Medal of Honor, DAVIS, Jr., George Andrew, Major, USAF, 334th FIS, 4th FIW, Korea, 1952

Major George A. Davis, Jr., commanding officer, 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, 5th Air Force, Kimpo Air Base, Korea, 1952. The airplane behind Davis is North American Aviation F-86A-5-NA Sabre 49-1272. It is on display at the Fresno Air Terminal, Fresno, California. (U.S. Air Force)

81230 A.C. Davis, George Andrew Jr. (first line of text unreadable) … the posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to Lieutenanct Colonel George A. Davis, Jr., a top jet ace killed during combat operations against the enemy in Korea. Colonel Davis is the third Air Force member to receive the Medal of Honor during the Korean Conflict. Colonel Davis, of Lubbock, Texas, was shot down February 10,1952, while flying his 60th Korean combat mission when he and his wingman unhesitatingly attacked a formation of 12 MIG-15’s in order to protect friendly fighter-bombers who were conducting low-level operations against enemy lines. After destroying two of the MIG’s, Colonel Davis deliberately sacrificed the superior speed which whould have permitted him to evade the concentrated fire of the enemy formations, and, slowing his plane by used of dive brakes, pressed the attack against a third MIG. During this attack, his F-86 was hit and crashed out of control into a mountain. Colonel Davis is credited with destroying 14 enemy planes in Korea, 11 of which were MIG’s. He also shot down seven enemy planes huring his 266 WWII combat missions in the Pacific. Born in Dublin, Texas, on December 1, 1920, Colonel Davis graduated from high school in Morton, Texas, and attended Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas. He was commissioned a second lieutenant with pilots rating in February 1943. Colonel Davis’ widow, Doloris Lynn, and two children, George and Mary Margaret, reside at 3713-32nd Street, Lubbock, Texas. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Davis, Sr., reside at Hale Center, Texas. Washington D.C., 27 April 1954.

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