Glen W Swarts

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Killed In Service (KIS). 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury, ground crew were loading bombs into B-17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured.

Connections

See how this entry relates to other items in the archive by exploring the connections below.

Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

Ground crew of the 95th Bomb Group attend to an explosion caused whilst loading bombs into a B-17 Flying Fortress at Alconbury. Aircraft pictured are: B-17F (serial number 42-29808) and B-17F (serial number 42-29706) nicknamed "Passion Flower" (after the Disney character from 'Bambi')- both were written off as a result of the explosion. Printed caption on reverse: 'A-25287 AG Planes 3 and 4 (later) in foreground were damaged beyond repair. The scene of the explosion, which ocurred as bombs were loaded in
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
Ground crew of the 95th Bomb Group attend to an explosion caused whilst loading bombs into a B-17 Flying Fortress at Alconbury. Aircraft pictured are: B-17F (serial number 42-29808) and B-17F (serial number 42-29706) nicknamed "Passion Flower" (after the Disney character from 'Bambi')- both were written off as a result of the explosion. Printed caption on reverse: 'A-25287 AG Planes 3 and 4 (later) in foreground were damaged beyond repair. The scene of the explosion, which ocurred as bombs were loaded in
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Passion Flower
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Steuben, NY 13354, USA 1920-11-12

Other

Killed In Service (KIS)

Alconbury, Huntingdon PE28, UK 1943-05-27

Buried

Mumford Rural Cemetery, Le Roy, NY 14482, USA

Revisions

Date13 Dec 2021 20:16:27
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Changed the label for a Died event to “Killed In Service (KIS)” per info in the "Summary biography".
Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date12 Sep 2016 14:44:29
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. See also:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=swarts&GSfn=glen&…;

Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

Combat Sup, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol.1 by Bishop & Hey p. 134, NARA / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia