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SSgt Roy Frederick Davis

SSgt Roy Frederick Davis

Ashby, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Mar 1944 (aged 25)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56787692 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until February 5, 1946.

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Roy served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on A-20G #42-86625, 13th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 25, 1942 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.

A-20G #42-86625 took off from Nadzab Airfield No. 4 (APO 713, Unit 1) on a low level strike against Boram Airfield west of Wewak.

When over the target, this aircraft was making a strafing run over the target and was last seen halfway down the run. It was later discovered that they ended up crashing into a hillside near Numoirum (Numoikum) to the southwest of Wewak during the war.

Even thought the A-20 has been found the remains of S/Sgt Davis were not found and he is still listed as MIA. The remains of the Pilot, 2nd Lt. Bird, have been recovered.

Roy was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31068835

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Airmen who perished on A-20G #42-86625:

Bird, Vernal J ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, UT
Davis, Roy F ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NH

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


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 56787692
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Roy Frederick Davis (1 Mar 1919–12 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56787692, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .