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Smith, W.W., Sgt., 1945
In Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 1479656 Sergeant William Watts Smith, serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died 20/02/1945.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

Sgt. Smith was killed when Consolidated Liberator VI KH282 G of 358 Squadron was lost on a supply-dropping operation, with the loss of all nine crew members. The Liberator was reported missing on February 20th, and it was found crashed some 15 miles north-west of Baotia, French Indo-China the day after.

Also lost on this aircraft was Fl./Lt. T.A. Brown

William Watts Smith is remembered in Blyth on B42.06, B42.19 and B42.23


The CWGC entry for Sergeant Smith

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