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Davis, Arthur Edward

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Arthur Edward Davis.

Unit/Placed in, USS Buck (DD-420) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Arthur is born approx. on 31 Dec. 1923 in Ohio.

Father, Ora S. Davis.


Arthurenlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 2836491.


Arthur was KIA when the USS Buck on patrol duties was hit by 1 or 2 Torpedo’s from the German U-616 and sunk on 22 Aug. 1942, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Arthur is buried/mentioned at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA.

Tablets of the missing .



Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/420.htm

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/

USS Buck (DD-420) Destroyer
Crewman stacking 538 shell cases
Pharmacist's Mates administering blood plasma
His rank Seaman Second Class
Crewmen being briefed by an officer, during the invasion of Sicily, July 1943.
German Submarine U-616