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Morris F. Swavel Crew
390th BG - 568th BS - 8th AF
Standing Left to Right: Frank C. Bobrowicz (RO), William L. Walker (FE), Alec Gwazdosky (WG), Robert J. Gibbs (WG), James T. O'Brien (TG), Daniel J. Miller (BTG)
Kneeling Left to Right: Morris F. Swavel (P), Wilmer R. Goldfinger (CP), George Pietrucha (N), John Phelan (B)

Connections

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frank Bobrowicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator
    Frank Bobrowicz was Radio Operator on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • Robert Gibbs

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner
    Robert Gibbs was Right Waist gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • Wilmer Goldinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Wilmer Goldinger was Co-Pilot on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • Alec Gwazdosky

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Engineer
    Alec Gwazdosky was Top Turret gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • Daniel Miller

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    Daniel Miller was Ball Turret gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

  • James O'Brien

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner
    James O'Brien was Tail Gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • John Phalen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Crew Number 5

  • George Pietrucha

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Flight with 42-97556 to the 390th BG, German intruder shot him down before dawn. Crew wounded in action. Killed in Action (KIA). B-17 42-32026 ''Tis a Mystery'. Apparent icing caused ditching in North Sea enroute to bomb Kassel,

  • Morris Swavel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Morris Swavel was Pilot of B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • William Walker

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    William Walker was Left Waist gunner on board B-17 #42-39819, hit by Flak on return from the 13 April 1944 mission to Augsburg, Germany. Ditched in the Channel/North Sea, about 18km West of the entrance to the port of Ostend, Belgium. Killed In Action ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2020 19:50:42 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://anoxiaqueen.blogspot.com/2011/03/390th-bomb-group-heavy.html

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