SMITH, JOSEPH STANLEY
Remains Identified - June 2017 - see below.

Name: Joseph Stanley Smith
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O1
Unit:
Date of Birth: 07 May 1945
Home City of Record: ASSUMPTION IL
Date of Loss: 04 April 1971
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 123257 North  1051757 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F100D #563120
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1738

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.  2017

REMARKS:

CACCF/CRASH/PILOT/POSTHUMOUS PROMOTION

No further information available at this time.

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Library of Congress files:

Cambodia: IIR EVALUATION 6024034193; 6024040693; 6024044893
Country: Cambodia

Name: JOSEPH S. SMITH

Subjects: KAMPONG THUM PROVINCE; Aircraft downed; Killed

Reel: 201

Page: 42

Type of Document: Message

Date of Report: 93 04 08

Date of Information: 71 04 04

Document Number: 081500ZAPR93

Originator: DIA

Category: Casualty files

Cambodia: LETTER TO NEXT OF KIN: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Country: Cambodia

Name: JOSEPH S. SMITH

Subjects: KAMPONG THUM PROVINCE; Aircraft downed; Crash site; Grave site;
Remains

Reel: 201

Page: 33-34

Type of Document: Letter

Date of Report: 91 12 26

Date of Information: 71 04 04

Originator: USAF

Category: Casualty files

Cambodia: NARRATIVE, PHOTOGRAPHS, BIOGRAPHIC/SITE REPORT, JTFFA ACTIVITY
SUMMARY, CRASH SITE DATA SHEET
Country: Cambodia

Name: JOSEPH S. SMITH

Subjects: KAMPONG THUM PROVINCE; Aircraft downed; Crash site; Grave site;
Remains; Killed

Reel: 201

Page: 1-9

Type of Document: Miscellaneous

Date of Report: 00 00 00

Date of Information: 71 04 04

Originator: USAF

Category: Casualty files

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Airman Missing From Vietnam War Identified (Smith, J.)

By | June 03, 2017

U.S. Air Force Reserve Capt. Joseph Smith has now been accounted for.

On April 4, 1971, Smith was the pilot of a single-seat F-100D aircraft as the leader in a flight of two aircraft on a combat mission over Cambodia.
While making a pass over the target, the pilot of the other aircraft noted white vapor streaming from the left wing of Smith's aircraft. Smith's aircraft
crashed a half mile from the target. The other pilot reported that he did not see any ejection from Smith's aircraft and no beepers were heard. The
following day, an aerial search revealed aircraft wreckage over a large area, however no remains were observed. Due to intense enemy activity in
the area, ground forces could not attempt a recovery operation. Smith was declared missing in action as of April 4, 1971.

U.S. and Kingdom of Cambodia teams, with the assistance of the U.S. Embassy's POW/MIA specialists, investigated the loss from 1996 until 2016.
During subsequent excavations of the crash site in Kampong Thom Province, teams recovered possible osseous remains and wreckage associated
with an F-100D aircraft.

DNA and laboratory analysis was used in the identification of his remains.

The support from the Kingdom of Cambodia was vital to the success of this recovery.

Interment services are pending.

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