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Arthur Caley Davis
Admiral, United States Navy
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Arthur Cayley Davis, Admiral, United States Navy. Navy Cross, DSM & Gold Star, Legion of Merit With Gold Star & OLC, Presidential Unit Citation. 1893-1965.

Eunice W. Davis, Wife of Arthur Cayley Davis. 1908-1974.

Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:

Admiral Arthur Cayley Davis (1893-1965)

Born on March 14, 1893 in Columbia, South Carolina
Attended University of Nebraska 1909-11
Cadet, U. S. Naval Academy 1911-15
Commissioned 1915
Rear Admiral 1942
Vice Admiral 1951
Promoted Admiral upon Retirement 1955

He qualified as a Naval Aviator 1923
Head, Plans Division, Bureau of Aeronautics 1936-39
Commanding Officer, USS. Langley 1939-40
Aviation Officer, Staff of Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet 1940-42
Commander, Carrier Division FIVE 1942
Commander, Carrier Replacement Squadron, Atlantic Fleet 1942
Commander, Fleet Air Atlantic 1942-43
Assistant Chief of Staff, US. Atlantic Fleet 1943-44
Chief of Staff, 5th US. Fleet 1944-45
Commander, Carrier Division FIVE 1945
Deputy US. Military Representative to NATO Military Staff Committee
Director, Joint Chiefs of Staff 1949-52
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs) 1952-55
Navy Cross (3) - DSM (2) - Legion of Merit (3)

Admiral Davis was the pioneer of dive bombing, having helped to develop dive bombing techniques and the bombsight, during a tenure in the Bureau of Aeronautics and the Bureau of Ordnance in 1925.

On December 7, 1941, Admiral Arthur C. Davis was Fleet Aviation Officer of the Pacific Fleet. He had been performing these duties for about a year and a half. His duties primarily were concerned with technical training and logistics matters.

DATE OF BIRTH: 03/14/1893
DATE OF DEATH: 02/10/1965

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AC Davis Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, 1999

AC Davis Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006

Research regarding Admiral Davis' career continues.

Posted: 20 December 2001 Updated: 26 December 2001 Updated: 31 May 2003 Updated: 26 March 2006
US Naval Academy SEAL

Navy Cross - 3 awards

       Distinguished Service Medal 3 awards

      Legion of Merit 3 awards