Davis, Richard R., Pvt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1940-1944, 745, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
Service Years
1940 - 1944

Private


One Service Stripe


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clay
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Sep 19, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Netherlands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Netherlands Orange Lanyard French Fourragere 82nd Airbone Division




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Basic Parachutist (2 Combat Jumps)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)82nd Airborne Division
  1940-1944, 745, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)/A Company
  1940-1944, 745, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PRIVATE RICHARD R. DAVIS SON OF ED AND MARY DAVIS OF CLAY WEST VIRGINIA WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN THE NETHERLANDS ON 19 SEPTEMBER 1944. THE WEST VIRGINIA ARCHIVES STATES "From source in Netherlands " He died in combat at Devil's Hill by German machine gun fire. He was lying on the ground and hit in the head. After a field grave at Devil's Hill and a temp re interment at US Military Cemetery at Molenhoek Nijmegen, his remains were returned to the States for last interment in a cemetery in West Virginia". PVT DAVIS IS BURIED AT THE TRIPLETT CEMETERY IN CLAY COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA.
   
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