Howard C. Davidson
Howard C. Davidson, 1942
Photo Courtesy William Werner

AMERICAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS ZONE OF INTERIOR (3d Air Force): 122d Observation Squadron (Light) and 154th Observation Squadron (Medium), 68th Observation Group, cease flying ASW patrols from New Orleans AAB, Louisiana and Eglin Field, Valpariso, Florida respectively with
O-47's and O-49's.
PACIFIC OCEAN AREA (POA, Hawaiian Air Force): VII Interceptor Command is activated at Ft Shafter, Territory of Hawaii with Brigadier General Howard C Davidson in command. Major General Willis H Hale commands the VII Bomber Command
From USAAF Chronology
Coutesy of Southern Heritage Press
Only Helicopters Now At Famed Airfield

Bolling Air Force Base, at Washington, D. C., was named for Raynal C. Bolling, first officer of the Signal Corps, Aviation Section, to be killed in combat during World War I. The field was opened July 1, 1918; forty-four years later, July 1, 1962, its use for operation of fixed- wing aircraft was closed. Special honor was accorded, in the closing ceremonies, to former Commanding Officers of the Base, among whom were two Early Birds. Three other members of our Organization were there, notably General Benjamin D. Foulois; the others were Vincent Burnelli and your historian Paul Edw. Garber.
     One of these Early Birds is the oldest-living former Commander of this Base. General Martin F. Scanlon, as a Major, directed operations at the field as its second leader, from November 1919 to June 1922. He was Commander again from January 1935 for one year. The ninth Commander was another Early Bird, General Howard C. Davidson who served from January 1928 to August 1932. In all, there were twelve former Commanders at the ceremony.


Howard C. Davidson
Howard Carl ``Red Dog'' Davidson, 72, of Shearin Ave., Junction City, died Saturday at the Veterans' Administration Hospital, Lexington.
Born March 24, 1926, in Marion County, he was a son of the late Jesse R. and Cora Miller Davidson. He was a retired cropduster and a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of Junction City Methodist Church, VFW Post 3634 and American Legion Post 46. He was a pilot for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Reeder Davidson of Junction City; a son, Jimmy ``Red Dog'' Davidson of Junction City; a daughter, Deborah Martin of Junction City; a sister, Mable Clem of Columbia; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

From The Advocate Messenger
Obituaries, September 13, 1998
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