Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM GEORGE DAVIES (photo added)

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Rank Flight Lieutenant
Forenames WILLIAM GEORGE
Surname DAVIES (photo added)
Initials W G
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Tuesday, 18 July 1944
Age 24
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number 127814
Force Royal Air Force
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 158 (Royal Air Force) Squadron
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location III. E 12.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF JOHN AND MARGARET ELIZABETH DAVIES; HUSBAND OF RITA MARGARET DAVIES, OF POCKLINGTON, YORKSHIRE.

Additional Information

 

Known as George to the family, WILLIAM GEORGE DAVIES was born in April 1920. He was a King's Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster in his youth.1 After joing the Royal Air Force he trained and became a flying instructor in the United States of America before joining 158 Royal Air Force Squadron on 6th June 1944.

 

Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM GEARGE DAVIES was killed on the 18th July 1944, on his 9th operational sortie, during Operation GOODWOOD when his plane was hit near the village of Amfréville, north-east of Caen and crashed at Argences.2

 

 

Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM GEORGE DAVIES, undated.

 

 

References
1. Commonwealth War Graves Commission records.
2. Information and photographs, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Jan Davie-Fiener, niece of Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM GEORGE DAVIES.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Jan Davie-Fiener, niece of Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM GEORGE DAVIES.
Additional photographs provided by: Jan Davie-Fiener, niece of Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM GEORGE DAVIES and Carl Shilleto.
Additional information provided by: Jan Davie-Fiener, niece of Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM GEORGE DAVIES.

 

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