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.

See the following for further information:
http://www.usairborne.be/Hall_of_honor/us_honor_davis.htm
http://www.asheboro.com/users/jtdavis/jtdd/d3.htm
http://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/507/507_trp.html
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=90524

 

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