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Davis, Alfred Charles

Rank and Name, Sergeant Alfred Charles Davis.

Unit/Placed in, 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Attack Group “The Grim Reapers”.

 

Alfred is born approx. on 19 February 1918 in Detroit, Michigan.

Father, Alfred Christopher Davis.

Mother, Elenor F. (Lofee) Davis.

 

Alfred enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 16064817.

 

Alfred‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25  were,

Captain        William H. Webster            Pilot                (survived)

1st Lt.           Robert B. Wedener            Co Pilot            (survived)

Captain        Francis J. Murpy               Navigator         (survived)

Sgt.              Alfred J. Davis                  Engineer          (MIA/KIA)

Sgt.              Lawrence M. Allport          Radio Operator (survived)

Alfred was KIA on the weather reconnaissance mission they were intercepted by some Nakajima Ki-43, in the fight Top Turret Gunner Alfred C. Davis got killed, one engine got damaged and a fire occurred, the plane crashed in the sea and it sank  immediately on 9 July 1943, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Alfred is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/41-30313.html

https://8thattacksqdnassoc.tripod.com/WWII.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

8th Squadron
3rd Attack Group
Patch 3rd Attack Droup The Grim Reapers
North American B-25 Mitchell
Dobodura Airfield Complex - Papua New Guinea
Alfred's rank Sergeant
Nakajima Ki-43-III Hayabusa Oscar