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John W Swanson

Military

Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 #4124295 'Wicked Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24295 'Wicked Witch'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Kiel, brought down by flak and fighters. Crew baled out. 14-May-43. 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. No MACR.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Warsaw, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol 1 by Bishop & Hey p. 120, 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Lundy pp.74-76

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