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Gen Frederic Harrison Smith, Jr
Birth: Jun. 30, 1908
Death: May 28, 1980

United States Army/Air Force General. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated as a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery on June 13, 1929. After receiving his wings, he was transferred to the Army Air Corps in December 1930. He later acted as advisor on aviation matters to the Governor of the Panama Canal. By January 1942, now a Lieutenant Colonel, he took the Eighth Pursuit Group to the Southwest Pacific. Later in the year he became Chief of Staff of the Fifth Air Force. Following two years of combat service in the Pacific, he earned a Brigadier Generalship. He was transferred to the European Theater of Operations, where he served as deputy senior Air Staff officer and chief of operations of the Allied Expeditionary Air Forces, based in England. During the fall of 1944, he returned to the United States to become deputy chief of Air Staff at Headquarters, Washington, D.C. He returned to the Southwest Pacific in February 1945 to direct the Fifth Fighter Command. In April 1946, he was appointed chief of staff of the Strategic Air Command and in February 1947 became national commander of the Civil Air Patrol. He later became vice commander of the Air Defense Command. He served there until June 20, 1956, when he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and again joined the Fifth Air Force, this time as its commander. On July 1, 1957, he was also appointed commander of the United States Forces, Japan. On July 1, 1961 he assumed duties as Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. He retired one year later. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederic Harrison Smith (1879 - 1961)
  Harriet Bonnycastle Harrison Smith (1888 - 1965)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Stuart King Smith (1911 - 1996)
 
 Sibling:
  Frederic Harrison Smith (1908 - 1980)
  Daniel W Smith (1911 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3 Lot 4022-A
 
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Record added: Nov 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8130355
Gen Frederic Harrison Smith, Jr
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- Doug Lind
 Added: Nov. 18, 2013
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
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