May 1, 1943

 

 

 

MEDAL OF HONOR: A B-17 bomber, with Sgt Maynard H. Smith as gunner, comes under intense enemy fire while returning from a mission to enemy-occupied Europe. Smith, on his first mission, elects to alternatively administer first aid, man the waist guns, and fight intense flames. For his valorous actions, Sergeant Smith receives his medal.

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