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Robert C Swaffield

Military

Shot down 28-May-44 in B-24 42-52764 'Mike, Spirit of LSU. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: POW, WWII Victory.

Service

Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52764

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 833rd Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group, 8th AF USAAF. ...

Missions

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

  • Houssiere Wood

    Crash site

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Cleveland, Ohio, USA 1940
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 28 May 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW).

Shot down / baled out 06567 Bad Frankenhausen, Germany 28 May 1944

Shot down 28-May-44 in B-24 42-52764 'Mike, Spirit of LSU. '

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2016 06:49:03 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.lsuart.net/newpage1.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5390 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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