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    Frank Willard Swartz

    Formally Ensign US Navy Card Number 83178
    Enlisted 25-9-1939

    Name: Ensign Frank W. Swartz
    Gender: Male
    Residence Place: Central Burma
    Death Date: Abt 1942
    Obituary Date: 12 May 1942
    Obituary Place: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Frank W Swartz
    1915–1942
    BIRTH 9 DEC 1915 • Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA
    DEATH 24 APR 1942 • Poona, India


    Name: Frank W Swartz
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: abt 1922
    Death Date: 24 Apr 1942
    Death Place: India

    Frank W Swartz
    in the U.S., Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974


    "in voluntary service after resigning from navy"

    Occupation 'Ft Lieut AVG"
    Age 26
    Buried Full Military Honors at St. Sepulchre's Cemetery, Poona at 5.50 pm April 26, 1942, Plot B Row C,
    Grave No 7

    From Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA

    1940 Census

    Name: Frank W Swartz
    Respondent: Yes
    Age: 24
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1916
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Marital Status: Single
    Home in 1940: Escambia, Florida
    Map of Home in 1940: Escambia, Florida
    Street: U S Naval Air Station Cadet Quarters
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    Residence in 1935: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    Resident on farm in 1935: No
    Sheet Number: 1B
    Institution: U S Naval Air Station
    Occupation: Aviation Cadet
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
    Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 36
    Income: 1050
    Income Other Sources: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: 1

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    We have a long way to go

    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...nt-report-2020

    Records still to be reviewed, not covered by Retention Instrument. 46,000 0 World War 2 RAF Casualty Packs.

    though this may be interesting

    Records selected for transfer to the National Archives, retained by mean of Retention Instrument. 9,636,749 0 9,308,000 military service personnel files, including those from World War 2, 275,849 footguard files and 52,900 maps that have been reviewed, selected for permanent preservation and are held with a Retention Instrument, but have not yet been transferred to the National Archives.

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    Found this


    FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS FRIDAY JIORN'ING, MARCH 27, 1942 Burma Fliers Smash More Jap Planes Wreck 15 Ships, Damage 10 More; Six of II. S. Pilots Fight Off 100 Invaders CENTRAL BURMA, March 24 (Delayed) I.?") To the amazinp record of the AVG in Burma add these exploits: Two of the Americans who went out on a "mild" dawn observation flight destroyed 15 Japanese planes for certain and set 10 others afire; six of these airmen who are called the "flying tigers" did battle with more than 100 Japanese bombers who raided their airdrome in three waves; and at one time a single one of the AVG men was harassing 27 Japanese bombers, turning away only to tackle eight Japanese fighter planes. The first of these adventures was on March 19, when Kenneth Jernstedt of Yamhill, Ore., and William Reed of Marion, Iowa, were detailed to an observation tour over Japanese-occupied Moul-mein. Lined up on the Moulmein airdrome were at least 25 Japanese planes. Jernstedt and Reed swooped out of a sheltering cloud and shot up the whole array with incendiary bullets. For good measure, Jernstedt dropped three 4-pound incendiary bombs which he had packed in the flare chute of his plane. Wreck Airfield The hour was still early, s0 they left the burning planes and lifted their P-40's out over the Salween river estuary to scout ship movements. Two Japanese fliers vainly tried to give chase. The RAF later had a look at the Moulmein field and listed 15 of the Japanese planes as positively destroyed, the others probably. Two days later the Japanese sent their bombers against an AVG-RAF field. Parker Dupuoy of See-konk, Mass., who was a U. S. army flier before he joined the AVG, pitched into the first wave of bombers, but spied eight Japanese navy "zeroes" headed his way, so turned to meet them. At 17,000 feet he hit one of the Japanese, whose engine exploded like a Riant firecracker. Dupuoy found his ammunition was exhaust ed, so he scooted for the tieid which was under attack. A bullet penetrated the cockpit, but the fragments only scratched his right arm. Jernstedt, who had gone to help Dupuoy against the bombers, was cut in the face by fragments of a bullet-shattered windshield and had to withdraw. An RAF pilot in a Hurricane got a Japanese fighter but had to make a forced landing with two other Japanese on his tail. Anti-aircraft fire was believed to have destroyed a third Japanese plane in this engagement. A second wave of Japanese bombers caught some pilots and ground crews on the field. Shel-'tered in small trenches flanking the runway, Pilot Frank W. .Swartz of Los Angeles and mechanics John E. Fauth and William R. Sei-ple (home addresses not given) were struck by bomb fragments. Dr. Lewis J. Richards of the AVG loaded Swartz into a jeep and started across the field to the hospital with Japanese bullets kicking up the dust behind him. This gave other AVG members an opportunity to remove Fauth and Seiple. Fauth died of his wounds Sunday. An ambulance plane took Swartz and Seiple to Calcutta. Swartz has wounds in the head, neck and body; Seiple's lungs were injured by the blast

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    John Edward Fauth
    1916–1942

    Correct DoD here

    1940 • Wythe, Elizabeth City, Virginia, USA
    Airplane Mechanic - 33rd Pursuit Squadron (F)
    1 Source
    1940 aged 23
    Death
    22 Mar 1942 • Magway, Magway, Myanmar

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    “William” R Seiple is actually


    Wilfred Raymond Seiple
    Birth
    21 Nov 1920
    Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    Death
    13 Jan 1992
    Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Last edited by alieneyes; 10th June 2021 at 18:29.

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    John Edward Fauth

    Interred at British Military Cantonment Magwe, Burma Lot L4

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    Parker Shapleigh Dupouy

    Birth Date: 21 Apr 1917
    Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island
    Death Date: 16 May 1994

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    Complete the
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    Dr. Lewis Jones “Doc Rich” Richards

    Birth
    25 Apr 1903
    Parson, Kansas
    Death
    30 Oct 1992

    Kenneth Allen Jernstedt (July 20, 1917 – February 5, 2013)

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Jernstedt


    William “Bill” Norman Reed, known to all as Bill, was born in Stone City Iowa,

    DATE OF BIRTH: January 8, 1917

    Returning from a mission on December 19, 1944, his P-40 fighter ran out of fuel, and he was killed bailing out of his airplane.

    https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/390205

    Ps Wilfred “Will” Raymond Seiple

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