Davison, Toy Albert

Item

Title

Davison, Toy Albert

Performer

Toy Albert Davison

Interviewer

Timothy Weber

Description

Mr. Davison was drafted into the United States Army in March of 1943. Mr. Davison was known as a "Point Man" within the Army, it was his responsibility to be at the front or "point" of any engagement. At one point during his service in Western Europe, Mr. Davison was shot in the arm and captured by German forces. Considered a prisoner of war and injured, Davison was taken to the Stalag 2-B installation. Mr. Davison recalls in this interview the horrific conditions in which he lived for five months in German custody, and how he believed himself to have no hope. He and many of the other POW's he was with, describe how grateful they were for being liberated by American forces.

Exact Date

Friday, April 22, 2005

Date Span

Service Dates: 1943-1946
Dates of Service

Subject

Drafted; United States Army;  409th Regiment, 103rd Division, Company B; World War, 1939-1945; European Theater; Germany; Private First Class; Prisoner of War; Veterans; Oral History

Publisher

Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Original Object Type

MiniDV Tape

Collection Location

018.VHP 1/34

Digital Object File Type

.mp4

Date Digital File Created

October 2021

Run Time

Unknown

Transcript Available

No

Digital File ID

Davison_Toy_1_34.mp4

Rights

Please note that all VHP participants retain the copyright to their materials; therefore, researchers must obtain permission from the veteran (or their next of kin) before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Please contact VHP at (888) 371-5848 or vohp@loc.gov if you are interested in using VHP materials in exhibition or publication.

Spatial Coverage

Second World War - European Theater

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