Carl Robert Davidson
|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
|CAMPAIGN / AREA
MIA (Declared Dead)
|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 the Hiryu air group.
Navy Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart
|LAST KNOWN RANK
|STATUS OF REMAINS
West Branch Cemetery, Cedar County, IA
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
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