Robert 'Bob' Swift; fl 1941-1994; USAAF airman; USA

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Robert 'Bob' Swift; fl 1941-1994; USAAF airman; USA

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fl 1941-1994

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On the 6 March 1944, 2nd Lt Robert 'Bob' Swift replaced regular bombardier 2nd Lt George Thompson and Capt. Jack Bogusch (753rd Operations Officer) replaced pilot 1st Lt Lloyd Andrew who was ill. The rest of the the Andrew's crew (crew no. 35) comprised:\r\n2nd Lt Robert Slencak (co-pilot and prisoner of war at Stalag Luft I); 2nd Lt John P. Egan (navigator, killed in action); T/Sgt James L. Peteete (engineer and prisoner of war at Stalag Luft IV); T/Sgt James H. Musa (radio operator, killed in action); S/Sgt James McKenzie (nose-turret gunner and prisoner of war at Stalag Luft IV); S/Sgt Glenn V. Reiley (gunner, killed in action); S/Sgt Winfred Robinson (ball-turret gunner and prisoner of war at Stalag Luft IV) and S/Sgt Ralph W. Sindelar (gunner and prisoner of war at Stalag Luft IV).\r\n\r\nRobert Swift had previously been bombardier with Capt. Wilfred F. Tooman's crew (crew no. 22).\r\n\r\n2nd Lt Robert Neil 'Bob' Swift was a bombardier in 753rd Bomb Squadron. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft I following an incident over Holland (Netherlands) on 6 March 1944.

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Created on: 03/12/2018 by Catherine.Collins

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