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Fred Barton Smith
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1916
California, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1950
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

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Captain Smith was the Navigator aboard U.S. Air Force B-50 Superfortress
#46-0020. He was killed when the bomber exploded in flight less than one hour
after departing Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and crashed near the Union Pacific
railroad siding station called Hyder, west of Gila Bend, Arizona. Twelve Air
Force servicemen perished but two survived when they were blown from the
fuselage and were able to parachute safely to the ground.



Some of the other crew killed (incomplete list):

Lt. Col. Harold Mignola

1st Lt. Newell G Shepherd

Sgt. William E Stovall

Cpl. James L Jones

Cpl. Melvin E Gelino


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Inscription:
CALIFORNIA
CAPTAIN
65 AF BOMB SQ
WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: O, 389
 
Maintained by: Tim Cook
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3634647
Fred Barton Smith
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Fred Barton Smith
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Fred Barton Smith
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