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A bomber crew of the 491st Bomb Group with their B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40205) nicknamed "The Moose"

Earle A Swanson is in the first row, third from the left.

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Units

  • 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

People

  • Earle Swanson

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #44-40243. Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

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Date Contributor Update
22 April 2020 10:42:03 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Photo courtesy of Raj Shroff , relative of Earle A Swanson.

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