Ensign Frederick Curtice Davis

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Ensign Frederick Curtice Davis

Birthplace: Rock County, WI, United States
Death: December 07, 1941 (26)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, HI, United States (KIA U.S.S.Nevada. Awarded Navy Cross )
Occupation: Ensign
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About Ensign Frederick Curtice Davis

Find A Grave # 14437875 : https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14437875/frederick-curtice-davis

He enlisted in the Naval Reserve July 7, 1939, and was commissioned ensign September 4, 1940. Ensign Davis was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was onboard the USS Nevada. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism at the moment of his death, when he was running forward to take charge of an antiaircraft machinegun battery, since no planes were on board.

The USS Battleship "Frederick C. Davis" (Destroyer Escort-136) was named after him and launched January 24, 1943 by Consolidated Steel Company, Orange, Texas. It was sponsored by Mrs. Dorothy H. Robins and commissioned July 14, 1943, Lieutenant Commander O.W. Goepner, USNR, in command. It served the United States Military during WWII until April 24, 1945 when it was sunk by a German submarine, resulting in the loss of 115 men.

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Ensign Frederick Curtice Davis's Timeline

October 21, 1915
Rock County, WI, United States
December 7, 1941
Age 26
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, HI, United States