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Raymond Elmer Smart Jr


Assigned to 389FS, 366FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Koln in P-47 44-20540; shot down by flak over target. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12641

Awards: AM (6OLC), Croix de Guerre, PH.


Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 366th Fighter Group

    366th Fighter Group

    The Group moved in England over the New Year of 1944, setting up home first at Membury and then at Thruxton. The pilots' first mission was a fighter sweep of the French coast in March 1944 and from then until D-Day that June the ground supported Allied...

  • 389th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Longmeadow, MA 4 June 1918

Son of Raymond Elmer Sr and Christine Ella [Bolter] Smart.

Died Grevenbroich, Germany 23 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Koln; shot down by flak over target. KIA MACR 12641

Buried 1946

Netherlands American Cemetery
Plot N Row 21 Grave 13


Date Contributor Update
30 January 2020 08:41:38 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2015 11:02:47 Gilad_Bashan Changes to events

Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) Number 12641

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2015 19:50:36 Gilad_Bashan Changes to aircraft associations

Gilad Bashan

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2015 19:20:57 Gilad_Bashan Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events and unit associations

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