Donald Gregory Smith, 0-389010, Captain
Pilot Crew 15

Graduated from Belle Fourche, SD and received BS degree from University of South Dakota in June, 1940.  Commissioned as Second Lieutenant, Infantry.  Entered service as Flying Cadet in July, 1940.  Completed flight training and rated as pilot in March, 1941.  Returned to United States after Tokyo Raid and assigned 432nd Bomb Squadron at Barksdale, Louisiana.  Killed in western Europe as result of injuries sustained in airplane crash on November 12, 1942.  Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.

Born January 15, 1918, Oldham, South Dakota
Killed in Action, November 12, 1942

Lieutenant Smith died of injuries sustained in an airplane crash in Western Europe seven months after the Tokyo raid.

Pine Slope Cemetery
US 85 and MT 34
Belle Fourche, SD

Block C Lot 14 Grave 4

Memorial plaque in Belle Fourche, SD
 

 

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