New England Air Museum
Emmet C. Smith
 
Recent Address:   1220 14th Ave., North, Lake Worth, FL 33460-1714
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Jenous and Myrtle; Son: Kenneth
 
Hometown:   Lake Worth, FL
 
Date Entered Service:   Jan 7, 1943
 
Service Number:   34539262
 
Bomb Group:   444th
 
Squadron:   677th
 
Location of Unit:   Great Bend, KS; Aug 26, 1943
 
Missions Flown:    
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   Distinguished Unit Citation, American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal
 
Service Schools Attended:   AAFTS Mech APLincoln, NE July 1943; AAFTS Instrument-Chanute Field, IL Oct 1943;
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 686-Airplane Instrument Mechanic, Specialist, MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Ground crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   Nov 24, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:   None
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
 
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I was one of the first 16 to have a MOS 686 in the Army. Trouble with the instrument reading. Led us to locate the Jet Stream -- unknown before that!
 
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