Frederick Curtice Davis
|Frederick Curtice Davis|
October 21, 1915|
Rock County, Wisconsin
|Died||December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1939–1941|
|Unit||USS Nevada (BB-36)|
|Battles/wars||Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor|
Frederick Curtice Davis, born 21 October 1915 in Rock County, Wisconsin, enlisted in the Naval Reserve 7 July 1939 and was commissioned ensign 4 September 1940. Serving with an observation squadron aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36), Ensign Davis was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941, and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism at the moment of his death, when he was running forward to take charge of an antiaircraft machinegun battery, since no planes were on board.
• "Frederick C. Davis". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Retrieved March 21, 2007.
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