Headstone of Corporal Wilson Foch Smith at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Headstone of Cpl. Smith
World War II, 1939-1945
The headstone of 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.
Original GRid=56375616">color digital image by Dwight Anderson: Private Collection of Dwight Anderson.
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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
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Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France
Originally created by Dwight Anderson.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Epinal Cemetery Project
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