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1st Lt Smith L. Edwards
Airplane Commander

1st Lt Smith and Veronica Edwards
Photo Courtesy of
Jones Norman, nephew

Entered the Service from: Illinois
Died: May 4, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii

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


If anyone has any additional information about Smith L. Edwards or a member of his crew please contact updates@39th.org


Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission War Dead Database; MACR 14367; WWII Enlistment Record; Jones Norman, Nephew, Gary Spearsm Great Nephew.