Davis, William Sheldon, III, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 13th Bombardment Squadron, Light
Service Years
1959 - 1966

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
DaNang Airbase

Casualty Date
Sep 19, 1966
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
US Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10E 117

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Association of Graduates USAFAVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1959, Association of Graduates USAFA
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Navigator Observer (basic)

 Unit Assignments
US Air Force Academy (Staff)405th Fighter Wing13th Bombardment Squadron, Light
  1959-1963, US Air Force Academy (Staff)
  1966-1966, 1115S, 405th Fighter Wing
  1966-1966, 13th Bombardment Squadron, Light
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Georgetown UniversityUnited States Air Force AcademyUniversity of Colorado
  1954-1955, Georgetown University
  1955-1959, United States Air Force Academy1
  1964-1966, University of Colorado
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-47 Stratojet  B-57 Canberra  
  1959-1962, B-47 Stratojet
  1966-1966, B-57 Canberra
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

   On 19 September 1966, two Air Force members were killed while returning from a strike mission.  Their B-57 was number two in a flight of two and was flying in trail a mile behind lead aircraft.  When lead attempted voice contact and received no answer, he pulled up, reversed course, and observed a column of smoke and the wreckage of number two.  Lead aircraft did not see or hear ground fire in the area; however, rescue aircraft experienced light ground fire in recovering the remains.

 Major Warren L. Gould   Pilot    Weston, W. Va.

 Capt. William S. Davis III  Nav.  Demarest, N.J.





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