NAME
Carl Robert Davidson
NICKNAME
Bob
MCSN
O-6371
HOME OF RECORD
419 West 26th Street, Sioux Falls, SD
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Harry B. Davidson
DATE OF BIRTH
January 19, 1917
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
November 17, 1939
DATE OF LOSS
December 22, 1941
REGION
Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Wake Island
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA (Declared Dead)
UNIT
VMF-211
DUTY
Pilot
F4F-3 #3988
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Second Lieutenant Davidson, a fighter pilot with VMF-211, took off from Wake Island at 1000 hours for a regular midday patrol. At 1200, he and Captain Herbert Freuler engaged approximately forty Japanese fighters and bombers.
Freuler last saw Davidson engaging six aircraft before being forced to land at Wake. Shortly thereafter, Davidson was shot down and crashed into the sea.
The kill was claimed by PO3 Tahara Isao of theĀ Hiryu air group.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Navy Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Second Lieutenant
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not recovered.
MEMORIALS
West Branch Cemetery, Cedar County, IA
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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