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Sgt Harold Burton Davis

Sgt Harold Burton Davis

Noble County, Ohio, USA
Death 1 Feb 1944 (aged 24)
Central, Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing ~ With a Rosette
Memorial ID 56764867 · View Source
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Harold's remains were recovered in 2001 along with the Pilot's, Co-Pilot's, and the other passengers on the flight. They were all interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

For his record at Arlington see family links below

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Harold served as a Sergeant, 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Ohio prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 26, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Harold was a passenger on B-25D #41-30532 when he was declared "Missing In Action" and his status was changed to "Killed In Action" when the plane was later found.

This B-25, while on a ferrying flight from Horanda Airfield to the 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby, ran into severe weather and radioed that they were returning but they were not heard from again during the war.

The B-25 was first located in 1961 and in 2001 the remains of the crew were discovered. They had crashed in into Mount Kenevi.

Service # 15070329

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30532:

Beals, Jack E ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, PA
Culbreth, Marvin E ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, GA
Davis, Harold B ~ Sgt, Passenger, OH
Dellisante, Angelo C ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Fann, Charlie L ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, TN
Gerry, Walter R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, RI
Greene, Raymond F ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, MA
Howard, Edward R ~ Corp, Passenger, MA
Johnson, Rudolph W, Jr ~ Capt, Passenger, MI
Miller, Milton S ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, CT
Russell, Lamar S ~ Capt, Passenger, NC

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56764867
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Harold Burton Davis (8 Jan 1920–1 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56764867, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .