LONG, ROBERT V., Second Lieutenant, # 0-546308, USAAF

 

Robert V. Long was born 1917 in New York. Accurate information was not available with the data available. Please assist by using the contact page. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed bombardier instruction for the B-24 Liberator. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 19 May 1944 a B-24J, # 42-73516, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 375th Bomb Squadron, Kweilin, China, departed its airfield on a sea sweep combat mission and was seen to crash at about 0718 Zulu at coordinates 20° 15’ North & 114° 32’ East. It was shot down by anti-aircraft about 100 miles Southeast of St. John’s Island, South East China Sea. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

DAVIS, HARVEY JEFFERSON, Technical Sergeant, # 19099833, USAAF

 

Harvey J. Davis was born on 21 January 1921 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, to Harvey Milton Davis (1899-1966) and Berniece E. (Downs) Davis (1902-    ) (married 22 January 1920, Harrisonville, Cass Co., Missouri). Siblings included Betty Ann Davis (1924-2000) and Mary Virginia Davis (1925-2009).

He was married to Christine M. (Goldenberg) Davis, of 549 N. Alfred St., Los Angeles, California, in 1942.

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 15 February 1942, employed by Douglas Aircraft, resided at 1134 ¾ Lodi Place, Los Angeles, CA, and described himself as 6’, 156 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. After enlisting in the USAAF, he was trained to maintain (crew chief/engineer) for the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 19 May 1944 a B-24J, # 42-73516, assigned to 14th Air Force, 308th Bomb Group, 375th Bomb Squadron, Kweilin, China, departed its airfield on a sea sweep combat mission and was seen to crash at about 0718 Zulu at coordinates 20° 15’ North & 114° 32’ East. It was shot down by anti-aircraft about 100 miles Southeast of St. John’s Island, South East China Sea. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial marker was placed in the Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery, Lees Summit, Jackson Co., Missouri. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.