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|72k||George Elliot Davis Jr. was born in Martin, Pa. on 05 December 1913 and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1935. Until 1937 he served in USS Maryland (BB 46)
as an aircraft gunnery observer; and, subsequently, until June 1938, he was on duty in USS West Virginia (BB 48). Transferred 15 June 1938 to USS Houston (CA 30),
flagship of the Asiatic Fleet, Lt. Davis served in her until 04 February 1942 when he was killed in action by enemy aircraft near Madoera Strait, Borneo.
USS George E. Davis (DE 357) (1944-1954) was the first ship to be named in his honor.
(Photo from the USS George E. Davis Web Site thanks to Norman Morrison)
|107k||08 April 1944: Orange, Tex. - A group photo taken at the launching of USS George E. Davis. The man in uniform at the far left is George's brother, Dr. John E. Davis, who was born in 1920. He served in the Navy as a doctor and was stationed on Saipan. In the back row on the far left (man in suit) is George Elliot Davis, father of George E. Davis, Jr. In the front row, the second woman from the left in the white hat is Grace Davis (George's mother) and front row, center, the woman with the rose bouquet is Jane Hine Davis, the widow of Lt. George E. Davis Jr. (She later remarried.)||Norman Morrison|
From the Davis Family photo collection
|110k||08 April 1944: Orange, Tex. - Jane Hine Davis, the widow of Lt. George E. Davis and the ship's sponsor, poses for a portrait holding flowers.|
|74k||08 April 1944: Orange, Tex. - Mrs. Davis in what looks to be a posed picture, preparing for the christening.|
|74k||08 April 1944: Orange, Tex. - Mrs. Davis actually christens the future USS George E. Davis.|
|88k||08 April 1944: Orange, Tex. - Mrs. Davis watches as the ship is launched.|
|168k||08 April 1944: Orange, Tex. - The future USS George E. Davis enters the water for the first time at the Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange, Texas.|
(U.S. Navy National Archives photo #80-G-268354 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|143k||11 August 1944: Orange, Tex. - The crew of USS George E. Davis and surrounding ships stand at "present arms" during the commissioning ceremony.|
|60k||undated wartime image||Norman Morrison|
|261k||undated, San Francisco Bay
(© Allied Photographers, San Francisco, Cal.)
|Robert M. Cieri|
|220k||USS George E. Davis (DE 357) underway, circa 1951-1954.
(U.S. Navy photo #NH 79834, Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974: from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|George E. Davis History|
|View the USS George E. Davis (DE 357) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|George E. Davis's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 08 Aug. 1944 – 11 Nov. 1945||Lcdr. Frederick Irwin Lincoln, USNR (Comm. CO) (USNA '36) (Grand Forks, N.D.)|
|2.) 11 Nov. 1945 – 06 Mar. 1946||Lcdr. Ralph R. Walker|
|3.) 06 Mar. 1946 – 26 Aug. 1946||Lcdr. Herbert Henry Anderson, USN (Decomm. CO) (USNA '41) (Campbell, N.Y.) (ret. as Radm.)|
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