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Franklin E Smith


Retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving in with USAAF in WW2, 45th Infantry in Korea, Oklahoma National Guard and assigned to 1st Army at Fort George Meade during the Viet Nam War. Worked as a teacher in Oklahoma and Maryland when not on active duty



  • Gerald Behrens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • James Ritter

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Enid, OK, USA 5 December 1921


Died 15 August 1975

Died in Odenton, Maryland


Enid Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
16 July 2016 23:46:42 swsmith Changes to highest rank, biography and events

This is my father

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2015 04:22:11 466thHistorian Changes to service number

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 01:25:45 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 01:23:54 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, biography and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2014 18:11:59 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

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27 September 2014 18:10:13 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom and Brassfield, page 351