Headstone Inscription and Interment Record: Wilson Foch Smith
Inscription and Interment Record: Wilson Foch Smith
World War II, 1939-1945
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.
Digital reproduction of original typewritten headstone inscription and interment record.
Original typewritten headstone inscription and interment record: <a href="http://www.archives.gov/" target="_blank">National Archives & Records Administration</a>, Washington, D.C.
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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 typewritten headstone inscription and interment record
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France
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"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&