Smith, Paul Matthew, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Smith, Paul Matthew, Jr   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-446478   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 22 February 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium: Plot D Row 11 Grave 18
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 2467 (10.428 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Daskey, Kendall (NMI)PilotCT
2nd Lt. Smith, Paul Matthew, JrCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Mohr, Lawrence CharlesNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Lynch, John David, JrBombardierKIA
T/SGT. Van Beveren, John EdwardRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Eyre, Charles HarrisEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Lenich, Francis AugustusBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Schleuse, Robert EdwardTail GunnerCT
SGT. Teetman, Leo Frank, JrFlexible GunnerTBD
SGT. Weaver, Jack BeverlyFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 12 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 41‑24578 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back near Molesworth; #3 supercharger defective
Sortie Report
48 31 December 1943 Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Co-pilot 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Kimbolton, with bomb load.
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3087 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Co-pilot 42‑31045 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Co-pilot 42‑37801 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37793 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Co-pilot 42‑39962 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑39809 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group. Shot down in vigorous attacks by 10-15 Me-109s or a heavy flak barrage between 1230 and 1300 hrs near Münster, Germany; crashed near Oostrum (just east of Venray), The Netherlands. MACR 2467
Sortie Report

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