From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Eugene Davis '27

Date of birth: January 27, 1907

Date of death: May 23, 1941

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:


Eugene was lost on May 23, 1941 when the "long range British bomber" he was aboard went missing while enroute from Gibraltar to England. He was the the assistant Naval attache in London, and "was engaged in an 'authorized non-operational flight'".

He was survived by his wife.


Eugene began his career aboard USS Tennessee (BB 43). In 1930 he began training as a naval aviator, and in 1932 was stationed with Fighting Squadron (VF) 6B and in 1934 at the Fleet Air Base, Coco Solo, Canal Zone. In 1935 he was listed with Observation Squadron (VO) 4B; in 1937 with Patrol Squadron (VP) 17F. In 1939 he returned to a patrol squadron at Coco Solo.

Class of 1927

Eugene is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 on Virtual Memorial Hall.