SEBIE BIGGS SMITH (1908-2002)
On December 17, 1993, Sebie Smith was signally honored
by induction in the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame.
The last Tiger so honored was Claire Lee Chennault in 1984.
Sebie Smith and his daughter Amelia
July 11, 1995 - Montgomery, Alabama
Sebie Biggs Smith and Tom Moore
July 1995 - Montgomery, Alabama
(From the jing bao JOURNAL - August-September 1999)
September 25, 2008
During his years as a military adviser to the Chinese National Air Force, Sebie Smith took thousands of photos and kept a daily journal. Those records make possible this true story of the 91-year-old retired Air Force colonel, whose mechanical expertise landed him in China with Madame Chaing Kai-shek and his friend Claire Chennault in the years leading up to World War II. Part memoir, part adventure story. Hopefully Sebie's book will be available at a future date.