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Thurman H Smith


He flew on Robert Hoyt crew. Reported ot the ETO on 15 Jul 1943.
Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4231078. POW at Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15.



Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31078

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Gr Island 1/10/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-R] Thurleigh 19/10/43; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with John Noack, Co-pilot: Bob Schoch, Navigator: Dudley Fay, Bombardier: Hyman Bittman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...


Event Location Date
Born Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 December 1943
Died 7 April 2001
Buried Lawton, Oklahoma


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:12 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1574 / MACR 1574; 306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, First Over Germany pg. 181, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database /