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

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Honorably Discharged WW II


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World War II Fallen
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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.

21 Named Campaigns were recognized in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with Battle Streamers and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 2, 2013
   
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My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  • Agron, Alfredo Ravelo, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Anderson, Benjamin, MSG, (1942-1961)
  • Anderson, Morris, SGT, (1941-1945)
  • Andrews, Robert Wilson, PFC, (1941-1943)
  • Badger, Thomas Jenkins, COL, (1932-1965)
  • Barker, John, S/Sgt, (1940-1945)
  • Beckwith, Bruce Norman, Sgt, (1943-1946)
  • Beightler, Robert Sprague, MG, (1911-1953)
  • Belhumeur, Julien, Sgt, (1940-1953)
  • Bernat, Valent
  • Bosse, Walter, MSG, (1942-1966)
  • Bouck, Lyle Joseph, 1LT, (1940-1945)
  • Carvo, Peter
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