George Merrill Davis, Second Officer (Pilot) verified by family members.
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(Taken from The Helena Daily Independent Newspaper, Saturday July 30, 1930)
Santa Barbara, Calif., July 29.—
“Mrs. George Merrill Davis, who married the co-pilot of the missing Hawaii Clipper in a fashionable wedding here last year, was near collapse tonight at the home of her parents. Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bakewell. Dr. Bakewell said his daughter expects to become a mother in about a month. First Officer Mark Walker, also aboard the clipper, was best man at the Davis-Bakewell wedding on May 22, 1937.”
Second Officer G. Merrill Davis was born in South Lee, Mass., in December. 1908 and graduated from Massachusetts State College in 1931. He was a Navy trained flier and held an ensign’s rank in the Naval Reserve. Davis entered Pan-American-service in May, 1935.
In an interesting development this week, I received a copy of the marriage certificate of George M. Davis and Elsie A. Bakewell and saw that Mark A. Walker, the second officer in charge of the Hawaii Clipper, was his best man and a witness to the intimate wedding in Santa Barbara.