Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Alton Joseph Davis.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 41, (VP-41) United States Navy.
Alton is born approx. on 4 Jan. 1920 in Louisiana.
Father, Luther Davis.
Mother, Laura Davis.
Sister(s), Mammie and Marie Davis.
Brother(s), John, Elbert, Woodie and Edward Davis.
Alton enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 2744074.
Alton‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PBY-5 Catalina were,
LtJg. Jean C. Cusik Pilot
Ap1. Clarck W. Morrison
Rm3. John F. Collins
Amm2. Alton J. Davis
Amm2. Burdette B. Siler
Arm2. Louis B. Yurek
Ens. Wyllie M. Hunt POW
Aom3. Carl Q. Creamer POW
Sea2. Joseph W. Brown POW
Alton was KIA when they took off on Patrol Mission and got shot by the Japanese, crashed in Dutch Harbor, (3 survived) on 3 June 1942, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Alton is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Alton also has a Memorial Grave at Jena Cemetery, Jena, La Salle Parish, Louisiana, VS.
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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/