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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1918 1
Alabama 1
Death:
17 Dec 1944 2
Belgium 2
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Person:
George Davis 1
Level of Education: 3 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1918 1
Alabama 1
Death:
17 Dec 1944 2
Belgium 2
Cause: Killed in Action 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium 2
Residence:
Place: Jefferson County, Alabama 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
05 Nov 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
34553436 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Benning Georgia 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Attendants, filling stations and parking lots 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Negro 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0817 1
Film Reel Number: 3.239 1

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KIA in Battle of the Bulge

Belgium

PFC George Davis (Army SN 34553436) was a member of the all-black 333rd Field Artillery Battalion(Heavy) when it was attacked by the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge.  The 333 FA had many casualties on December 17, 1944.  This artillery unit was easily over-ran by the heavily armored Germans.  Eleven(11) men from this unit  killed in action on December 17 are still buried in one of two American military cemeteries in Belgium.

A war attrocity was related to this unit at this battle.  Eleven of the men were captured when the Germans over-ran their positions.  The Nazi-SS took the soldiers to Wereth, Belgium and brutally tortured them before killing them.  This incident is known as the "Wereth 11".  PFC George Davis was one of these 11 men who were brutally murdered.  (However, not all of the 11 buried in Belgium were among these who were tortured but were probably killed in combat.)

See wereth.org website.

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