Gerald W. Davidson

Gerald W. Davidson

Gerald W. Davidson died in South Vietnam on June 29, 1964 when hostile fire hit the UH-1B helicopter he was piloting and crashed, killing all four crew members aboard. Davidson flew a "smoke ship"; (a helicopter designed to lay down a smoke screen over a landing zone) for the 114th Assault Helicopter Company. He had previously been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and seven Air Medals.



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