Davis, Richard R., Pvt

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


One Service Stripe

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Sep 19, 1944
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
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Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

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

 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/ Advancement Schools
508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)82nd Airborne Division
  1940-1944, 745, A Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1940-1944, 745, HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
  1944-1944 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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