USS UTAH BB-31 / AG-16
The Forgotten Ship of Pearl Harbor
Billy R. Davis
Billy Rex Davis was born in Elk City, Oklahoma on November 3, 1922 to Walter Rex Davis and Nelle Maedella (Richmond) Davis. Billy graduated from Elk City High School and shortly after enlisted in the Navy on November 20, 1940 at Dallas, TX. He reported for duty to the USS Utah on July 25, 1941. Davis was killed in action on December 7, 1941 during attack on Pearl Harbor. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously and remains on duty with his shipmates aboard the Utah. He is commemorated on the Memorial Tablets of the Missing, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. Billy was survived by his father.