Roy William Davis was the son of John Calvin Davis and Ida Bell Drake. He married Josie Ruth Sharp on 13 November 1934.

Staff Sergeant Roy W. Davis, US Army Air Forces, was assigned to the 578th Bombardment Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group Heavy. The unit flew B-24’s out of Wendling, England against the Germans in the European Theater of operations.

Staff Sergeant Davis died of wounds on 18 March 1944. He is interred at the Lorraine American Cemetery, St Avold, France, plot D, row 9, site 16.

Aircraft B-24H with serial number 42-7518, nickname “Hard to Get”, was on a bombardment mission to Friedriechshafen, Germany. They crashed on 18 March 1944, 1330, 500 meter south of Schoenbrunn, Community of Schramberg, County of Rottweil, Germany.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Walter C. Raschke
Co-Pilot, 1st Lt Howard J. Holm
Navigator, 2nd Lt Benjamin C. Petrozzella
Bombardier, 1st Lt Milton E. Ward
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Bailey R. Krek
Assistant Radio Operator, S/Sgt Jack H. Rankin
Engineer, T/Sgt Robert V. Wagonseller
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt Roy W. Davis
Armorer-Gunner, S/Sgt Harry G. Doub Jr.
Armorer-Gunner, Pvt Fred Gyure

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 January 1911
  • Date of death: 18 March 1944
  • County: Campbell
  • Hometown: Jacksboro
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 578th Bombardment Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
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