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PFC Silas W Smith
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Birth: 1919
Death: Dec. 27, 1943
Sebring
Highlands County
Florida, USA

SIX DIE WHEN BOMBER CRASHES IN HEAVY FOG.
Hendricks Field, Sebring, Fla., Dec. 29 -- (AP) --
Heavy fog which came up unexpectedly was given as the cause of the crash of a heavy bomber hear here Monday night in which six fliers were killed, Col. Warren H. Higgins, commanding officer, said.
The dead were:
Second Lieut. EARL LANHAM, instructor pilot.
Second Lieut. WILLIAM H. RESSLER, JR., student officer, Shamokin, Pa.
Second Lieut. CHARLES L. MARSH, student officer, Savannah, Ga.
Flight Officer EMIL C. MAZURKIEWICZ, student officer, Passaic, N.J.
Sgt. ROBERT A. SHARBAUGH, radio operator, Cresson, Pa.
Pfc. SILAS W. SMITH, aerial engineer, Ararat, Va.

Panama City News-Herald Florida 1943-12-29
 
 
Inscription:
Killed in Crash. Engineer on B-17 E. Crew No. 71, Hendricks Field Florida.
 
Burial:
Hunters Chapel Cemetery
Ararat
Patrick County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Jason O
Record added: Mar 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87740330
PFC Silas W Smith
Added by: Esther Johnson
 
 
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Private First Class aboard B-17E Flying Fortress #41-2587
- Tim Cook
 Added: Nov. 23, 2013
PFC, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
- ShaneO
 Added: Aug. 28, 2012
 
 
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