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Donald L. Davis, 2007 

  • Branch of Service: United States Army, Infantry
  • Highest Rank: Private 1st Class
  • Military Service: Enlisted, July 26, 1943 - November 18, 1945


Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

0:00 - Enlisted, great patriotism back then, AST (Army Specialized Training Program
3:40 - Brother killed in action, German submarines close to the U.S.  
7:18 - Frontlines in France, POW, five soldiers in the group were killed
12:52 - Living conditions during POW time, no heat, hungry, 100,000 prisoners, Russian soldiers treated poorly 
16:44 - Liberation 
21:05 - Going home 
22:13 - On the frontlines for one week before being captured, appreciated the American way of life    

Donald L. Davis Obituary 

This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Images Provided by Donald L. Davis

Donald L. Davis Story Excerpts 

A fellow Serbian POW made Donald L. Davis this drawing in March of 1945. The drawing was completed approximately two months before liberation.

Donald L. Davis, 1945

Donald L. Davis

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