DAVIS, WALLACE JETSON , Technician Fifth, Service # 33551295, U.S. Army


Wallace was born 25 August, 1922, in Jones Creek, Baltimore, Maryland, to Alexander "Elick" Davis (1889-1922) and Minnie Estelle (Terrell) Davis (1895-1941). He had eleven siblings, nine brothers and two sisters: Earl Leonard, Cecil Alexander, James Everett, Louis Edward, Fredderick "Freddy" Wilmore, Wilbur Haskell, Willliam "Willie" Franklin, Aubrey Lehman, Clarence "Bill" Mason, Ruby Estelle and Virginia Louise. His grandfather, William Covington Davis (1834-1874) served in the Army during the Civil War in Company F, 18th Virginia Infantry Regiment, joining at age 26. He first reported 25 April, 1861 and after some service spent several months in Mannoses then Moore Hospital. He was discharged 21 April, 1862.


A few of Wallace's brothers served during WW II. Wilbur Haskell Davis, born 6 June, 1920 (died 1995) enlisted in the U.S. Army on 7 January 1942 and was honorably discharged 10 May 1945. William Franklin "Willie" Davis, born 4 December 1926 (died 2014) enlisted in the U.S. Army on 23 February 1943 (service # 33865170). Wallace registered for the WW II draft in 1942. He enlisted 19 January 1943. He described himself as 5'9", 145 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. His training and assignment was to the Quartermaster Corp and after the Japanese surrendered, he stayed in the CBI theater to help Graves Registration recover American war dead. He died 17 May 1946 when the C47B crashed in heavy monsoon weather into the Bay of Bengal. The family placed a veteran's memorial marker in the Family cemetery, Fluvanna County, Virginia.

Alexander and Minnie Davis with Earl L.

        Freddy Davis