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PersonID19590310
NameDavis, William Sheldon
BranchUSAF
RankCaptain
Graduation1959
KIA Date9/19/1966
SquadronCS 02
Home TownDemarest
Home StateNJ
High SchoolTenafly HS, Tenafly NJ
High School ActivitiesLettered 3 yrs: Football & Track, Boy Scouts
Post High SchoolGeorgetown University, 1954-1955
Academy ExperiencesTrack, Usher
Academic Degree MajorBS-USAFA, MS Management-U of Colorado
Active Duty AssignmentsNavigator, B-47, Graduate School, Navigator, B-57
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationAssigned to the 13 TBS, 405 FW attached to 35 TFW, USAF, Da Nang, as a B-57B Navigator
Killed In Action MissionHe was shot down by Viet Cong ground fire while flying a B-57 mission in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam, in support of a Special Forces Camp.
Next of KinLinda K. Davis, Wife Cheryl L. Davis, Daughter Dorothy M. Smith, Mother
Burial SiteUSAF Academy
MIA Information
Aeronautical Speciality RatingNavigator
Notable Decoration AwardsDistinguished Flying Cross Purple Heart Bronze Star 2 Air Medals
CommentsWidow was the first person to donate a graduate's class ring to the Academy
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