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Davies, John Hubert (1903-1976)

Davies commanded 27 Bombardment Group when war broke out in the Pacific. His group was in the Philippines awaiting arrival of their A-24 dive bombers, which were diverted instead to Australia. Davies was flown out of the Philippines with a few of his pilots to Darwin. Davies continued to serve in the Southwest Pacific until 1944, when he took command of 313 Bombardment Wing and subsequently led it in the strategic bombing campaign against Japan in the final months of the war. His wing was given particularly responsibility for carrying Operation STARVATION, the aerial mining campaign.

Davies himself is described by Tillman (2010) as "slender, boyish" and "a motivator and organizer."

Service record

1903
     
Born
1941
Colonel     
Commander, 27 Bombardment Group
1942-4-2

Commander, 3 Bombardment Group
1942

Chief, Bomb Section, School of Applied Tactics
1943

Chief of staff, 5 Bomber Command
1943-10     
Brigadier general    
Commander, 5 Bomber Command
1944-2-27     

Commander, 313 Bombardment Wing
1945-8-26

Commander, 21 Bomber Command
1946

Air War College
1947

Staff, Air Transport Command
1948

National War College
1949

Staff, Air Training Command
1950

Chief of staff, Air Training Command
1951

Commander, 3510 Combat Crew Training Wing
1952

Commander, 3510 Flying Training Wing
1954

Commander, 3380 Technical Training Wing
1954

Deputy commander, General Air Training Command
1955

Deputy commander, Alaskan Air Command
1957

Retires
1976

Dies

References

Craven and Cate (1947; accessed 2013-11-14)

Generals.dk (accessed 2013-11-14)

Pettibone (2006)

Tillman (2010)


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