Davis, Nelson H.

Date of death:
February 25th, 1944 (Regensburg, Germany)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
551st Bombardment Squad, 385 Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Forces
Details:
Received this award posthumously at the request of the President, due to being killed in combat February 25, 1944 during bombing raid over Regensburg Germany
Purple Heart
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
551st Bombardment Squad, 385 Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Forces
Action:
Received this award three times for flying 15 missions over Europe.
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
551st Bombardment Squad, 385 Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Forces
Details:
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
551st Bombardment Squad, 385 Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Forces
Details:
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
551st Bombardment Squad, 385 Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Forces
Action:
Served in England from October 1943 to February 1944.
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Army Advanced Flying School Yuma Arizona, U.S. Army Air Corps
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1943
Details:
Class 43-D
Pilot Wing

Sources

  • Photo 1: Familie
  • - Army documents

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