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Ollie Elsworth Swank




Units served with


Associated Place

  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

  • Laon/Athies

    Military site : airfield

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Georgetown, Illinois 28 May 1925
Lived in Danville, Illinois 11 June 1943
First 416th BG Combat Tour Rouen, France 26 August 1944
Final 416th BG Combat Tour Stod, Czech Republic 3 May 1945

Flew 30 combat missions

Died Danville, Illinois 7 November 1991
Buried Indianola, Illinois 10 November 1991

Woodlawn Cemetery
Indianola, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA


Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 18:54:48 466thHistorian Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 18:52:51 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations