Gordon Oliver Smith
Born March 31, 1923
Captain, U.S. Air Force
Missing in Action – Presumed Dead
Died October 3, 1950 in Korea
Captain Smith was the pilot of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group. On October 3, 1950 while on a night intruder mission in the Pyongyang to Wonsan area, contact with the plane was lost. His remains were recovered. Captain Smith was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Photo Courtesy of the American Battle Monuments Commission
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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