Donald V. Smith - Links for First Airman to Sweden Updated: 14 DEC 2010
When I had written about STI R9261 and Donald V. Smith, who was the first allied airman to reach Sweden in the spring of 1943 during World War II, I sent a mail to his son Dave Smith who wrote the fine "Together at last" in Danish Military History to tell him about my website Allied Airmen at www.airmen.dk.
In his very kind answer Dave Smith included a short version of the story, and when I asked for permission to bring his account, it ended up with a full story of his father´s way to Sweden, here as a pdf-file. Hyperlinks for his story are collected here, so you can concentrate on the fascinating story First Airman to Sweden when you read it.
See Don's route with the location of most of the places he passed.
Bomber Command *
Stirling Bomber * crash
site at Kongsmark
The British Embassy *