Woodrow Wilson Smith was the son of Robert Lee Smith and Ethel Mae Walker. He was married to Lois Mildred Mathis and father of Mildred Loretta Smith. He enlisted with the Air Corps at Camp Forrest in Tennessee on 24 October 1942.

Aircraft A-20X-44 with serial number 44-336 departed from Grosseto, Italy on a combat mission to Porte.

Crew members
Pilot, Captain Bliss L. Nehr
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Frederick A. Dallas
Gunner, S/Sgt Willie A. Dohy
Gunner, Woodrow W. Smith

Woodrow Smith was initially buried at Bari Cemetery at Bari, Italy and reburied at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, H, 8, 57

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 18 September 1945
A Chattanooga aerial gunner, reported missing over Italy since last March, yesterday was officially listed dead is S/Sgt Woodrow W. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Smith, 330  Stringer Street and husband of Mrs. Louise Mathis Smith, 908 East Elmwood Drive. A former student at Vocational High School, Sgt. Smith entered the air forces in October, 1943, and had been overseas one year when listed missing. He was awarded the Air Medal for meritorious service with an air force unit in the Pacific theater.

Foto Courtesy; Frosty Froggers

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 17 February 1917
  • Date of death: 24 March 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 84th Bomber Squadron, 47th Bomber Group, Light
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy,
  • Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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