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1LT John J. Swift (2nd from Left)
340th BG - 488th BS - 12th AF
The first man on the left is identified as "Williams"
The other two men are not identified.



  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 488th Bomb Squadron


  • John Swift

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 66 combat mission in WW2. Was involved in a Cold War international incident in 1951


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15 January 2022 01:50:15 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

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