Louis Swinger

1st Lt Louis W Swinger was assigned to the 301st BG 32nd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Bombardier.

Louis W Swinger passed away February 14, 2014.


Awarded the DFC for his skill, heroism and leadership on a mission July 4, 1944 to Brasov, Romania - Oil Refineries


Rows L to R
Front #3  S/Sgt Arza Webb
Back  #5  1st Lt. Louis Swinger
Back  #2  1st Lt. Robert J. McManaman - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Rows L to R Front #3 S/Sgt Arza Webb Back #5 1st Lt. Louis Swinger Back #2 1st Lt. Robert J. McManaman

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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

05/14/1944

General Order (GO)* : 452

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

06/19/1944

General Order (GO)* : 1165

AM/1OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

06/19/1944

General Order (GO)* : 1166

AM/2OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 2nd Lt

07/27/1944

 

AM/3OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 1st Lt.

08/08/1944

General Order (GO)* : 2398

DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: 1st Lt

* Documents are of the type/classification of "General Order" for most award documents. The listed documents are GO, General Order unless otherwise stated. For example. Special Orders.

The Issuing Authority is the Command and author of the document.


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