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Davis, Arthur James

Rank and Name, Boatswain’s Mate First Class Arthur James Davis.

Unit/Placed in, USS Enterprise (CV-6) Carrier, United States Navy.


Arthur is born approx. on no record.


Arthur enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 2659064.


Arthur was KIA when the USS Enterprise was attacked during the Battle of the Eastern Solomon’s by a Japanese Achi D3A2 Dive Bomber who dropped one large bomb, and it hit starboard side, it exploded in the gun gallery between the flight deck and the gun gallery deck causing high fatalities and heavy damage it killed: 2 officers and 72 men. On 24 Aug. 1942, he is honored with a 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.eaglespeak.us/2007/10/sunday-ship-history-uss-enterprise-cv-6.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/

Buried on Sea
USS Enterprise (CV-6) Carrier
USS Enterprise (CV-6) under attack by Japanese Aichi D3A2 dive bombers during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Japanese Aichi D3A Dive Bomber
Japanese_bomb hits USS Enterprise (CV-6) flight deck during Battle of the Eastern_Solomons, 24 August 1942
Arthur James Davis
His rank Boatswain Mate First Class
Damaged_127mm gun on USS_Enterprise (CV-6)