Crew # 555

Crew # 555
Crew # 555 - planes flown: DAMIFINO , DIXIE, LET ER RIP, TIMES A WASTIN

1st. LT. J. William Smith

1st. LT. J. William Smith

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Recruit, William Frame Smith, Army of the United States

Great Grandfather, William Frame Smith: Born July 11th. 1839 - Died July 22 1889. Volunteered Company H 26th. Illinois Infantry. Wounded in Battle of Farmington. Discharged as disabled....Disability Documents show "Gunshot wound to the left hand in the line of duty at the Battle of Farmington, rendering him unable to fire a musket, disability 25%"...Re-enlisted after recovery to Company I, 5th. Illinois Cavalry. Mustered out of the Army Of The United States, May 22, 1865.

His Future Brother in Law, James M. Duncan was also a member of the 5th. Illinois Cavalry, Company B. Killed in Battle at Helena Arkansas, March 11, 1863

William Frame Smith fathered 8 boys with Mary Jane (Duncan) Smith before his passing. My Grandfather, Claude O. Smith pictured seated at lower left.
Edward Smith.....Hays Smith.....Art Smith
Harry Smith.....Ollie Smith
Claude Smith....Ray Smith......Jess Smith.....Mary Jane Smith

Here Sue...I added some more family history...I have more. Contact me via e-mail if you are interested. I would like more information on James C. Smith's military record.


  1. Nice to see pics of Smith family members.

    Came across this site while digging up ancestors. William Frame is brother to Theophilus Smith. Surprising resemblance between my late uncle James C Smith and Wm Frame. And Uncle Jim was bombadier-navigator in B-14's and B-24's. I am great grand daughter to Theophilus and Rebecca Smith.

    Thanks for all the informaiton.


  2. Tell me more...We are distant cousins it would seem.

  3. Sue, If you come back to this Blog, Please e-mail me so we can share information.
    Doug Smith