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SGT Glen W Swarts

SGT Glen W Swarts

Birth
New York, USA
Death 27 May 1943 (aged 22)
Alconbury, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial Mumford, Monroe County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 31366309 · View Source
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He was "Killed In Action" at the Alconbury Royal Air Force Base in England along with 18 other airmen when, while loading B-17F (#42-29685), one of the 500 lb bombs exploded and caused a chain reaction of other explosions.

The explosions killed 19 airmen, severly injured 20 others, damaged 11 B-17's, and totally destroyed 2 others. The two B-17's destroyed were #42-29685 & #42-29706.



Airmen who perished in this explosion:

Baldassaro, Frank A., Pfc, Ordnance, New York
Banks, Stanley B., Sgt, Mechanic, Idaho
Briske, Frederick W., Sgt, Mechanic, Michigan
Carlisle, John E., Pvt, Radio Maintenance, Georgia
Carroll, Byron E., Jr., Corp, Crew Chief, Connecticut
Cunningham, Thomas F., M/Sgt, Radio Maintenance, Pennsylvania
Eliah, Sam P., Sgt, Mechanic, New York
Finn, Albert E., Pfc, Ordnance, Pennsylvania
Gira, John F. M., Sgt, Aircraft Inspector, South Dakota
Henderson, Wallace F., Corp, Radio Maintenance, Maine
Irwin, Harry, Jr., 2nd Lt, Ordnance Officer, California
Lewis, Clinton L., Sgt, Mechanic, Michigan
McCool, Alvis W., Jr., Sgt, Ordnance, Tennessee
Metzger, Frank A., Jr., 1st Lt, Navigator, Indiana
Palmer, Louis, T/Sgt, Radio Maintenance, Pennsylvania
Rogers, Earl C., Sgt, Armament, California
Swarts, Glen W., Sgt, Armament, New York
Twiford, Jack S., Sgt, Armament, Wyoming
Welch, Howard R., Sgt, Armament, New York


Inscription

SGT, 412 AAF BOMB SQ WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Donna Ruhland Bonning
  • Added: 13 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31366309
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Glen W Swarts (12 Nov 1920–27 May 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31366309, citing Mumford Rural Cemetery, Mumford, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Donna Ruhland Bonning (contributor 46786861) .