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Emerson Leslie Davies

Military

Emerson and his brother Ray both joined up to fight in the war - one in the Air Force and one in the Navy.

Service

People

  • Franklin Barrett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Moyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Lester Schwab

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Sundberg

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin. ' Evaded.

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

Aircraft

  • 42-30176 'Assassin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne, WY 22/4/43; Smoky Hill, KS 28/4/43; Walla Walla, WA 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Presque Island 6/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Framlingham 5/6/43; 335BS [OE-P] Horham 15/6/43; 12m, Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with John...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Belgium 17 August 1943
Enlisted
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2021 22:16:06 Kathy Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, events, person associations and media associations
Sources

Draft cards, newspaper records and official Air Force reports regarding the crash of their B-17.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 401 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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