Deering DAVIS

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Author, Architect & Designer, Aviator, World Wars & Contemporary Wars

AmericanBorn William Deering DAVIS

American designer and author who was one of the first American aviators to serve in Italy in World War I

Born on March 9, 1897 in Chicago, Illinois , United States

Died on July 29, 1965 in Hollywood, California , United States

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He is also known for his marriages to movie star Louise Brooks and racehorse owner Etti Plesch.

William Deering Davis (known by his middle name) was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of physician Nathan Smith Davis, Jr. and Jessie B. Hopkins, who was the daughter of lawyer James C. Hopkins. He graduated from the University of Chicago. Enlisting in the Aviation Section of the U.S. Signal Corps in 1917, he was sent to Italy, where he flew scouting missions. He was sent home after an accident put him in hospital in Rome for many weeks, ending his service as a war pilot.


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