Library honors veterans
by Emanuel County Live | April 29, 2011 9:07 am
Inman D. Davis was born in Emanuel County in 1919. He enlisted
in the United States Army Air Force at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Miss.
on November 3, 1943. While in service, he received pilot training
and served as a flight crew member during the war.
Clinton Richard Davis was born November 30, 1922 in Emanuel
County near Blun. He wrote an autobiographical account of his life
and most of the information here about him came from that personal
Before going into service he worked as an apprentice in the
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Va.
He later worked in Savannah and Brunswick in the shipyards. He
entered service April 1, 1943 after receiving a draft notice. He
was sworn into the Army Air Force and given eight days at home
before reporting to Fort McPherson in Atlanta. He received basic
training in Miami Beach, Fla. From Miami he was sent to Keesler
Field and trained as an airplane mechanic. He received further
training in San Diego, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and McCook,
Neb. He then went to New York and traveled by ship to Liverpool,
England. While in England, he worked on repairing C-47 transport
planes that were being used to drop soldiers behind German lines in
France. Later he was transferred to Amieins, France where he was
attached to a mobile unit, traveling over the area to make field
repairs on C-47s. After the German surrender, he was sent to
Koeningstine, Germany and attached to a C-47 transport group. He
returned to the United States at New York and was discharged at
Fort Bragg, North Carolina on April 8, 1946.
For more information or to submit a picture for the World
War II Veterans Wall contact Virginia Bolton at 237-7791 at the
Franklin Memorial Library Tuesday or Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and