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William Stanly Smith

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  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

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  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Antonio, TX 20 October 1919
Lived in Corpus Christi, TX, USA 1942

218 Leming Street

466th BG Combat Tour RAF Attlebridge 28 March 1944 – 6 August 1944

Completed a 33 mission tour

Died San Antonio, TX 9 April 1982
Buried Leakey, TX 12 April 1982

Leakey Floral Cemetery
Leakey, Real County, Texas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2020 20:44:22 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and events
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44040_10_00...
"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 130
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/114922607/william-s-smith

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2020 20:35:11 466thHistorian Changes to awards
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2020 19:59:20 jmoore43 Changes to awards
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Added DFC award per an image attached to this person.

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2016 02:32:52 466thHistorian Changes to service number, person associations and aircraft associations
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William S. Smith - Individual Flight Record
466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2015 01:12:55 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 351

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