WILLIAM HENRY SMITH (abt 1918 - 1945)
(CNAC February 1944 - April 9, 1945)
(Captain - ???)
(Hump Flights - XXX)
From Gene Banning's list of 8/31/00:
William Henry "Hal" Smith hired in NYC, Feb 1944. Believe formely PAA Aftrca? Killed in crash 4/9/45, plane #88.
In the 1943-45 log book of Don McBride, Hal Smith listed his address as:
W. HAL SMITH and Hal Smith
May 14, 2007
From Don McBride via his daughter Eileen: Hal Smith was a CNAC pilot and a good friend of my father's. Dad thinks he came to China about the same time that Dad arrived there, i.e, the fall of 1943. Hal Smith flew into a mountain in China sometime during the latter part of the war and was killed, along with the whole crew. Dad thinks Hal was making up a run up north when he was killed. Dad says that his downed plane was located.
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