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Gerald Smith


18 October 1943 with the assigned target of Duren, mission was recalled. B-17 #42-30374 'Little Sir Echo' crashed near Dover. All crew escaped injury.


Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-30374 Little Sir Echo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Gr Isle 3/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-A] Rougham 27/6/43; detailed Duren 20/10/43 with Gerald Smith, crew ? (10 Returned to Duty); mission ruled out through bad weather and aircraft crashed...


Date Contributor Update
18 March 2020 02:04:25 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:19 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 345