Leighton I. Davis
|Leighton I. Davis|
February 10, 1910|
|Died||May 6, 1995(aged 85)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
Davis was born Leighton Ira Davis in Sparta, Wisconsin in 1910. He would graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later receive honorary doctorates from New Mexico State University and Brevard Engineering College. Davis died on May 6, 1995.
Davis graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1935. In 1939 he became an instructor at the United States Military Academy. Later he served as Commandant of the Air Force Institute of Technology. In 1954 he was assigned to Holloman Air Force Base before serving with the Air Research and Development Command. He would go on to support Project Mercury. Later he was assigned to Patrick Air Force Base and Andrews Air Force Base. His retirement was effective as of August 1, 1968.
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