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George Andrew Davis, Jr.

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

City of Lubbock Cemetery

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Honolulu, HI 

Born:  December 01, 1920 at Dublin, TX

Entered Service in the US Air Force from Lubbock, TX

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism February 10, 1952 at Sinuiju-Yalu River, Korea

Died:  February 10, 1952 at the age of 31

Major Davis was leading a flight of 4 F-86 Saberjets on a combat aerial patrol near the Manchurian border when his element leader ran out of oxygen and was forced to retire from the flight with his wingman. Major Davis and the remaining F-86's continued the mission and sighted a formation of approximately 12 enemy MIG-15 aircraft speeding southward toward an area where friendly fighter-bombers were conducting low level operations. With selfless disregard for the numerical superiority of the enemy, Major Davis dove at the MIG formation. While speeding through the formation from the rear he singled out a MIG-15 and destroyed it. Although he was now under continuous fire from the enemy fighters to his rear he sustained his attack and fired at another MIG-15 which burst into smoke and flames. Rather than maintain his superior speed and evade the enemy fire being concentrated on him, he reduced his speed and sought out a third MIG-15. During this attack his aircraft sustained a direct hit, went out of control, then crashed into a mountain 30 miles south of the Yalu River.

 

 

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