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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. Mr. Smith was a bombardier in the 303rd Bomb Group, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He discusses: his war-time experiences; his work helping to test proximity fuses in preparation for the dropping of the atomic bomb over Japan; humor as an antidote against combat fatigue; medical care, food, accommodations, and social life while the 303rd was based in Molesworth, England; the high losses of the unit; people he knew; his business life; the recent interest in World War II; and other topics.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-701.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-701, Huntington, WV.