LTC George Andrew Davis Jr.

LTC George Andrew Davis Jr.

Dublin, Erath County, Texas, USA
Death 10 Feb 1952 (aged 31)
North Korea
Cenotaph Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 47 by the front office
Memorial ID 9678 · View Source
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Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Dublin, Texas, he served as a Major, in the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, 5th US Air Force. On February 10, 1952, Major Davis was leading a flight of 4 F-86 Saberjets on a combat aerial patrol mission near the Manchurian border, Korea, when one of his jets ran out of oxygen and was forced to retire from the flight. With the remaining F-86's he continued the mission and sighted a formation of approximately 12 enemy MIG-15 aircraft speeding southward toward an area where US fighter-bombers were conducting operations against the Communist lines. With disregard for the numerical superiority of the enemy, Major Davis positioned his 2 aircraft, then dove at the MIG formation. While speeding through the formation from the rear he shot down a MIG-15. Although he was now under continuous fire from the enemy fighters to his rear, he again shot down another MIG-15. Rather than evade the enemy fire being concentrated on him, he sought out still a third MIG-15. During this last attack his aircraft sustained a direct hit, went out of control and crashed into a mountain 30 miles south of the Yalu River. For superb courage in engaging the enemy against formidable odds, he was posthumously promoted Lieutenant Colonel and awarded the Medal of Honor presented to his wife in a ceremony at Reese Air Force Base Lubbock, Texas, on April 15, 1953.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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