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 14 October 1916 Son of Frontis Hood Smith.

Enlisted

Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA 24 December 1943 Fort McPherson Atlanta Georgia

Died

Offenbach, Germany 5 November 1944 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 6 November 1944 Cambridge American Cemetery Coton, Cambs, UK Plot F Row 5 Grave 33

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Bassingbourn 5 November 1944 Assigned 401BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

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

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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