Donald Angus Davison (October 26, 1892 – May 6, 1944) was a major general in the United States Army.

Donald Angus Davison
At West Point in 1915
Born(1892-10-26)October 26, 1892
San Carlos, Arizona
DiedMay 6, 1944(1944-05-06) (aged 51)
Bangalore, India
Burial placeArlington National Cemetery
EducationUnited States Military Academy
OccupationMilitary officer

Biography edit

Davison was born on October 26, 1892, in San Carlos, Arizona, the second child of Lieutenant Colonel Lorenzo Paul Davison of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and his first wife, Carolyn Lavina Shannon. He married Marjorie Risk, who died in 1986. Davison died on May 6, 1944, near Bangalore, India.[1][2] He and Marjorie are buried at Arlington National Cemetery, along with his father.[3]

Career edit

Grave at Arlington National Cemetery

Davison graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1915, a member of "The class the stars fell on", that spawned 59 general officers out of a class of 164. Graduating high in his class, he was commissioned into the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In May 1941 he was sent to Britain to observe British wartime engineering and would become the Engineering Officer, US Army Forces British Isles in May 1942, within the Services of Supply, ETO. Later Davison participated in the North African Campaign and the China Burma India Theater. Davison held the rank of brigadier general when he died suddenly in India on May 6, 1944.[1][2] He was posthumously promoted to major general.

Davison Army Airfield is named for him.

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Bay General Dies in India". Oakland Tribune. Berkeley. May 13, 1944. p. 2. Retrieved December 1, 2022 – via
  2. ^ a b "Gen. Donald Davison Dies Returning Home From Duty in India". The Evening Star. May 9, 1944. p. 8. Retrieved December 1, 2022 – via
  3. ^ Burial Detail: Davison, Donald A – ANC Explorer

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