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PersonID19670845
NameDavis, Daniel Richard
BranchUSAF
RankCaptain
Graduation1967
KIA Date8/18/1969
SquadronCS 10
Home TownFort Knox
Home StateKY
High SchoolFort Knox HS, Fort Knox, KY
High School ActivitiesTrack, Wrestling, Flying, Eagle Scout, Junior Red Cross President
Post High SchoolFalcon Foundation Prep School - Millard 1962-63
Academy ExperiencesCatholic Choir, Aero Club, Soaring Club, Squadron Executive Officer
Academic Degree MajorBS, International Affairs, USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsStudent Pilot Pilot, O-1A/E; T-28
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationRaven FAC, Det 1, 56 SOW, Udorn RTAB, Thailand, assigned to the Ambassador to Laos
Killed In Action MissionIst Lt Davis, piloting an O-1 aircraft over Laos on 18 August 1969, did not return to friendly control. He was declared missing at the time of estimated fuel exhaustion. Subsequently, gun camera film from an F-105 revealed a mid-air collision between Lt Davis' O-1 and an F-105 he was controlling over a target.
Next of KinDorothy Y. Davis, Wife, Colonel & Mrs Dan R Davis, (parents)
Burial SiteFt Bliss National Cemetery, 09/1995
MIA InformationMIA 08/18/1969 to 05/30/1974. DED 30 May 1974. Remains returned 1995.
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration AwardsPurple Heart
CommentsPromoted to Captain Posthumously. Honored on the FAC Memorial located in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO
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