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KENNETH E. SWOBODA

Port (Left) Side

Contributor - David R. Swoboda

After crash landing in San Antonious, Holland 31 Mar 45. My Father (SGT. Kenneth E. Swoboda - Nose Gunner) is standing 2nd from left and Al Rosen (Radio Operator) is kneeling with elbows on knees. Crew 652

Dibbell, R.A (Dibs), 2Lt. - Pilot
Shaefer, J. (Shaef), 2Lt. - Co-Pilot
Conway, J. (Connie), 2Lt. - Navigator
Sullivan, B. (Sully), 2Lt. - Bombardier
Whittlesey, R. (Bob), Sgt. - Engineer
Miltenberger, R. (Milt), Cpl. - Armour
Swoboda, K.E. (The NOSE), Cpl. - Nose Gunner
Peters, F.W. (Pete), Cpl. - Waist Gunner
Knight, H.O. (Alabama), Cpl. - Tail Gunner
Rosen, Al (Al) - Radio Operator

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Originally 8 93 329 (RE O). Equipped with G-H and flew as lead (provided with crew by 93rd BG) with many different 2nd BD Groups during the spring and summer 1944. Transferred in the fall 1944 to 8 466 785 (2U L+). Crash-landed in the Netherlands 31 Mar 45 and was salvaged.

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