Today in World War II History

S/Sgt. Maynard "Snuffy" Smith of 306th BG
receiving Medal of Honor
70 Years Ago—May 1, 1943: On his first mission with the 306th Bomb Group, gunner S/Sgt. Maynard “Snuffy” Smith puts out a fire in his B-17, aids wounded gunners, and mans his gun—his actions earn him the Medal of Honor. Second War Loan Drive ends, raising $18.5 billion (quota $13 billion).