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Philip Davis '57

Date of birth: April 9, 1935

Date of death: October 23, 1967

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:


From the January 1968 issue of Shipmate:

LCdr. Philip C. Davis, USN, died at sea on 23 Oct. as the result of an aircraft accident in USS TICONDEROGA near San Clemente Island, Calif., during night carrier qualifications. Memorial requiem mass was held at the Naval Air Station Chapel, North Island, on the 27th.

LCdr. Davis was born in Fitchburg, Mass., and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1957. He completed flight training at the Naval Air Training Command, Corpus Christi, Tex., in May 1959 and subsequently served in Attack Squadrons 122 and 115. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey before reporting to TICONDEROGA.

His decorations included the Navy Commendation Medal, the Air Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary, National Defense Service, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign Medals.

He is survived by his widow Helen, and three children: Earle Philip, Carol Ann and Norma Jean Davis, of 78 King St., Chula Vista, Ca. 92010; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen C. Davis, 7 Brigham St., Fitchburg, Ma. 91420.

The aircraft was a C-1A Trader. Philip has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

From Ticonderoga's deck log (pages 47-48), the copilot was also lost when the aircraft crashed while landing and then went over the side. The location of the crash was 33° 09.5'N, 118° 43.1'W.

Class of 1957

Philip is one of 38 members of the Class of 1957 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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