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Old 19th January 2020, 15:32
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S/Sgt James T. Smith - L-4 pilot - Italy 1943

I refer to an earlier thread: http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showth...t=52761&page=2

Both in Wakefield's book as in the Field Artillery Journal (May 1944) it is written that not only S/Sgt James T. Smith Jr was killed in the collision with the German fighter, but also his "technician" (..neither American survived the crash"..) Wakefield speaks of an observer.

Has the name of this other occupant ever emerged? S/Sgt Smith was in the 3rd Infantry Division, 10th FA Batalion.

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Old 20th January 2020, 02:38
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Re: S/Sgt James T. Smith - L-4 pilot - Italy 1943

Could it be this one ?
441125 L-5 42-98909 64TCG 12 KCR 4 Teders, Francis J ITA
Ref: aviation archeology.com
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Old 20th January 2020, 22:38
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Re: S/Sgt James T. Smith - L-4 pilot - Italy 1943

That one had these men on board
TEDERS, FRANCIS J.;
CHANIN, BERNARD
(CIVITAVECCHIA) (45-11-25- 516)
http://airforcehistoryindex.org/disp...irisnum=877396

F/O Francis J Teders T-123460 is buried in Indiana
S/Sgt Bernard Chanin 13096490 is buried in PA and is marked for 35 TCS/64 TCG
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Old 21st January 2020, 02:50
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Re: S/Sgt James T. Smith - L-4 pilot - Italy 1943

Thanks Dennis, will have to keep searching
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Old 21st January 2020, 13:03
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Re: S/Sgt James T. Smith - L-4 pilot - Italy 1943

Alex,

It involves a US Army L-4 here. Not USAAF related.

Incident unfortunately not mentioned in online History of the Third Infantry Divison in WW II.

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