Melvin Keith Davis

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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Melvin Keith Davis.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Melvin Keith Davis. He is wearing an A-2 leather flight jacket, leather flight helmet and goggles.
Melvin Keith Davis was born December 31, 1920 in Poy Sippi, WI, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Davis. The family moved to Neenah, WI and later to Oshkosh where Melvin graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1938. He attended Oshkosh State Teachers College. While in college he began taking flying lessons with Steve Wittman. He enlisted as an aviation cadet in October of 1940. He trained as a P-40 fighter pilot. He married Miriam Lorraine in August 1942 in Boston. He flew in the North African Campaign and was reported missing in action on March 21, 1942. He was officially declared dead in June 1944.
Object ID P2005.20.94
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Davis, Melvin Keith
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army Air Force
Missing in action
European Theater of Operations
Title Melvin Keith Davis
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