Colonel R.H. Smith, C/O 321st Bombardment Group

Colonel R.H. Smith, C/O 321st Bombardment Group

This photograph from the the 321st Bombardment Group's post-war 'Headlines' pamphlet shows Colonel R.H. Smith, a veteran of 38 combat missions in heavy bombers, who had been overseas for 19 months when he replaced Colonel Charles T. Olmsted as the ground commander. Smith was in command from 26 March 1944 until 28 January 1945.

This document comes from a pamphlet produced by the 321st Bombardment Group after the war, which told the story of the group's activities from 15 March 1943-15 March 1945 in the form of a newspaper.

Many thanks to Christine Stewart for sending us this document, which came from the collection of her father in law Eugene W. Stewart, a staff sergeant in transportation with the 321st Bombardment Group.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (6 November 2020), Colonel R.H. Smith, C/O 321st Bombardment Group , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_321st_headlines_smith.html

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