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 Thomas P. Smith Memorial, Incarville, France

A memorial stone was engraved in 2011 in Incarville, France (the site of the crash) in memory of Thomas P. Smith. Smith was pilot of Fifinella. The B-17 was shot down by German flak in the early afternoon of 13 AUG 1944. Fifinella was returning from a mission to destroy the bridge on the Seine mansion. A shell hit the cockpit, but Smith was able to loop around and allow the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed and Smith was KIA.

Photo used with permission from Michel Levallois

 

 

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