Smith L. Edwards was born in 1919. (1). Was born in Carterville, Williamson County, IL. (2)
He enlisted on 4 November 1941 entering the Air Corps as a Private with his county of residence at the time as LaSalle in IL.
A Roster of Officers dated Nov 1944 lists 1st Lt Smith L. Edwards' date of rank as 19 Nov 1943.
He and married Veronica Pzyska. They have 2 children, Carol and Jerry. (3)
(1) WWII Enlistment Record Detail http://archives.gov
(2) Per Great Nephew, Gary Spears
(3) per Jones Norman, nephew