DAVIS, Arnold R

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DAVIS, Arnold R

Servicenumber: 15014303

 

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Age: 26
Born: 2 September 1918, West Virginia
Hometown: Triadelphia, Ohio County, West Virginia
Family: William Davis (father)
Alva V. (Eimer) Davis (mother)
Elmer B. Davis (brother)
Betty M. Davis (sister)
Robert E. Davis (brother)
Rank: Private First Class
Function: Not available
Regiment: 10th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 3rd Battalion
Division - Transport: 5th Infantry Division
Company Squadron: K Company
Unit - Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 7 October 1944
Status: DOW
Place of death: Not available
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot C, Row 21, Grave 21
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Lorraine
Biography: -
Other information: Pfc Arnold R. Davis enlisted in the Regular Army at Ft. Hayes , Columbus, Ohio on 22 October 1940.

He attended 1 year of High School before he enlisted.

He was first buried at the U.S. Temporary Cemetery St. James, St. James, France.

At the time of his death the 10th Infantry Regiment was engaged in the second battle for the Fort Driant, France.

S/Sgt Ray Halliburton remembers:
"Was near the Moselle River, a German 88 exploded right on top of us, air burst in the trees. Like getting hit by lightning. Killed two of my boys, fine boys, I loved the both of them. One died in my arms. He was a good man, had nerve and had guts, smart, too."
He can't quite recall that man's name, however. "Was Lidell, Lyon, something like that," he says, glaring. "He died in three minutes. I held onto him the whole time. He told me to tell his mother."

Casualty lists indicate that the man was Pvt. George DeLisle of Michigan, who was killed in action on 9 September 1944, age 19. The other man was Pvt. Arnold Davis of West Virginia, who died of his wounds a month later.

Source of information: Leo Minne, www.abmc.gov, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.archives.gov – WWII Enlistment Record, www.ancestry.com – 1920 Census /1930 Census / Headstone and Interment Record 1942-1949 / AJ Family Tree, A footsoldier for Patton / Michael C. Bilder and James G. Bilder, The 5th Infantry division in the ETO, http://www.joedemadio.com/5th-infantry-division, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/portrait-american-hero-greatest-generation-180957678  
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