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George D Smith




  • Clarence Clandellya

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Kirkpatrick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • Morton Love

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group

  • Marvin Lutes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer and Right Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    "Sgt. Lutes Gets Oak Leaf Cluster" ...

  • John Mason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • George Sherlock

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group

  • Robert Thomas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • C Weroch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • Robert Whitney

    Military | Captain | Flight Commander | 486th Bomb Group

  • William Zeli

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 486th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28745 The Bold Sea Rover

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick. Shot down flak went down 2km west of Salzdahlum, four chutes seen, one on fire 8-May-44. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 4590.

  • 43-37983 Umbriago

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-M] Sudbury 11/7/44; 833BS [2N-N]; `83m` Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 43-38029 Honeychile

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    During a strike of Germany industry at Köln (Cologne), Honeychile suffered engine problems. These failures forced LT Olson (Pilot) to leave formation and make for England. The crew had to eventually bail out, and the autopilot landed the aircraft near...

  • 43-38137

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 8/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-N] Sudbury 17/7/44; 5m crashed on take off for Cologne 15/10/44 with Clarry Herman, Co-pilot: Bob Etter, Navigator: Bill Annan, Bombardier: Vernon Mierhenry, Flight...

  • 42-52749 'Scrappy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 492BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-52752

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29505 Gunga Din

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 833rd bomb squadron, 486th bomb group, 8thAAF, England

  • 42-52688 Paper Doll (?)

    B-24 Liberator
    The crew of "Pandora's Box" was flying this loaner aircraft on July 4th, 1944. The aircraft was badly damaged, and the pilot (LT Pearson) and co-pilot (LT Orlasky) were badly injured by flak over their target (an airfield in France). The navigator and...

  • 42-52753 Hard t'Get

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52716

    B-24 Liberator

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Date Contributor Update
09 July 2021 12:13:27 Emily Changes to middlename, nickname and role

Removed aircraft type from job

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2021 16:57:03 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to media associations

From the Photo Gallery of the Official Web Page of the 486th Bombardment Group:

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2021 18:22:38 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to highest rank and media associations

Official web page of the 835th Bombardment Squadron:

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2021 18:03:10 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to nickname

Information on George Smith comes from the official web page of the 835th Bombardment Squadron; specifically under the 'Assigned Air Crews' page, 'G. Smith's Crew' list:
See also air crew photo on this web page in the gallery at:

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2021 21:42:08 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to middlename

See the official web page of the 835th Bombardment Squadron, and specifically, the 'Assigned Aircrews' list, then look for 'G. Smith's Crew,' at this link:

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2021 17:10:54 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to person associations and unit associations

George D. Smith's information can be found at the official web site of the '486th Bomb Group Association' (, and on the 'Assigned Aircrews' page, specifically under his own section, 'G. Smith's Crew.'

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2021 17:05:49 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to highest rank and role

George D. Smith's details can be found on the official web page of the '486th Bomb Group Association' (, and under the 'Assigned Aircrews' page, specifically under his own heading, 'G. Smith's Crew.'

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster