Iowa State Memorial Union

O. Davidson - 2nd Lieutenant

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Mar 16, 1919
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: East Wall (by Entrance Door)

Biography

Second Lieutenant O. Dean Davidson was the brother of Warren C. Davidson. He came to Iowa State College from his hometown Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Agricultural Engineering in 1915.

O enlisted at Omaha, Nebraska on December 28, 1918. He was assigned to the Gas Engine Division in aviation and was then transferred to the Massachusetts School of Technology on January 19, 1918.

On April 2, 1918, he was transferred to Ellington Field, Houston, Texas.

He died in an airplane accident at Richmond, Texas, on March 16, 1919.

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