Davis, Baton Rouge Nat. Convention 1998
Name Middle Initial:
PO BOX 40253
& State: TUSCALOOSA, AL
Branch: Army Air Corp
8 AF 384 BG
Held In: STALAG 17-B
Long Interned: 385 days
/ repatriated: liberated
at Capture: 23
Received: PURPLE HEART, POW MEDAL, AIR MEDAL W/2 CLUSTERS,
EUROPEAN THEATER MEDAL, WW II VICTORY MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
Job: TAIL GUNNER
THOMISON TRACTOR CO.
after War: CATERPILLAR DEALER
Date of Death: AUGUST 2000
Hubert Davis was born in Tyus (Carrol county,) Georgia on September 3,
1920, he is a graduate of Central Hatchee high school and Piedmont
College (cum laude).
He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps on December 1942 and was assigned to
the 547th Squadron, of the 384th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, flying tail
gunner on a B-17 out of Grafton Underwood, England he was shot down on a
raid over Schweinfurt, Germany, on April 13,1944, and was placed in
solitary confinement at Dulag Luft in Frankfort, Germany for 28 days. He
was then placed in a permanent prisoner of war camp, Stalag 17-B in
Krems, Austria. After a 280 miles in April 1945, he was liberated May 3,
1945, by the 13th Armored Division of the 3rd Army.
He is past commander of the West Alabama Chapter, and Past Commander of
the Department of Alabama American Ex-POWs, Past Commander of Stalag
17-B, a National Organization of American former Prisoners Of War. Mr.
Davis served 8 terms as National Judge Advocate of the American
Ex-Prisoners Of War Organization. He is a member of the National
Association of Parliamentarians and has served 8 years on the Alabama
Governor's POW advisory commission, 4 years as adjutant/treasurer and 4
years as chairman. As of this writing Dec. 1998, Hubert is serving his
second term on the Alabama department of veterans affairs board of
Mr. Davis is also an accredited national service officer for the
American Ex-prisoners Of War.
Hubert married the former Ida Hallford after the war and they now have
two daughters, Wanda Devereaux and Donna Hill. They have one grand
daughter, Jennifer Devereaux Segers and one grandson Jeffry Hill. They
continue to be active in all Veterans affairs to this day.