Major John Tyler Davis was born on 16 Mar 1915 in Rockwood, TN. He was educated in engineering in Sep 1933 in Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA. He was educated in military education between 1935 and 1939 in West Point, NY. He died on 8 Jan 1945 in Belgium, in the Battle of the Bulge.

In this bloody action, appropriatedly called “Dead Man’s Ridge,” the 507’s 3rd Battalion commander, John Davis, was killed, temporarily replaced by Allen Taylor and permanently by Roy Creek.

He was buried in 1949 in West Point, NY.

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  • Rank: Major
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 March 1915
  • Date of death: 8 January 1945
  • County: Roane
  • Hometown: Rockwood
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of the Bulge
  • Awards: Two Purple Hearts, Silver Star, Bronze Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: West Point Cemetery, Orange County, New York
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Top Panel
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