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Phillip F Davis

War: World War II
Parent/Wife: Ray
City: Wisc. Rapids
Birth Date: 8 Apr 1922
Death Date: 2 Feb 1945 (aged 22)
How Died: Kia
Where Died: Belgium
Where Buried: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
Rank: S-Sgt
Branch: Air Force

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action


Phillip F. Davis
"When we make a pledge, we mean it. We keep our word, and what we begin, we finish." (April 15, 2003)-President George W. Bush.
Phillip F. Davis probably had moments during his experience in WWII where he felt completely frightened. However he, like many other Americans, showed us his dedication for our country for giving up his life for the safety of the United States: he kept his promise to our country.

Phillip Davis grew up in a rather large family in Wisconsin Rapids, WI until he nobly entered tha Air Corp. He was one of Ray L. Davis's four boys. His three brothers were George, Richard, and Clifford Davis. Phillip also had a sister who became Mrs George Pelot after her marriage. He was born in Wisconsin Rapids and resided there until he enlisted in the air corps in 1942, only a few months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

Perhaps Phillip's life-long dream to become a member of the Air Force would eventually take his life. Soon after enlisting in September, 1942, Phillip entered service at Fort Sheridan, IL, but was soon sent to Camp Livingston for basic training. His next station was Camp Pickett, VA, and after that Southwestern College, Memphis, TN. He continued his training, five months later, by transferring to Camp Gordon Johnston, FL, and then on to San Antonio, TX. After more training at Fort George Meade and again at Camp Livingston, Phillip Davis was finally shipped overseas in September, 1944. Sgt. Phillip Davis was serving with the First Army in Belgium February 2, 1946, just months after the U.S. dropped the Atomic Bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the suicide of Adolph Hitler was announced, when he was reported missing in action. Time passed and eventually, it was assumed that Davis had died in action. Phillip F. Davis eventually achieved his goal and became a member of the Air Force where he gave up his life to protect our country.

Phillip F. Davis served his country well in World War II from the moment he was shipped over seas to Belgium until the very last moment of his life. Perhaps Davis died during the Battle of the Bulge during the winter of 1945/1946. Though no one knows the place or cause of his death, we can all rest assured that Phillip Davis died protecting the United States.

Hannah Langfoss, Student
Marshfield Junior High


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