Smith, Paul, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1058-Pilot, Two-Engine Fighter
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1940-1943, AAF MOS 1058, USAAF 5th Air Force
Service Years
1940 - 1943

Aviation

First Lieutenant


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sugar Grove
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 08, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
New Guinea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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AAF Pilot Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
USAAF 5th Air Force
  1940-1943, AAF MOS 1058, USAAF 5th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 World War II
  1943-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1LT PAUL SMITH SON OF MR. AND MRS. ARLIE SMITH OF SUGAR GROVE, PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA WAS KILLED IN ACTION OVER NEW GUINEA AFTER BEING SHOT DOWN BY EITHER ENEMY FIGHTERS OR ANIT-AIRCRAFT FIRE ON 8 NOVEMBER 1943. 1LT SMITH PILOTED A P-38 LIGHTNING AND HAD ONE AERIAL VICTORY TO HIS CREDIT WHILE SERVING WITH 431ST FIGHTER SQUADRON, 475TH FIGHTER GROUP.
 

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces

431st Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group

Entered the Service from: West Virginia
Died: 8-Nov-43
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
   
Comments/Citation
Not Specified
   
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