John D. Sweeney J33848

Unknown - Unknown

John D. Sweeney John D. Sweeney

439 Squadron

On December 26, 1944, Flying Officer John D. Sweeney flew Typhoon 1B PD459 when he was on a bombing operation. His aircraft was damaged by flak, including his wing tank. His engine quit due to fuel starvation on approach to B.78 Eindhoven airbase, and he crash landed. It is noted the aircraft was damaged, but it was repairable. At some point, Sweeney became a prisoner of war, according to Typhoon and Tempest .

More information can be found on pages 96, 112, 183, and 187.


  • 439 Squadron Website for more information