Peyton Mcguire Smith
Born 19 November 1922
Killed in Action 25 December 1944 in Morotai, Netherlands East Indies
Buried at East End Cemetery, Wytheville, VA
405th Bomber Squadron, 28th Bomber Group
The Tennessee Alumnus 1945
Lt. Peyton Smith Jr., navigator on a bomber in the South Pacific, was killed in the Philippine Islands last Christmas and was buried by his squadron at its base. He left the “Hill” where he was a sophomore int he college of Engineering in April, 1943, to enter the Army Air Forcces. Peyton received his commission and navigator’s wings at Miami, Florida on April 22, 1944. He had been in the Pacific area for five months. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Smith, and two sisters, Mrs. J.P. White and Claudia Pemberton Smith, all of Fountain City.
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 19 November 1922
- Date of death: 25 December 1944
- County: Knox
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 405th Bomber Squadron, 28th Bomber Group
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Air Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: East End Cemetery, Wytheville, VA
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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