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SGT John W Swanson
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Birth: 1921
Death: Jan. 11, 1944
Laubke
Lippener Landkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

ID: 32537139 KIA
Home: Orange Co, NY

Tail Gunner aboard B-17F Flying Fortress
#42-29894, nicknamed "Baltimore Bounce."

Struck by German fighter cannon fire, causing
an explosion of a wing fuel tank, separating
the wing and causing the plane to go down in
the Laubke district of Lemgo, Germany. All
aboard were killed.

Son of Elizabeth Swanson, New Windsor, NY.

Also Killed In Action were:

2nd Lt. William A Pursell, Pilot
2nd Lt. Francis D Krohn, Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Marvin H Mussett, Navigator
2nd Lt. Joseph B Kyne, Bombardier
SSgt. James C Beeny, Radio Operator
SSgt. Peter C Castriciano, Flight Engineer-Top Turret Gunner
Sgt. Harley R Eastburn, Waist Gunner
Sgt. Leonard N Faner, Ball Turret Gunner
Sgt. Kermit W Nye, Waist Gunner 
 
Inscription:
SGT, 359 AAF BOMB SQ, 303 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Dec 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82174034
 

 
 
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