Unsung Heroes – The Legendary Smith Brothers, Spitfire Pilots

Can’t stop my passion for writing…

The Smith Brothers

This article was written by Pat Murphy three years ago.

The Regina born Smith brothers had a number of things in common, with just one year separating them, both enjoyed sports of all kinds, growing up in Regina meant a good deal of that sport activity would be winter sports.

Jerry Smith RCAF

Rod Smith

Jerry, the oldest, born in 1921 and Rod the youngest, born in 1922. Both were active in school projects that were based on creative engineering as their Father was an engineer, both did well in school and both loved aviation and staying informed with events that were changing the world. With world events turning more chaotic each passing month in the mid 1930s, It was with keen interest both boys followed the rise of Nazi Germany and the advances made by the Luftwaffe.

Rod Smith RCAF

Jerry Smith

In 1936, Rod had pictures of the new British Spitfire fighter hanging in…

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