HEROES: Honor In Death

"They're trying to make a hero out of me, and I'm embarrassed," wrote Major George A. Davis from Korea to his wife Doris. A lean, dark Texan, he had been the "best all-round boy" in Morton (Texas) high school, later in the Pacific flew 266 missions and shot down seven Japanese planes. In Korea Davis downed 14 Red planes in all. On Feb. 10, 1952 he dived into a formation of Red MIGs, shot down two and was gunning for another when, mortally hit, his Sabre jet crashed. For his valiant last fight Pilot Davis' name was added...

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