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  F-86E-10-NA Sabre Serial Number 51-2752  
USAF
4th FIG
334th FIS

Pilot  Major George A. Davis, Jr., 12035A (MIA / KIA) Dublin, TX
Crashed  February 10, 1952


Pilot History
George Andrew Davis, Jr. was born on December 1, 1920. He attended the United States Military Academy (West Point) class of 1944. Davis earned the Congressional Medal of Honor, (posthumously). Also, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Silver Star with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart (posthumously), the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Aircraft History
Built by North American. Assigned to the United States Air Force (USAF). Assigned to the 4th Fighter Interceptor Group (FIG), 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS).

Mission History
On February 10, 1952 took off leading a flight of three F-86s with wingman Littlefield on a mission over Sinuiju and the Yalu River. Over the target, he observed a flight of twelve MiG-15s attempting to intercept American fighter-bombers and dove to attack with his wingmen. During the combat, he claimed three MiG-15s shot down before he was hit and crashed. When Davis failed to return, he was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA). He later earned the Medal of Honor, posthumously for this mission.

Wreckage
This F-86 Sabre crashed into a Chinese Army divisional area and was visited by Chinese soldiers who photographed including Davis body, his pistol and dog tags.

Memorials
Davis was officially presumed dead the day of the mission. Davis is memorialized at the courts of the missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl). Davis is also has a memorial marker at City of Lubbock Cemetery in Lubbock, TX at section 45, corner of Dogwood and Azalia at Lat 33.33846 Long -101.48868.

References
KORWALD Loss Incident Summary - 51-2752
Red Wings Over The Yalu pages 163, 167-168
FindAGrave - Maj George Andrew Davis, Jr (courts of the missing, photo)
FindAGrave - George Andrew Davis, Jr (memorial marker)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

Tech Info
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MIA
MIA
1 Missing

Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor

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