Library honors veterans

by | 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

history. 

   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

1 p.m.

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