Born 6 October 1917
Died 2 November 1944
447th Bomber group, 711th Bomber Squadron Heavy, 8th Air Force.
On 2 November 1944, aircraft B-17G, serial number 44-6571 departed from Rattlesden on a bombing mission to Merseburg, Germany. This aircraft was struck by aircraft 44-6511. Aircraft 511 was flying to the right and above Lt Moses. The aircraft lost one engine and pulled over to get out of formation, going to peel off to the left. Lt Moses came up at the same time and collided. #1 and #2 props caught Lt Moses- ship aft of radio room and broke his aircraft in half. The two pieces spun in immediately and no chutes were observed. Aircraft 511 was able to crash land on A-93 with no crew injuries
The aircraft crashed 1 Km South of Nimmelage near Quakenbrueck, Germany. Sherril Davis was identified by HQ Airbase and initially buried at the cemetery Quakenbrueck, grave Nr. 85.
Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles J. Moses
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Thomas H. Freeman
Navigator, 2nd Lt Sherrill A. Davis
Bombardier, 2nd Lt John O. Dargacz
Radio Operator, Sgt Samuel Levy
Top Turret Gunner, T/Sgt John P. Hallmark
Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt William Brown
Tail Gunner, Sgt Robert B. Humphreys
Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Gerald A. Pryme
Of the 9 crewmembers only Sgt Robert Bobby Humphreys survived. He was captured and sent to Dulag Luft West.
The Kingsport News, 7 April 1945.
Lt S.A. Davis, of Rogersville, Killed In Action. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davis of Church Hill were advised by the War Department Monday that their son, Second Lieutenant Sherrill A. Davis, was killed in action over Germany, November 2. Lieutenant Davis was reported missing in action November 2 when his plane and another collided in mid-air over a German target. The officer, a former employe of Tennessee Eastman Corporation was commissioned at the San Marcos Air Base, Texas. He was among several Tennesseans who graduated from the aerial navigators school, a course of 18 weeks. He entered the service three years ago and went overseas September 2, landing on foreign soil September 21. Surviving Lieutenant Davis are his parents: three brothers, John Davis, Gene Davis and Dallas Davis of Church Hill: three sister, Mrs. John A. Wallace and Mrs. Elmer Brown of Church Hill and Mrs. J.D. Johnson of Surgoinsville and two brother, J.T. Davis and Leo Davis of Kingsport. Mr. And Mrs. Davis received their son’s Air Medal posthumously Monday.