Robert Eugene Smith

Military

Object Number - UPL 56815 - Major Robert E Smith, 367FG

Flew with the 16th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group in China in 1942. Pilot of P-40E-1 "KatyDid"; credited with four aerial victories. Later transferred to the 394th Fighter Squadron, 367th Fighter Group in England where he claimed one Bf-109 damaged. Shot down by flak over Cherbourg on 22-Jun-44. MACR 6187

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH, American Campaign and Defense medals, AP Campaign, EAME Campaign (3 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: XIX Tactical Air Command 367th Fighter Group 394th Fighter Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Wichita, Kansas, USA 26 February 1917 Son of Arthur Orville and Myrtle E [Browning] Smith.

Died

Cherbourg, France 22 June 1944 Shot down by flak over Cherbourg on 22-Jun-44. Killed In Action (KIA). MACR 6187

Based

Stoney Cross 22 June 1944 Assigned to 394FS, 367FG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Colleville-sur-Mer, France Plot C Row 6 Grave 40

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Date31 May 2022 19:05:15
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Updated connections/bio

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NARA: Air Force Award Cards

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Missing Air Crew Report

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corrected awards

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