Dorcas Mahorn BATES
John Burton DAVIS
Birdie Iona L. WEEKLEY
Harold Burton DAVIS


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Harold Burton DAVIS 1 2

  • Born: 8 Jan 1920, Noble Co, OH 1
  • Died: 1 Feb 1944, Papua, New Guinea at age 24 1 3
  • Buried: 12 Aug 2017, Zanesville Memorial Park, Zanesville, Muskingum Co, OH 1 3

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1940 OH CENSUS, Muskingum Co, Zanesville city:
John Davis, 53, H-1, b. OH, 1935: same house, excavating, his own business;
Bertie, wife, 49, H-1, b. OH, 1935: same house;
Harold, son, 20, single, H-4, b. OH 1935: same house, trucks tile, mosaic tile co.

Name: Harold B Davis
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Ohio
State of Residence: Ohio
Enlistment Date: 26 Sep 1941
Enlistment State: Ohio
Enlistment City: Fort Hayes Columbus
Branch: Air Corps Branch
Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 71 Weight: 137

U.S. VETERANS GRAVESITES, ca. 1775-2006:
Name: Harold B Davis
Service Info.: SGT. U. S. A. A. F.
Birth Date: 8 Jan 1920
Death Date: 1 Feb 1944
Interment Date: 27 Feb 1963
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: C/O Director Arlington, VA 22211
Buried At: Section 34 Site 4286

Name: Sgt Harold Burton
Davis Birth Date: 8 Jan 1920
Birth Place: Noble County, Ohio, USA
Death Date: 1 Feb 1944
Death Place: Papua New Guinea
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Has Bio?: Y
Father: John Burton Davis
Mother: Iona L. Davis

by Karysa Kent of WHIZ News on July 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm
South Zanesville, Ohio - A World War II Sergeant's remains are being brought back to his hometown of Zanesville after 73 years.
Army Air Corps Sergeant Harold Burton Davis was a passenger riding from Horanda Airfield to Port Moresby when the B-25 flew into bad weather and was forced to call into Horanda Airfield and turn around. Sergeant Davis's nephew Dick Waite said the B-25 never returned, February 1, 1944 and Davis was declared 'Missing in Action'. Just one year later Davis's status was changed to 'Killed in Action'.
"In 1961 they found the plane," Waite said. "So they gathered up all the bones that they could find, put them in two boxes, and took them to Washington D.C. The bones they found, they really didn't know D.N.A. like they do this day in age. So they just put them all together and buried them over there."
Davis was buried with his crew members at Arlington National Cemetery in 1963. Waite said about three years ago he received a call from the Military asking for a sample of Waite's D.N.A. The Military found more remains of Davis on Mount Kenevi in Papua, New Guinea and was able to confirm their findings through D.N.A. testing. On August 10, 2017 the remains will arrive in Columbus Ohio and be brought to DeLong-Baker and Lanning Funeral Home for the funeral Service on August 12, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. A parade will follow the ceremony to Zanesville Memorial Park where his remains will be buried with his mother's.
(Submitted by Brian O'Shea)



1 Find A Grave.

2 1920 OH Census.

3 US Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1776-2006 (

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