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DONALD A. SWANSON

Nose Art Inspiration - ALBERTO VARGAS

Contributor - Zach Swanson
Shown with my Grandfather, Donald A. Swanson (Navigator), kneeling 2nd from right.

Info Contributor - Neil E. Witherell
My Father, E. K. Witherell (Radio Operator/Top Turret Gunner) is standing far right. Shot down on it's first mission, with another crew, after being delivered to Lecce, Italy from the states.

Standing (L-R)
R. V. Frede - Flight Engineer
R. Trustman - Tail Gunner
D. G. Bullis - Waist Gunner
S. O. Moore - Waist Gunner
J. R. Cowart - Ball Turret Gunner
E. K. Witherell - Radio Operator/Top Turret Gunner
Kneeling (L-R)
J. W. Briggs - Pilot
J. H. Palmer - Co-Pilot
D. A. Swanson - Navigator
H. W. Aldrich - Bombardier


Info Contributor - Raymond Frede (Flight Engineer)
My son (Phoenix, AZ) sent me an E-Mail last spring (19 Aug 99) to check out this page... Boy, was I ever surprised when it appeared! I called Jim Briggs (Pilot) in Del Ray Beach, Florida, and he also got a big surprise!! I have also E-Mailed Neal Witherell (Radio Operator/Top Turret Gunner) in Colorado.

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