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Note NOTICE: "...SMITH, Owen Leroy Navy photographer's mate killed in an aircraft shoot down by the Japanese over Guam in July 1944. Owen listed his mother as next of kin (Viola Smith living in San Diego, California). Owen was killed along with my cousin and a pilot and the ball turrent gunner in a Grumman T.B.M. Avenger. They are listed as being in VT-1 on the second U.S.S. Yorktown, C.V.-10 Owen and my cousin are both entered in Fort Rosecran's National Cemetary in San Diego. Cal. I would like to find any still living relative's of Owen Leroy Smith. All four airman were posthumasly awarded the Navy Cross. In my cousin's case it was never presented to his mother. I have it now and perhap's a relative of Owen's would like his...Jim Donohue boilerman.jjd@verizon.net..." [01NOV2004]

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