GEORGE E. DAVIS, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

George Davis, Jr. '35

Date of birth: December 5, 1913

Date of death: February 4, 1942

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:


Loss

George was lost when USS Houston (CA 30) was damaged by a bomb to her No. 3 turret in the Battle of Makassar Strait on February 4, 1942. He was the #3 Turret Officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He is buried in Manilla, Philippines.

Namesake

USS George E. Davis (DE 357) was named in George's honor; the ship was sponsored by his widow.


Class of 1935

George is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 in Memorial Hall.