Davison, Toy Albert

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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.

Date Span

1943-1945
Dates of Service

Subject

Drafted; United States Army; H Company, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division; World War, 1939-1945; Second World War - European Theater; Private First Class

Publisher

Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Collection Location

1/34
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhYdXsxyhtQ&list=PL05gqqIuA4HK1S_labZh5qO9iutjJf_gO&index=33

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