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Earle A Swanson

Military

Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #44-40243. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Robert Hess

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #4440243. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Robert Keller

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group

  • Edward LaHaye

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #44-40243, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lester Miller

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down 05-Jun-44 in B-24 #44-40243. PH

  • Alfred Moussette

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down 05-Jun-44 in B-24 #44-40243. PH

  • Bill Schmill

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #4440243. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Allen Smuntan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #4440243. Evaded.

  • Howard Taibl

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #44-40243, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40243 Tender Foot

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down by Flak right after dropping its bombs. Aircraft in flames partially evacuated before exploding in flight. 7 KIA. 3 POW. MACR 5633.

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois
Died 5 June 1944
Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Commemorated on the wall of the missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2020 10:05:25 Emily Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Missing Air Crew Report

ABMC

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5633

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