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Harold E Smathers
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1920
Death: Jan. 1, 1946

FLT O, 836 AAF BOMB SQ, 487 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II
Also listed among the Tablets of the missing at the Cambridge American Cemetery

H. E. Smathers Listed As Dead
Missing Over Germany Since Dec. 31, 1944

Mrs. Jane Tuttle Smathers, Bells
Camp, has received word from the
War Department, that her husband.
Flight Officer Harold. E. Smathers,
Army Air Forces, who was reported
missing in action over Germany,
Dec. 31. 1944, is now listed as being
officially dead. The letter from the
War Department stated that it was
thought he was shot down near
Hamburg, Germany.
A navigator on a B-17 Flying
Fortress. F O Smathers entered the
service Feb. 1. 1943. and received
his basic training at Miami, Fl. He
received his wings in Sept. 1944 at
Selman Field. Monroe. La., and
went overseas on Nov. 27. 1944. where
he was stationed in England until
the time he was reported as being
missing.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. William
R. Smathers, Venus, Pa., he graduated
from Knox High school, Knox,
Pa. Before entering the service he
was employed by Maitland and Witney.
drilling contractors of Derrick
City.
(McKean County Democrat January 17 1946)
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Reed Smathers (1895 - 1951)
  Sarah Louella Smith Smathers (1891 - 1964)
 
 Siblings:
  Harold E Smathers (1920 - 1946)
  Harold Eugene Smathers (1920 - 1944)*
  William Edward Smathers (1921 - 1990)*
  Richard D Smathers (1923 - 2000)*
  Donald Leroy Smathers (1925 - 2002)*
  Russell Duane Smathers (1927 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
FLT O US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II

PURPLE HEART


 
Burial:
McKean County Memorial Park
Lafayette
McKean County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: CABrown
Record added: Jul 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39947722
Harold E Smathers
Added by: CABrown
 
 
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- GeorgiaCA
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
FLT O, 836 AAF BOMB SQ, 487 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II
- ShaneO
 Added: Dec. 6, 2011

- CABrown
 Added: Jul. 27, 2009
 
 
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