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Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lt Gen Joseph Smith

(1901 - 1993)

 
 
General Joseph Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
1. General Joseph Smith Marker
Inscription.  Although he served in the U.S. Military for 35 years from 1923 to 1958, it was not until 1948 that he began to make his mark as an airlifter. As Commander of the Berlin Airlift task Force, he established the airlift flow into and out of the city, in November 1951, he took command of the military air transport service (MATS) where over the next six years and one - half years he oversaw establishment of MATS as the single manager operating agency for airlift service, the civil reserve air fleet, and the airlift service industrial fund. Under his command, Mats supported the Korean War, The Suez Crisis, and the Hungarian Refugee Evacuation.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, ColdWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 38° 32.388′ N, 89° 51.823′ W. Marker is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Memorial is on Main Street just east of Symington Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Heritage Dr, Scott Air Force Base IL 62225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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marker. Sergeant William H. Pitsenbarger (here, next to this marker); Colonel Earl B. Young (here, next to this marker); Lt Gen William H. Tunner (here, next to this marker); Airlift (a few steps from this marker); Sir Alan Cobham, KBE, AFC (a few steps from this marker); General Walter Kross (a few steps from this marker); Gen William G. Moore Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Major Gen James I. "Bagger' Baginiski (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
General Joseph Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
2. General Joseph Smith Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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