Clifton Smith was born in Cherry Tree, PA in 1923. He was one of seven children and enlisted in the Army Air Corps in Nov, 1942 at the age of 19. He would ultimately become a B-17 tail gunner.
He married Bernice Brothers in 1951 and they adopted a son, Chuck from Germany in 1953. Smitty remained in the military for a few years after the war and they were living in France at the time. and later adopted a daughter, Martha. Smitty became a maintenance engineer after leaving the military service and died Feb 11th, 1999.
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