Staff Sergeant Maynard Smith of the 306th Bomb Group, is presented with the Medal of Honor by Secretary of War Henry L Stimson in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for publication 16 Jul 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Highest American Award For Gunners. Mr. Stimson, U.S.A. War Minister, visited a Fortress Aerodrome in England, where he decorated S/Sgt. Maynard Smith, with the Congressional Medal of Honour, for conspicuous gallantry when he fought a fire when his plane caught fire during a raid on St. Nazaire. Photo shows:- Mr. Stimson reading the Citation with S/Sgt. Maynard standing before him. Supplied L.N.A. A.35956.' On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
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- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 423rd Bomb Squadron
- Service Numbers: 36523097
- Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner