

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-41089:

Anderson, Edwin S ~ S/Sgt, Indiana
Berglund, Roy H, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Nebraska
Davis, Wilfred H ~ 2nd Lt, Vermont
Domkowski, Waldemar F ~ T/Sgt, New York
Ellis, Paul R ~ S/Sgt, Missouri
Fugate, David A ~ S/Sgt, Missouri
Giacchi, Alphonso J ~ 2nd Lt, New York
Hising, John G ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Massachusetts
Jefferson, Royal E ~ T/Sgt, Massachusetts
Kerins, John M ~ 2nd Lt, New York
Loer, Charles R ~ S/Sgt, Indiana
Overfors, Walter A ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Minnesota

( Crew Report by: Tim Cook )

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 Parents:
  Hassan R. Davis (1879 - 1937)
  Fern Thew Davis (1880 - 1962)
 
Burial:
Pratt aka Alstead Cemetery
Keene
Essex County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Dec 04, 2013
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2LT Wilfred H Davis
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013
 
 
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