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Jacques Michael Swaab
Captain, United States ArmyAir Service
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Name: Jacques Michael Swaab   PHOTO

Country: United States
Rank: Lieutenant
Services: United States Air Service
Units: 22nd Aero
Victories: 10
Born: 21 April 1894
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: 07 July 1963
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery

Notes:

On the afternoon of 8 September 1918, Swaab was wounded while scoring his first three victories near Cirey-Saarburg. Having shot down a two-seater, he was about to land at a German aerodrome when he realized his mistake. Enemy fighters scrambled to intercept Swaab's SPAD XIII and he shot down two Fokker D.VIIs while making his escape. On 23 October, Swaab shot down a Fokker D.VII that had just destroyed an American balloon. Evidence suggests the German pilot was Max Näther of Jasta 62. In 1938, Swaab served as technical advisor on the "Dawn Patrol," a Hollywood motion picture starring David Niven and Errol Flynn. He was also a member of the American Cross and Cockade Society.

JM Swaab PHOTO

SWAAB, JACQUEST MICHAEL
 CAPT USAF
 DATE OF BIRTH: 04/21/1894
 DATE OF DEATH: 07/07/1963
 BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 263-B
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 23 October 2005 Updated; 18 December 2005