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Lt. Colonel Ezra Davis

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Design 282 Tug:
  • Built by Allen Boat, Harvey, LA
  • Contracted for $40,450, November 1940
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps as the tug Lt. Colonel Ezra Davis, January 1941
  • Deployed to Panama, April 1941
  • Noted operating at Santa Elena Bay, Ecuador, October 1943
  • Final disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 60' overall
    Beam 16'
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one Washington diesel, 180 hp
    single propeller

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    Lt. Col. Ezra Davis
    219k Ezra Davis was born in Haley's Mill, Kentucky, 15 August 1881. Enlisting in the Army in 1897, Davis served in the Philippines, China, and on the Mexican border in 1916, rising to the rank of post quartermaster sergeant. During World War One, he served as assistant to the quartermaster general, and quartermaster of the port of embarkation at Hoboken, NJ. Postwar, he was commissioned in the regular Army and became the executive officer of the procurement division in Washington, DC. In 1933, Davis was promoted to Major and appointed to the Army Quartermaster School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of a heart ailment at his home in Yeadon, PA, 29 April 1935.
    Photo from Portland (ME) Press Herald, 01 May 1925
    Dave Wright

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