In Memory of
Sidney David Swanson


First Lieutenant,
U.S. Army Air Forces


701st Bomber Squadron,
445th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: Minnesota
Died: February 24, 1944
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
 Plot L - Row 18 - Grave 5
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart


Headstone Photo taken by Henk
October 2007 

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The plagues above are on display at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum in Pooler, Georgia
Photos taken by  George Rodriguez of Pooler, Georgia


Arthur J. Tinklepaugh
Donald F. Zielinski
Dudley W. Reaves
Ralph T. Clapps

Arthur J. Tinklepaugh

Donald Zielinski

Dudley W. Reaves

3 of Sidney's crew members are also buried in Margraten Cemetery
another crew member Arthur T. CLapps is buried in Buffalo, New York

5 of Sidney's crew members were POW's
John D. Speakman
Bruce G. Carurani
Robert A. Graham
Edwin H. Barker
Robert F. O'Gorman

Sidney's Story


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from Brad Swanson, Sidney's nephew

Henk Dolmans adopter of Sidney's Grave

Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten

Debbie and Heidi's Trip to the Netherlands 2009

Arthur J. Tinklepaugh (KIA one of Sidney's crew members)
These photos were
sent to me by Arthur's granddaughter Christine.
 This website was added to Tino's site on 4-17-2009

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

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359 and a Wake Up
 a novel by Dennis R. Daniels 

This book is dedicated to Dennis Daniels uncle, 2nd Lt. Ralph T. Clapps, who was killed in action while serving as Sidney's copilot.

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