Davis, William R. Capt.
by William M Davis
(Richmond, Va. USA)
Capt. William R. Davis
My Dad William R. Davis and James Bishop crew
James Bishop crew was assigned to the 515th Squadron.
Bishop, James P. Pilot
Vanvakerides, Gregory T. Co-Pilot
Gill, James R. b. Navigator
Davis, William R. Bombardier
My Dad W R Davis passed away 2009 What a guy.
Holmes, James D. Engineer
Norris, John H. Radio Operator
Mynatt, Jr., Robert T. Waist Gunner
Pennington, Troy (NMI). Tail Turret
Chipoletti, Weido (NMI). Nose Turret
Boothby, Jr., Thomas D. Ball Turret
Just before my father died I found Mr. Boothby's phone number and arranged for him to speak with my Dad. They had written to each other for years but this was the first time they had actually spoken in more than 60 years. What a charge they got out of it.
as of 9/23/13 Mr. Boothby is doing OK he is 89.
Shot down 10/17/1944 over Vienna. Ditched in Adriatic Sea.
In the attic my son found a 7 Page report typed on old onion skin paper by W R Davis.
Quite a story Will add later after I copy text.
Truly the greatest generation
Dad past down his experience, love of country and patriotism to me
Me to my son and now him to his son.
William M Davis. Son. age 62
Kevin D. Davis. Grandson. age 43
Kade T Davis. Great-grandson. age 6