Headstone Inscription and Interment Record: Wilson Foch Smith

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Title

Headstone Inscription and Interment Record: Wilson Foch Smith

Alternative Title

Inscription and Interment Record: Wilson Foch Smith

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida
Army
Cemeteries--Europe

Description

The headstone inscription and interment record for Corporal Wilson Foch Smith (1918-1945). A resident of Graceville, Florida, Smith was born to Robert Smith and Hester Smith on October 24, 1918. He worked as a farmhand in the Graceville area prior to his enlistment into the U.S. Army on January 22, 1941. Cpl. Smith was assigned to Company B of the 654th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He died in a Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando airplane crash after one of its engines caught fire. Cpl. Smith was on his way to a hospital in France and then back to the United States when the plane crashed in Taillefontaine, France on May 23, 1945, killing 44 passengers. Cpl. Smith is buried at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.

Source

Digital reproduction of original typewritten headstone inscription and interment record.

Date Created

ca. 1945

Has Format

Original typewritten headstone inscription and interment record: <a href="http://www.archives.gov/" target="_blank">National Archives & Records Administration</a>, Washington, D.C.

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

2.82 MB

Medium

1 typewritten headstone inscription and interment record

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

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Contributing Project

Epinal Cemetery Project

Curator

Aguilar, Jay
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Foch Smith." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:STPL-JW2.
"GRid=56375616" target="_blank">Cpl Wilson Foch Smith." Find A Grave. http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
GRid=56375616.

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