PILOT FRANCIS SMITH stands on deck in 1945. Courtesy photo
FIGHTER PILOT Francis William Smith was a member of the prestigious United States Navy V5 program. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
WW II VETERAN, Francis Smith looksthrough a copy of "The Escort Carriers in Service." The Navy pilot served in active duty from 1943 to 1945. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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