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Harry H Swinger

Military

Prisoner of War. Shot down by flak and crashed at Falaise on 8/13/44 in B-17 42-31927

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31927

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-F] Kimbolton 8/2/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 13/8/44 with Bob Felgar, Navigator: Homer Gregory, Bombardier: J.W. Hansen, Radio Operator: Ron Moellering, Ball turret gunner: Harry...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Essex, Missouri
Prisoner of war 13 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2021 14:52:39 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/167932335/harry-h-swinger

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7905; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 317

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