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SSGT Robert H Davis

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SSGT Robert H Davis

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 30 May 1944 (aged 24–25)
Puchberg, Wels Stadt, Upper Austria (Oberösterreich), Austria
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot SECTION I SITE 188-190
Memorial ID 3297975 View Source

Killed In Action over Puchberg, Austria on bombing mission out of Foggia, Italy to strike the aircraft works in Wels during World War II.

B-24H Liberator #42-94949 was struck by a bomb dropped from another B-24 above, causing the airplane to disintegrate and they crashed at Puchberg bei Wels, Austria, killing seven crew members. Three survived and were captured by the Germans and held as POWs until the end of the war. MACR 5454.

KIA were:

1st Lt. Kenneth D Fetty, Pilot
2nd Lt. Richard J Higgins, Bombardier
S/Sgt. James K Bain, Gunner
S/Sgt. Robert H Davis, Gunner
S/Sgt. Thomas C Elder, Radio Operator/Gunner
Sgt. Raymond P Tarpy, Gunner
Sgt. Myrel R Shenk, Gunner

Entered the service from Missouri; ASN 37368633
Enlisted at Jefferson Barracks, MO, June 19, 1942.

Interred June 27, 1950.


Inscription

SSGT, 741 AAF BOMB SQ, 455 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II

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