Robert Eugene SmithMilitary
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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|Wichita, Kansas, USA||26 February 1917||Son of Arthur Orville and Myrtle E [Browning] Smith.|
|Cherbourg, France||22 June 1944||Shot down by flak over Cherbourg on 22-Jun-44. Killed In Action (KIA). MACR 6187|
|Stoney Cross||22 June 1944||Assigned to 394FS, 367FG, 9AF USAAF.|
|Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial||Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Colleville-sur-Mer, France Plot C Row 6 Grave 40|
P-40 Warhawk Aces of the CBI: https://books.google.com/books?id=JKenCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=%22r…
NARA: Air Force Award Cards
Missing Air Crew Report
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