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Burton Clinton Smith



Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 47th Bomb Group

    47th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 47th Bombardment Group (Light) on 20 November 1940, and activated on 15 January 1941. Operational squadrons of the group were: ...

  • 97th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Cowpens, SC 11 September 1918
Lived in Greenville, SC 16 October 1940

109 East Washington Road

Worked for Burroughs Adding Machine Company

Enlisted Fort Jackson, SC 7 November 1941
Died Waynesville, NC 17 November 2015

He was the son of the late William Clinton and Bertha Louise Porter Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Bobbie" Martin Smith, who died in 1996, and brothers and sisters, John Porter Smith, Martha Frances Smith, Doris Smith Giles, Mendel Hoke Smith, William Edgar Smith, Bertha Louise Smith Cain (twin sister) and Elizabeth Smith Hadden.
He graduated from Furman University in 1939. Clint served as a Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corp and as Captain in the US Army Air Force during World War II, receiving the Silver Star, Purple Heart and Air Medal. He was a member of Cruso United Methodist Church.
Clint is survived by a son, Burton C. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Waynesville; grandson, Paul Clinton Robertson Smith (Danielle Fredendall Smith) of Wilson, Wyoming; granddaughter, Margaret Haupt Radford (Kenneth Carter Radford) of Mooresville, North Carolina; sisters-in-law, Marjorie A. Smith and Betty Jane Martin.


Date Contributor Update
12 January 2021 23:23:19 466thHistorian Changes to place associations

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Date Contributor Update
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