42-29731 Ol Swayback, Moor Fidite

Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Walker 23/2/43; Smoky Hill 28/3/43; Presque 8/4/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 MOOR-FIDITE; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 532BS/381BG [VE-E] Ridgewell 16/7/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Leo Jarvis, Co-pilot: Gene Mancinelli, Navigator: Rich Riley, Bombardier: Bill Lockhart, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Seymore, Radio Operator: Aythemonde Logan, Ball turret gunner: Chas Persinger, Waist gunner: Herman Grossman, Waist gunner: Harry Stecher, Tail gunner: Gene Roehl (10 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #3, #4 feathered, crashed Ebrach, 18 miles SE of Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 663. OL' SWAYBACK.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32384164
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-731874
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-734939
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17057663
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-737440
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Places

Missions

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hell's Angel
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Gloria Ann, Iris, Uncle Sammy
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Great In Lani / Sweet Is (Le) Lani
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: King Malfunction II
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lady Luck
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1943-08-17

Revisions

Date11 Mar 2020 22:28:05
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid clarity.

Date10 Jan 2020 20:04:14
Contributorjmoore43
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Corrected the spelling of a nickname.

Date7 Nov 2017 04:00:05
ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

Date26 May 2017 22:37:00
Contributorrileydj
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381st BG history

Date26 May 2017 21:53:10
Contributorrileydj
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Photos of Jarvis Crew in front of plane

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:23
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 663 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database