FRANCIS J DAVIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

FRANCIS JOHN DAVIS

WALL NAME

FRANCIS J DAVIS

PANEL / LINE

1W/42

DATE OF BIRTH

10/21/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/14/1972

HOME OF RECORD

MONTROSE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lee County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LCDR

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRANCIS JOHN DAVIS
POSTED ON 10.21.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lieutenant Commander Francis John Davis, Served with Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37), Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3), USS Saratoga, Task Force 77 (TF-77), 7th Fleet.
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POSTED ON 7.10.2020
POSTED BY: John Merrill OGorden

I was the CACO for Nora Davis

I was the CACO for Nora Davis (Montrose, Iowa). I had to tell the mother of LCDR Davis (Nora Davis), while working at the Iowa Ammunition Plant in Burlington, that her son was MIA.
LCDR Davis was still considered MIA in Jun 1973 when I was transferred to sea by the US Navy in 1973.
LT John O'Gorden (USNR), CO Naval Reserve Center Burlington
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POSTED ON 5.30.2020
POSTED BY: jraffray

Remembered

Always remembered, God Bless
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POSTED ON 4.8.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcdmr Francis Davis,
Thank you for your service as an Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot) from the U.S.S. SARATOGA. You are still MIA.
PLEASE COME HOME.

We are celebrating Passover and Easter. It is a time of joy, and may that be yours in heaven. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.11.2018

Final Mission of LCDR Francis J. Davis

LCDR Francis J. Davis was a U.S. Navy pilot assigned to Attack Squadron 37 (VA-37) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60). On June 14, 1972, LCDR Davis was the pilot of an A-7A Corsair II (#153206), call sign Red Falcon Three Zero Five, the lead in a flight of two on a combat mission over the coastal waters near Vinh, North Vietnam. Davis descended, as briefed, to 5000 feet for a flare run while his wingman remained high with anti-radiation missiles for protection against surface-to-air (SAM) missiles. Davis reported a SAM ahead and to his right. No further transmissions were received from him. His wingman observed a small, then large flash in the immediate vicinity of Davis’ position. The area was searched visually by other aircraft and helicopters from the time of the flashes throughout the daylight hours without success. No parachute was sighted nor was a beeper heard. The helicopters investigated two oil slicks without success in the area where the aircraft disappeared. Davis was listed as Missing in Action. This was changed in 1974 to Dead, Body Not Recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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