42-103007 Joan Swoose

Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Destroyed in mid air collision 7-Jun-44. Pilot Lt Charles R Moritz KIFA.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Headquarters
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing 357th Fighter Group 364th Fighter Squadron 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13044062 / O-792943
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 496th Fighter Training Group 555th Fighter Training Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16031409 / O-701787
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 20th Fighter Group 79th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-721542
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 362nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-533036, T-000969
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Aerial photograph of Leiston airfield looking south, the control tower and technical site are to the right, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/929. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Theberton/Saxmundham

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Burtonwood, Warrington, UK 5 January 1943 5-Jan-43 arrived at Burtonwood.

Delivered

Dallas, TX, USA 23 October 1943 To USAAF.

Other

Prepared for Shipping

Newark, NJ, USA 13 December 1943 On 13-Dec-43 flown to Newark, New Jersey. Disassembled and crated, departed onboard a merchant ship destined for the UK.

Assigned

Leiston, Leiston, Suffolk IP16, UK 15 January 1944 Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

E/A Destroyed

Berlin, Germany 4 March 1944 E/A destroyed. Berlin. Bomber escort mission.

Crashed

Leiston, Leiston, Suffolk IP16, UK 8 March 1944 Landing Accident Leiston/Sta 373 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Bryant Y Anderson, 8-Mar-44. 362FS 357FG 8AF.

Crashed

Leiston, Leiston, Suffolk IP16, UK 10 April 1944 Ground Accident Leiston/Sta 373 Cat 3 damage, 10-Apr-44. 362FS 357FG 8AF

Crashed

Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 31 May 1944 Taxiing Accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Donald E Smith, 31-May-44. 555FTS 496FTG 8AF.

Crashed

Owmby-by-Spital, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8, UK 7 June 1944 Mid Air Collision Owmby-by-Spital. Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Charles R Moritz KIFA, 7-Jun-44. 555FTS 496FTG 8AF

Manufactured

Dallas, TX, USA

Other

Transferred

Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.