SMITH – Louis R.G.

Flight Lieutenant – Pilot – 92 Sqn, 80 Sqn – Spitfire/Typhoon – DFC

Educated at QRC; Volunteer Trinidad ETS, trained at Piarco, 1st Course; 203 Operations; 1st tour with 92 Sqn in 1942, Flew fighter cover for El Alamein; 2 probables & 1 damaged on 1st tour.2nd tour with 80 Sqn; flew Spitfire IX for D Day sweep; by D + 7 flew mostly ground attack. Re-equipped with Typhoons then Tempests against V1, then fighter bomber sweeps across Gremany. 2 kills, many probables. Awarded DFC

[Source: CMHA]

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