Joseph Smith

  • Wall of Honor Location:

    Foil: 10 Panel: 3 Column: 2 Line: 69

  • Wall of Honor Level:

    Air and Space Friend

  • Dedicated Panel:

    F100 Super Sabre Society

  • Honored by:

    Reese UPT Class 70-03

Joe was a farm boy from Assumption, Ill. He graduated from Notre Dame and received a Masters Degree from Washington University. He graduated from UPT in Reese class 70-03 ranked #4 of 60. He trained in the F-100 at Luke AFB, married Elaine Unser in May of 1970 and departed to fly combat in SEA in the Hun in August of the same year. He was a member of the 309th TFS at Tuy Hoa and was later assigned to the 612 TFS at Phan Rang, home of the 35TFW. Joe died 4 April, 1971 while flying a strike mission off the alert pad in Cambodia. May he rest in peace!