Dean Davenport, 0-427310, Colonel
Co-Pilot Crew 7

Graduated from Portland High School, Portland, Oregon in 1937.  Studied law at Albany and Northwestern Colleges in Portland until he enlisted as a Flying Cadet on February 7, 1941.  Graduated from Advanced Flying School and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on September 27, 1941.  Returned from India in October, 1942.  Was later technical advisor for film "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" which was the story of his pilot, Ted Lawson.  Served in Alaska flying P-40, P-38 and P-51 aircraft from 1944 until 1947.  Has been commanding officer of several fighter units and also commanding an Air Defense Command unit flying F-106 interceptors.  Served in Korea and flew 86 combat missions.  Decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Chinese Army, Navy, Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.

Born June 29, 1918, Spokane, Washington
Died February 14, 2000

Barrancas National Cemetery
Naval Air Station
80 Novey Road
Pensacola, FL 32508-1099
850-452-3357 or 4196

Section 41 Grave 873
Interment 2/17/2000

 

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