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1st Lt Joseph E. Smith
Flight Engineer

Photo Courtesy of
Elmo Huston, FE, P-7

Born:
May 10, 1916 in New Martinsville, W. Va

Schooling:
High School Louisville, Ohio
College: B.S. & M.S. Kent State University

Marriage:
June 1, 1940 to Dorothy Uber celebrated 51 1/2 yrs.

Family:
5 sons and 11 grandchildren

Service:
Inducted in 1939; Commisisoned 2nd Lt in 1941
March 3, 1945: Overseas with 39th BG Crew 13 as Flight Engineer
May 5, 1945: Group Flight Engineer - promoted to Captain.

Career:
Elementary School Teacher and 23 yrs as Elementary School Principal

Hobbies:
Enjoyed all sports, Lay Minister, Lapidary Work


Joseph E. Smith took his final flight Feb. 29, 1994

The above bio information is from a letter to James Wyckoff, (then) Association President, written by Dorothy U. Smith, Joseph's widow. The letter was dated May 26, 1994.

Crew 13 Main Page
60th Squadron Crew Index
Source: Mrs. Dorothy U. Smith, widow