The Air Crew
The members of Crew #3907 were:
Maj Jack D. Koser was apparently assigned to HQ Staff and (as the second picture below indicates) Cpt Barney R. Olive was assigned from Crew #3901 to take over as A/C. Lt Hardine Tenold replaced 1/Lt George Sturgis as Navigator.
George Dutilh Smith, 81, Chapel Hill, N.C., died Sept. 14, 2002. He flew 33 missions with the 39th Squadron as a radio operator. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Asiatic-Pacific and American Defense service medals. After World War II, he worked as a commercial real estate broker in New York City and retired in 1975. His wife of 56 years, Mariechen Smith, a son, a daughter and two grandchildren survive him. “George did not talk much about the war except when he was with his crew,” Mariechen Smith said. [6BG Newsletter, Jan 2003, p. 7]
This crew generally flew “Speagle Eagle“.
Last updated 03/29/2010