Sweeney, Walter Leroy, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 35th Fighter Group
Service Years
1940 - 1944
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sacramento, California
Last Address
Morotai, Maluku/Molucca Islands

Casualty Date
Nov 26, 1944
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
East Lawn Memorial Park - Sacramento, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2013, World War II Fallen

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Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
326th Fighter SquadronAviation Cadet Flight School41st Fighter Squadron35th Fighter Group
  1941-1942, 326th Fighter Squadron
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, 41st Fighter Squadron
  1943-1944, 35th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II4
  1943-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-39 Airacobra  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1941-1943, P-39 Airacobra
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with 2 aerial victories. He died of injuries incurred in the crash of his P-47 while taking off on his last scheduled combat mission before returning to the US.
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