42-107220 Swanee Pride

Object Number - UPL 25631 - 42-107220 Swanee Pride

Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/4/44; landing accident with Art Jacques 21/2/45; crash landed non-op flight 24/5/45; Salvaged. SWANEE PRIDE.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 0765619
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35652655
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Pilot, Comptroller

Places

Missions

  • Date: 18 August 1944
  • Date: 9 September 1944
  • Official Description: 68 of 72 B-17s fly Operation GRASSY to drop 180 containers of supplies to French Resistance Fighters 25 miles (40 km) S of Besancon without loss. Escort is provided by 30 of 32 P-51s without loss.

Revisions

Date3 Feb 2017 02:43:32
Contributortimothymotz
Sources

Timothy Motz; from a mission list kept by Harold Motz and compared to Doyle Shields, "History of the 447th Bomb Group"

Date13 May 2016 17:11:57
Contributortimothymotz
Sources

Timothy Motz from info on 447bg.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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