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Frank G Smith

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 5th Bomb Wing

    5th Bomb Wing

    Wing
    The 5th Air Division (5th AD) originated on 19 October 1940 at McChord Field, Washington. Its initial mission was air defense of the northwest United States with three bombardment groups (12th, 17th and 39th) flying early B-17 Flying Fortresses (B-17C...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38084

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Pomulus 29/12/43; Assigned 348BS/2BG Amendola 1/1/44; {17m} transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; crash landed base on transition flight 15/10/44 with Charles Ball; Salvaged 18/10/44. 100 MISSION.

  • 44-6281

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 22/6/44; Presque Is 6/7/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 12/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/7/45; Independence 27/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45.

  • 44-6350

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 14/7/44; Presque Is 22/7/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 30/7/44; Missing in Action Blechhammer 17/12/44 with Len Waldman, Co-pilot: Clayton Stemwedel, Navigator: Howard Kraus, Bombardier: Milton Bloom, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 44-6386

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 21/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 11/8/44; battle damaged Blechhammer 19/12/44 with A.J. Grossman; crash landed Vis, Hungary, Salvaged.

  • 44-6416

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 31/7/44; Dow Fd 9/8/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 15/8/44; two engines out, emergency landing at Iesi Fd with F. Marsh; tire came off and aircraft crashed into 6ft ditch, causing severe damage; Salvaged.

  • 44-6455

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 10/8/44; Grenier 18/8/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26/11/45.

  • 44-6487

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 18/8/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 13/9/44; Missing in Action Munich 22/11/44 with Capt David Joyce, Co-pilot: Frank Covey, Navigator: Bill Misic, Bombardier: Bill Hix, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clair...

  • 44-6501

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 22/8/44; Grenier 9/9/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 13/9/44; battle damaged Brux 9/12/44 with Dale Pierce, Co-pilot: Maurice Porter, Navigator: John Skoba*, Bombardier: Jim McWhirter*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Bury,...

  • 44-6644

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 3/10/44; Grenier 13/10/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 24/10/44; 483BG Sterparone 24/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/7/45; Independence 25/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45.

  • 44-6657

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 6/10/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 19/11/44; transferred 32BS/301BG Lucera 21/12/44; flew 44 missions, Returned to the USA Morrison 18/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut...

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Events

Event Location Date
Born 2 May 1923
Enlisted 14 December 1942
Based Amendola 7 September 1944 – 5 May 1945
Died 2 June 1984

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2021 03:19:28 DGN87 Changes to highest rank
Sources

Correcting error in rank

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2021 20:25:35 DGN87 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Separation record and 2nd BG Association database

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