Ford Smith

Ford Smith, WWII
Ford Smith, WWII
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Hometown: Penn Run, PA
Date Entered Service: October 16, 1940
Service Number: 13020902/ O-750870
Bomb Group: 444th Bomb Group/ 30th BG/ 38th BS (during training)
Squadron: 676th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, Kansas
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Hump Missions: April 1944
Targets: Burma, China, Sumatra, Yokohama, Nagasaki
Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Unit Badge, 2 Overseas Service Bars, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Battle Stars India-Burma Campaign, Central Burma Campaign, China Campaign, Palembang, Sumatra Air Offensive
Service Schools: Air Corps Training Center--Santa Anna, CA ; King City, CA ; Stockton Field, CA 1943
MOS: MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: 2nd Lt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6324 Three Feathers, 42-24464 Flying Stud II, Li'l Herbert, and B-17 #26065
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Date Discharged: February 2, 1952
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Comments: Ford Smith appeared in the USAF WWII recruitment film Winning Your Wings - narrated by Jimmy Stewart.

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