Edward E. Smith at seventeen years of age. This photo went along with his dog tags. February 26, 1943
Edward Smith's dog tags. They were made to be indestructible; one would float, the other would not burn. His future mother-in-law gave him a Lincoln Imp, a good luck charm from Lincolnshire, to wear with his dog tags.
Mr. Smith's indentification card from the Royal Canadian Air Force, issued June 21, 1944
Log book entry showing a bombing mission over a German oil refinery that took eight hours
Mr. Smith had this mini phrase book in his escape kit. The different phrases translated into Dutch and French would help downed airmen coverse with underground workers if they got the chance
"Nothing worked on the aircraft, and there lied the balance of the three lives who were flying over the St. Lawrence River"