Flt Sgt / P/O Frederick Newman Smith ???

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Re: Flt Sgt / P/O Frederick Newman Smith ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:23 am

It is highly possible, We had British flying Training Schools here in the U.S.

British Flying Training Schools

1 BFTS Terrell, Texas. 9 June 1941, previously in Dallas, Texas (Info: This is the one that I am associated with the museum)
20 Cadets died while in training

2 BFTS Lancaster, California. 9 June 1941
1 Cadet died while in training

3 BFTS Miami, Oklahoma, 16 June 1941, previously in Tulsa, Oklahoma
15 Cadets died while in training

4 BFTS Mesa, Arizona. 16 June 1941
23 Cadets died while in training

5 BFTS Clewiston, Florida. 17 July 1941
23 Cadets died while in training

6 BFTS Ponca City, Oklahoma. 23 August 1941
7 Cadets died while in training

7 BFTS Sweetwater, Texas. May 1942, but closed August 1942 and turned into a W.A.S.P. training base
No Cadets died while in training

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Re: Flt Sgt / P/O Frederick Newman Smith ???

Post by JonRoderick » Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:06 pm

Frederick Newman Smith of Portland , Me is my uncle...my mother’s brother. He ran off in 1941 to join the RCAF. Trained in Canada, he was sent to St. Eval, England and assigned to the 502. He was killed on July 30, 1942 returning to St Eval along with five other airmen. I never knew him being born in 45. Indeed, two different people. He never made it to the USAAF, though he very much wanted to transfer. In one of his letters home he asks my grandmother, “ How will you like seeing your son in an American uniform?” So sad.

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