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Sword Walter H.

Name:
Walter H. Sword
Rank:
Sergeant
Serial Number:
Unit:
547th Bomber Squadron, 384th Bomber Group
Date of Death:
1943-09-16
State:
Virginia
Cemetery:
Arlington cemetery, Virginia
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Purple Heart
Comments:

Sgt Walter H. Sword, right waist gunner of the B-17 42-5849 “Hell’s Belles II”, took off from station 106 Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, UK at 1145 on a bombing mission over Nantes. However, it was fired upon by fighters and flak, and its engine caught on fire. Part of the plane landed in Meriais and the rest (wing and engine) landed near Fougeray. The plane was only partially evacuated.