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John J Swift

Military

Flew 66 combat mission in WW2.
Was involved in a Cold War international incident in 1951

Service

Units served with

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    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

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Syracuse, New York 31 July 1917
Enlisted Syracuse, New York 6 January 1941
Combat Mission Orvieto, Italy 2 May 1944
Held Captive by Soviet/Hungarian governments Budapest, Hungary 19 November 1951

While flying a C-47, Swift's a/c strayed over Hungarian territory and was forced down by Soviet fighters.

Fliers Are Freed By Hungary

VIKNNA, Austria— (F.P.) —Four American airmen hel

Died Glen Falls, New York 28 September 2014
Buried South Glen Falls, New York

Saint Marys Cemetery
South Glens Falls, Saratoga County, New York, USA
PLOT Section R

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2021 21:45:30 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=MT19511228.2.18&e=-------en--20-...

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2021 21:44:27 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/5788492/person/1895925749/m...

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2021 21:41:28 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=MT19511228.2.18&e=-------en--20-...
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/117360146/person/102003...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/93153541/john-joseph-swift
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=1667033&...

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