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Smith, Charles P K

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rank: P/O
status: kia
airforce: RAF    (no: 187458 )
born: United Kingdom

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Service No: 187458

Charles Peter Keith SMITH - known as 'Pete'

From the National Archives AIR/27/747 92 Squadron ORB

11th April 1945

.. But their magnificent results were not achieved without loss for while an attack on an enemy strongpoint near MASSA LOMBARDA, P/O 'PETE ' SMITH's bomb exploded either just as or just before it left the aircraft, and his aircraft was blown to pieces.

His loss is a grievous one for he was a very likeable fellow and of sterling character. His operational tour had been done easily and it is sad to think that the next day he was to go O.T.E (Operational Tour Expired)


A more detailed description of his last flight is described in Stanley 'Mike' Widdowson's diary on the BBC WW2 People's War website.

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RAF 92 1942-04-11

Aircraft:

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SerialMarkingDate
MT801 1945-04-11
JF333 1945-03-04
JF356 1945-03-16
JF398 1945-01-09
JF423 1945-01-05
JF462 1945-10-18
JF515 1945-01-30
JF559 1945-01-04
JF584 1945-01-01
JF589 1945-01-29
MD349 1945-03-19
MT689 1945-02-17
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