Personnel Index - Detail

Name
SMITH
First Names
Sydney
Rank
F/Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1128846
Crew Position
Air Gunner
Posting Details
Jan 43 from 61Sqn
Posting Out
June 43 to 1653 H.C.U then 78Sqn

 

Awarded the DFM.

F/Sgt Smith was posted to 49Sqn on ground duties in order to recuperate before returning to active duty.



The recommendation for the award of an immediate DFM (when flying with 61Sqn in September 1942) is shown above.

Full and very moving details of the incident can be viewed by clicking this link (the PDF will either download or open in a new window).




F/Sgt Smith was killed on 9th October 1943 whilst flying with 78Sqn.

He is buried in the Hannover War Cemetery.



Photographed by Ed Norman (49Sqn Archivist)
 



The raid in which F/Sgt Smith was killed

 

The raid that brought Sgt Smith to 49Sqn in order to recuperate.