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Captain Thomas P Smith (right) of the 359th Fighter Group and his brothers at home in the USA. Associated caption: '3 Smith brothers (TP Smith on right) at home in the USA.'



  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...


  • Thomas Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Out of fuel on an escort mission on 11 April 1944, Pilot Thomas P. Smith crash-landed his P-47 #42-74737 in the small French hamlet of Macou, near the Belgian border. He started walking in a northwesternly direction, crossed the Franco-Belgian border...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:32 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection