The Swofford Crew

701st squadron

445th bomb group

Navigator Henry Dobek left, Pilot Paul Swofford far right, Ward Smith copilot and Og Mandino, original bombardier, center.


formation

Low Left Element


plane

B-24H  #42-51105(Hardstand 36)  "Sweetest Rose of Texas"  Call Letter O+ (Oboe)

Returned to Tibenham


crew

RANK      NAME                           POSITION                            OUTCOME

1st Lt.       Swofford, Paul NMN         Pilot                                           Returned to Duty

1st Lt.       Smith, Ward A                   Co-Pilot                                      Returned to Duty

F/O          Dobek, Henry W               Navigator                                   Returned to Duty

T/Sgt       Thum, Eugene F                Radio Operator                         Returned to Duty

S/Sgt       Deshazer, Marvin E           Nose Gunner                             Returned to Duty

S/Sgt       Dykes, Willard R                Waist Gunner                             Returned to Duty

S/Sgt       Waller, Joseph V               Waist Gunner                             Returned to Duty

T/Sgt       Vosburgh, Phillip Jr           Engineer/Top Turret Gunner    Returned to Duty

S/Sgt       Pimpinelli, Timothy NMN  Tail Gunner                                 Returned to Duty


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