Aviation Cadet William Ferguson Smith completed basic flying training at Greenville Army Flying School. He was a part of class 44C, flight 8A at Greenville. Prior to Greenville, Cadet Smith completed Primary Flying Training at the Mississippi Institute of Aeronautics, Jackson, MS. With the holidays approaching in early December 1943, he sent this card from Greenville to his former instructors at Jackson, Mr. Larry Phillips and Mr. Paul Phillips.
Surviving family of Captain Smith was located and this card was recently sent to them to enjoy this holiday season. Little is known regarding specifics of Captain Smith's service during WWII, other than he was a pilot in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Following the war he married Joyce Rosemary Beauchamp, also a veteran of the war having served as a nurse in the United States Navy achieving the rank of ensign.
More will be shared here if additional information is received regarding his service.