Davis, Frank Alfred, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1940-1942, 111X, USS Pigeon (AM-47)
Service Years
1938 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Boston, MA
Last Address
Boston, MA

Casualty Date
Dec 14, 1944
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION MA SITE 12 *Cenotaph

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1940-1942, 111X, USS Pigeon (AM-47)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
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Last Known Activity


Lt. Comdr. Frank Alfred Davis carried on the fighting tradition and valor of his command while interned at the infamous prisoner-of-war camp at Cabanatuan, Philippine Islands. He built a powerful underground organization to obtain food, medicines and communications of all kinds. He volunteered for command of a firewood detail, and despite the constant surveillance of Japanese guards, succeeded in smuggling into camp tremendous amounts of food and other necessities to his fellow prisoners. His great personal valor and grave concern for others at a great risk to his own life contributed to the welfare and morale of all prisoners on Luzon and saved countless lives before he died 14 December 1944. Lt. Comdr. Davis received the Navy Cross for his intrepid fight on Canopus and Pigeon and was posthumously awarded the Legion of Merit for his courageous and dedicated service to fellow prisoners.


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