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Leslie C Smith

Military

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-6337 'Snow White'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Col Leslie C Smith. Re-assigned to Lt Eugene E Barnum Jr. Re-assigned to Lt Joseph R Curtis. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Lorient. Pitched up out of formation and ended in a spin, possible...

  • 42-26044 Silver Lady

    P-47 Thunderbolt

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2020 13:18:35 cjensen Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Clay Jensen - Grandson of Leslie C. Smith

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2018 10:46:05 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number and unit associations
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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ann Smith (daughter-in-law of Leslie C Smith). I think this was a misprint, and LeSlie is the same person as Leslie? Just a thought;
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 23:47:05 fugari Changes to awards
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jcook

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 23:39:33 fugari Changes to role
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jcook

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 23:30:21 fugari Changes to awards, place associations and media associations
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JCook

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2016 21:21:34 athayersmith@yahoo.com Changes to highest rank and awards
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I am Les Smith's daughter-in-law. In correspondence attributed to Les, he stated he received the "BFG with four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Medal with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters." I could not find on the list of medals the Air Medal with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters?

With regard to his highest rank, he was "granted separation from the service as a Lt. Col in Sept. 1945." He then joined the California Airl Guard and retired with rank of Brigadier General in July, 1962.

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2015 22:56:15 L'il Poison Changes to nickname
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Nickname from Solon Kelley's scrapbook by Tanya Kelley

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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