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LT  Robert B. SWAN

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BOM
SERIAL #: STATUS: NOC
MACR:

Comments1: DERBY, NY

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT LEWIS C. WILLIAMS  P  KIA 9 NOV 44 SAARBRUCKEN, MY (S.T.)
2ND LT AUBREY J. BLOCKSON CP CPT 5 APR 45 NURNBURG, MY
2ND LT WILLIS R. McGUIRE  NAV KIA 3 MAR 45 BRUNSWICK (WITH J. THRASHER CREW)
2ND LT ROBERT B. SWAN  BOM NOC
CPL JOSEPH R. FEAGANS  ROG NOC
CPL DONALD D. McMILLAN  TTE SWA 9 NOV 44 SAARBRUCKEN, MY (S.T.)
CPL VERON C. KERR  BTG CPT 15 FEB 45 RUHLAND CITY, COTTBUS, CITY TAPS: 30 JUN 1984
CPL GORDON W. HUMRICHOUS WG SWA 9 NOV 44 SAARBRUCKEN, MY (S.T.)  TAPS: 22 DEC 1978
CPL LYMAN R. MORNINGSTAR WG NOC
CPL ROBERT C. HEDGES  TG NOC

349TH SQDN.. CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 5 OCT 1944. 

ON 09 NOV 44 (SAARBRUCKEN) LT WILLIAMS WAS KIA WHILE BAILING OUT FROM A/C 231986 "ONCE IN A WHILE" ALSO REFERRED TO AS "BOOMERANG" IN 100TH BG RECORDS.  HE WAS CAUGHT ON THE STABILIZER AND TAKEN TO HIS DEATH.  TWO OTHER CREW MEMBERS SUFFERD INJURIES WHILE BAILING OUT FROM THE FLAK DAMAGED AIRCRAFT.  THE A/C CRASHED NEAR THE TOWN OF PERLE IN BELGIUM.  (from Ray Bowdens book "Plane Names & Bloody Noses 100th Bomb Group)

Aircraft did not return to Thorpe Abbotts but crashed on the continent in Belgium and the remaining crew members were returned to Thrope Abbotts, the aircrarft was salvaged December 8, 1944.

MEMO 2:

 - No MACR.

Robert B. Swan   349th Squadron   May 24, 2016
Bob was the Bombardier on the Lewis C. Williams crew, arriving at Thorpe Abbotts 5 Oct 1944.  On a mission to Saarbrucken on 9 Nov 1944, the plane was crippled
by flak, and bail-out was ordered.  Bob parachuted into Belgium, by then under Allied control, and subsequently returned safely to the 100th.

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PHOTOS:

 Part of the Lewis C. Williams Crew: From left; Aubrey J. Blockson, Willis R. McGuire, Robert B. Swan, Joe Feagans, Un-identified WAAC, Robert C. Hedges Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 

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