Hancock County

S/Sgt. Jimmie R. Smith



S. Sgt. Jimmie Smith, One of Hell’s Angels

Hutchins—Mr. and Mrs. John Smith received word of the death on the European front of their son, S/Sgt. Jimmie R. Smith. He was first reported missing after going out on a mission Sept. 28, 1944. The later telegram gave that date as the day of his death.

Jimmie was an engineer-gunner on a B-17. He was a member of the 303rd squadron, “Hell’s Angels” of the 8th Air Force.

No word has been received here of the fate of others of the crew.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, December 30, 1944