William Twiston Davies (1919 - 1942)

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William Twiston Davies
1919 - 1942
updated February 06, 2019
William Twiston Davies was born around 1919. He died on July 30, 1942 at 23 years of age.

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William Twiston Davies

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William

Middle name

Twiston

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Gender

Male

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Burial / Funeral

Holten General Cemetery Plot 15. Grave 7., in Netherlands

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Service number: 42204
Rank: Squadron Leader
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Unit/ship/squadron: 138 Sqdn.
Honors/awards: D F C

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William Twiston Davies passed away on July 30, 1942 at 23 years of age. He was buried in Holten General Cemetery Plot 15. Grave 7., Netherlands. He was born around 1919. There is no information about William's family.
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1919 - 1942 World Events

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In 1919, in the year that William Twiston Davies was born, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1920, at the age of only 1 year old, William was alive when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1928, William was only 9 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1930, by the time he was just 11 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1942, in the year of William Twiston Davies's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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William Ward Davies
around 1920 - Aug 25, 1940
William Walter Davies
around 1918 - Dec 5, 1941
William Victor Davies
around 1897 - Apr 28, 1917

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William Victor Davies
around 1897 - Apr 28, 1917
William Walter Davies
around 1918 - Dec 5, 1941
William Ward Davies
around 1920 - Aug 25, 1940
William Watkin Davies
around 1887 - Jan 29, 1917
Willie Davies
around 1922 - Jun 3, 1942
Willie Davies
around 1917 - Dec 30, 1941
Willie Davies
around 1896 - Jun 25, 1917
Windsor Davies
around 1902 - Apr 19, 1944
Winifred May Davies
around 1927 - Apr 23, 1941
Winston Davies
around 1919 - Feb 20, 1944
Wright Davies
around 1907 - Nov 8, 1944
Wyndam Francis Davies
around 1918 - Sep 13, 1943
Wyndham Chatterton Davies
around 1915 - Apr 14, 1943
Wyndham Henry Davies
around 1922 - Jun 23, 1943
Wyndham James Davies
around 1884 - Aug 21, 1915
Wynford Davies
around 1921 - Sep 3, 1942
Wynne Parry Davies
around 1899 - Mar 28, 1918
Zaccheus Davies
Died: Aug 1, 1915
Albert Davies-Bird
around 1871 - Jul 21, 1917
Jeffrey Davies-Brookfield
around 1898 - Apr 29, 1943

Other Bios

William Victor Davies
around 1897 - Apr 28, 1917
William Walter Davies
around 1918 - Dec 5, 1941
William Ward Davies
around 1920 - Aug 25, 1940
William Watkin Davies
around 1887 - Jan 29, 1917
Willie Davies
around 1922 - Jun 3, 1942
Willie Davies
around 1917 - Dec 30, 1941
Willie Davies
around 1896 - Jun 25, 1917
Windsor Davies
around 1902 - Apr 19, 1944
Winifred May Davies
around 1927 - Apr 23, 1941
Winston Davies
around 1919 - Feb 20, 1944
Wright Davies
around 1907 - Nov 8, 1944
Wyndam Francis Davies
around 1918 - Sep 13, 1943
Wyndham Chatterton Davies
around 1915 - Apr 14, 1943
Wyndham Henry Davies
around 1922 - Jun 23, 1943
Wyndham James Davies
around 1884 - Aug 21, 1915
Wynford Davies
around 1921 - Sep 3, 1942
Wynne Parry Davies
around 1899 - Mar 28, 1918
Zaccheus Davies
Died: Aug 1, 1915
Albert Davies-Bird
around 1871 - Jul 21, 1917
Jeffrey Davies-Brookfield
around 1898 - Apr 29, 1943
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