World War II Project – Lt. Col. Ewing Stuart Watson (1918 – 2008)
Lt. Col. Ewing Stuart Watson, the father of my aunt, Fran Davis (Watson), was born in Bowie, Texas, on 5/21/1918. Stuart served during World War II as a B17 pilot in the 533rd Bombardment Squadron, 381st Bomb Group. He flew 47 B17 missions over Europe and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the European-African-Middle Eastern (EAME) Campaign Medal with 6 Bronze Service Stars. Stuart passed away 1/13/2008 and is buried in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Many thanks to Fran and Paul Watson for providing many pictures, documents, and information on their father’s service for my family tree World War II project. Please check back periodically for updates on the project. If you have anything you’d like to contribute, please send me an email.
Brian Davis – James Michael Davis [brother of Kenneth Allan Davis (son-in-law of Ewing Stuart Watson)]