Headstone of Corporal Wilson Foch Smith at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

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Title

Headstone of Corporal Wilson Foch Smith at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Alternative Title

Headstone of Cpl. Smith

Subject

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

Description

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.

Creator

Anderson, Dwight

Source

Original GRid=56375616">color digital image by Dwight Anderson: Private Collection of Dwight Anderson.

Date Created

ca. 2013-07-23

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

202 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

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Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dwight Anderson.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

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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