2Lt Carroll N Smith

2Lt Carroll N Smith

Birth
USA
Death 8 Dec 1944 (aged 21–22)
Besancon, Departement du Doubs, Franche-Comté, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Memorial ID 56375573 · View Source
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2d Lieutenant Smith was a hero who plummeted to his death in a fighter plane that was bomb-laden and falling to the Earth. He stayed in the plane to avert massive loss of life to the villagers below and in doing so caused his own demise. Grateful villagers took his corpse to the town hall where it was revered and honored noting, "In this town he will always be remembered as the American Pilot who gave his life so that we may live."

Potomac State Pasquino - February 7, 1945, p. 1 & 4

Gravesite Details Entered the Service from West Virginia.

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56375573
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Carroll N Smith (1922–8 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56375573, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .