George A. Davis historic marker Dublin Texas attraction destination display education highway information landmark marker pilot sign soldier tourist World War II 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron army attractive Congressional Medal of Honor educating Erath County F-86 SabreJet famous historical marker Historical Site Historical Sites info Korean War Lt. Col. George A. Davis Jr. MIG-15 P-47 Thunderbolt Pearl Love Davis Place of Interest Places of Interest popular road road side Road sign Road Signs Roadside signage tour tourism tourist attraction Tourist Destination Tourist Destinations travel Travel Destination Travel Destinations World War Two Jason O. Watson / historical-markers.org Yalu River United States appealing military motorway no people sightseeing text WW II United States of America attract history nobody sightsee war word daytime destinations displays historic markers landmarks markers pilots signs soldiers South tourists appeal color image educate historic outdoor vertical 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadrons armies day famousness historical markers road sides tourist attractions tours 1940s colour image historical outside day time motorways TX day-time US wars words color images daylight outdoors USA verticals colour images natural light outsides U.S. U.S.A. historic site sign with text
LT. COL. GEORGE A. DAVIS, JR.
One of six sons who served in the military, George A. Davis, Jr. was born in Dublin in 1920 to Pearl (Love) and George Davis. He enlisted as an aviation cadet at Lubbock in Mar. 1942. Davis was among the first P-47 Thunderbolt pilots, flying hundreds of missions during World War II. In the Korean War, he was a leading Ace in the 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. On Feb. 10, 1952, Davis led an F-86 SabreJet Combat Aerial Patrol near the Manchurian border. He shot down two attacking MIG-15s before his plane took a direct hit and crashed south of the Yalu River. Already highly decorated, Davis posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor and promotion to Lt. Colonel for his final heroic actions.
Marker is the property of the State of Texas (2008)