William Evans Smith

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 36348 - Memorial in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia.

Assigned 401BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Offenbach mission in B-17 42-97630 5-Nov-44; Fatally wounded by flak, died of wounds. Killed in Action (KIA) No MACR

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Peg O My heart, Geraldine
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron 324th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 5 November 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Middlesboro, KY 1916-10-14 Son of Frontis Hood Smith.

Died

Offenbach, Germany 1944-11-05 Failed to Return (FTR) Offenbach mission in B-17 42-97630 5-Nov-44; Fatally wounded by flak, died of wounds. Killed in Action (KIA) No MACR

Buried

Killed in Action (KIA)

Cambridge American Cemetery 1944-11-06 Cambridge American Cemetery Coton, Cambs, UK Plot F Row 5 Grave 33

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Bassingbourn 1944-11-05 Assigned 401BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Westview Cemetery Atlanta, Fulton County, GA Memorialised Westview Cemetery Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
Atlanta, GA

Enlisted

Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA 1943-12-24 Fort McPherson Atlanta Georgia

Revisions

Date11 Dec 2019 00:32:54
ContributorRayWells
Sources

Updated Biography to correct date of death

Date4 Nov 2018 18:20:17
Contributorpjsmith83
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Memorial in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:27:58
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / The Mighty Eighth Combat Chronology Supplement, 1942-45; p. 174.

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