James E. Swett, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James E. Swett

United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient

Date of Birth: 15-Jun-1920

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, United States

Date of Death: 18-Jan-2009

Profession: military officer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About James E. Swett

  • James Elms Swett (June 15, 1920 – January 18, 2009) was a United States Marine Corps fighter pilot and flying ace during World War II.
  • He was awarded the United States' highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for actions while a division flight leader in VMF-221 over Guadalcanal on April 7, 1943.
  • He downed a total of 15.5 enemy aircraft during the war, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses and five Air Medals.

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