1st Lt. Oliver Goldsmith

Lt. Goldsmith was born in Panama to American parents and he and his family left Panama and arrived at the Port of New Orleans when he was 5 months old and immediately moved to Waco. He was a graduate of Waco High and attended Baylor University where he was a member of the Baylor Tennis Association. Lt. Goldsmith was voted by the Baylor student body to be a member of the first Honor Council. He was also a member of the Civil Aeronautics Association. In addition, he was a charter member of the Baylor Wings Club before receiving a commission in the Army Air Corp on November 10, 1941. Lt. Goldsmith lost his life when his plane collided mid-air and subsequently crashed while attempting a forced landing on his way back to England on September 10, 1942. He was 21 years old and is buried in an All-American cemetery near London, England. A memorial service was held at Central Christian Church Waco with Rev. William D. Daugherty presiding.