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N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Charley W. (Chuck) Davis

 

Chuck Davis, WWII

 

Recent Address:

804 Shoreline Drive, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

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Family Information:

Father was a Navy Seabee during WWII. Son was an Air Force Sergeant during Vietnam. Uncle was served in the Army in Europe during WWI.

Hometown:

Woodland, CA

Date Entered Service:

June, 1943

Service Number:

O-785769

Bomb Group:

444th

Squadron:

 

Location of Unit:

Marianas, Tinian W. Field (July, 1945)

Missions Flown:

5

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

Osaka, Tsu, Yawata, Tokyo, Hokkaido (POW supply mission)

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Pilot Instructor-Randolf AFB, TX Oct-Nov 1944; Radar Operator-Victorville AFB Dec 1944-Mar 1945; B-29 Crew training-Clovis, NM Mar-Jul 1945

Military Specialty(ies):

Pilot and Instructor Pilot, Radar Operator and 3rd Pilot B-29

Rank Upon Discharge:

1st Lt.

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-65268 Airborn

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

September, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

Helped move group from Tinian to Clark Field, Philippines

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Project Engineer -- Naval Research & Evaluation Lab -- California;Base Mechanical Engineer -- USAF Base Azores Islands;Chief Engineer -- Caltex Petroleum Corp. -- India, Pakistan, Ceylon;Department Head -- Calter Headquarters in New York;Project Manager -- New Corporate Headquarters Bldg., Dallas, TX

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

A great deal of pride and satisfaction that we did our part in eliminating the need for an invasion of the Japanese mainland.

Comments:

No -- my two MOSs are not a typo error! One may question the unique and somewhat bizarre combination of Pilot and Radar Operator. There were only a handful of these experiential unions, possibly for strengthening pilot backup. Also, the need for fighter pilots and instructors during the latter months were few. Nevertheless, we can say we were a rare breed.

 


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