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Flyveren som førte flyet som bombet Nagasaki i august 1945, hadde navnet Sweeney. Kjenner noen til om navnet kan være "derived" fra Svinøy som vel finnes både i Møre/Romsdal og i Lofoten?

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Charles W Sweeney

United States Social Security Death Index birth: 27 December 1919 death: 16 July 2004 Norfolk, Massachusetts

 

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Charles W Sweeney

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 birth: 1919 MASSACHUSETTS military service: 28 April 1941 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 

 

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Chas W Sweeney

[Charles W Sweeny]

United States Public Records Index birth: 27 December 1919 residence: 1 September 1992 Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

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Charles W. Sweeney Birth: 1919 Death: Jul. 15, 2004 trans.gif

United States Army Officer, Air Force General. A United States Army Air Corps aviator during World War II, he was the pilot of "Bock's Car" which dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagaski Japan on August 9 1945. (bio by: Erik Lander) Burial:

Massachusetts National Cemetery

Bourne

Barnstable County

Massachusetts, USA

Plot: Section 38 Site 404

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Originally Created by: Erik Lander

Record added: Jul 17, 2004

Find A Grave Memorial# 9113703

 

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Charles W. Sweeney Dies; Led Bomb Drop Over Nagasaki

 

By Adam Bernstein

Washington Post Staff Writer

Monday, July 19, 2004; Page B04

 

Charles W. Sweeney, 84, who died of a heart ailment July 16 at a Boston hospital, was an Army Air Forces pilot during World War II whose first combat mission over an enemy target was the atomic bomb drop over Nagasaki, Japan. adTAG.gif

 

On Aug. 6, 1945, three days before the Nagasaki attack, Mr. Sweeney piloted a weather-instrument plane flying in support of the Enola Gay, which bombed Hiroshima, Japan.

Mr. Sweeney unambiguously supported the bombings, which along with the Soviet invasion of Manchuria persuaded a recalcitrant Japanese government to surrender that month. The atomic attacks killed and mutilated tens of thousands of Japanese and helped deter an Allied incursion of mainland Japan that many historians believe would have cost untold numbers of lives.

Mr. Sweeney decried "cuckoo professors" and the "cockamamie theories" of those who believed the atomic bombing of Japan was unnecessary.

"I saw these beautiful young men who were being slaughtered by an evil, evil military force," he told a reporter in 1995. "There's no question in my mind that President Truman made the right decision" to release the bomb.

However, Mr. Sweeney did not try to aggrandize his role in the war.

"As the man who commanded the last atomic mission, I pray that I retain that singular distinction," he wrote in his memoir, "War's End" (1997).

Charles William Sweeney, the son of a plumber, was a native of Lowell, Mass. Entranced by the military planes that landed at a nearby airfield, he joined the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet April 28, 1941.

He spent much of the war as an instructor and test pilot. In 1944, he was assigned to Wendover Field, in the Utah salt flats, where he worked under the command of Col. Paul Tibbets, who trained others for the atomic bombing mission and himself helmed the Enola Gay.

After the Enola Gay flight, the Japanese did not lay down arms. The order came for Mr. Sweeney to make his run over Japan in a B-29 Superfortress named the Bockscar. He was to drop another atomic bomb over Kokura, Japan; Nagasaki was an alternative target.

In flight, Mr. Sweeney encountered a mechanical malfunction that affected fuel release to the engines. The gas situation worsened as the Bockscar circled at a rendezvous point while waiting for a plane that failed to show. Hours later, over Kokura, the bombardier had trouble finding a target over the fogged-in city.

As antiaircraft fire cracked around the plane, a decision was made to head toward Nagasaki. The bomb whistled down, exploding nearly 2,000 feet over the city and sending a mushroom cloud funneling skyward.

"I could see a brownish horizontal cloud enveloping the city below," Mr. Sweeney wrote in his memoir. "From the center of the brownish bile sprung a vertical column, boiling and bubbling up in those rainbow hues -- purples, oranges, reds -- colors whose brilliance I had seen only once before and would never see again."

His decorations included the Silver Star and the Air Medal.

After the war, he rose to the rank of major general in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. In the early 1960s, he coordinated civil defense work in Boston, creating response plans in case of a nuclear attack on the United States.

He spent much of his career as a co-owner and operator of a leather brokerage business in Boston, often working with shoe manufacturers. He was former president of the Boston Boot and Shoe Club, a trade organization.

His marriage to Dorothy W. Sweeney ended in divorce.

Survivors include 10 children, two brothers, a sister and 24 grandchildren.

© 2004 The Washington Post Company icon_mail.gifE-Mail This Article icon_print.gifPrint This Article icon_republish.gifSubscribe to The Post enlarge_tab.gifCharles W. Sweeney believed in the atomic bomb's necessity but said he hoped it would never be used again. (Boston Herald Via AP)

 

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Charles W Sweeney in household of Joseph A Murphy, "United States Census, 1920"

Name: Charles W Sweeney Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1920 Event Place: Lowell Ward 3, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States District: 195 Gender: Male Age: 0 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): White Can Read: Can Write: Relationship to Head of Household: Grandson Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Grandson Own or Rent: Birth Year (Estimated): 1920 Birthplace: Massachusetts Immigration Year: Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts Sheet Number and Letter: 11B Household ID: 294 Line Number: 76 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T625 GS Film number: 1820711 Digital Folder Number: 004301108 Image Number: 00392 Household Gender Age

Birth

place Head Joseph A Murphy M 46 Massachusetts

 

Wife Minnie A Murphy F 44 Massachusetts

 

Daughter Julia Murphy F 19 Massachusetts

 

Daughter Agnes Murphy F 17 Massachusetts

 

Son Andrew Murphy M 15 Massachusetts

 

Daughter Grace Murphy F 13 Massachusetts

 

Son Frank Murphy M 7 Massachusetts

 

Daughter Marjorie Murphy F 4 Massachusetts

 

Daughter Mary Sweeney F 23 Massachusetts

 

Grandson John J Sweeney M 2 Massachusetts

 

Grandson Charles W Sweeney M 0 Massachusetts

 

https://familysearch...M9.1.1/MXB1-FGH

 

Charles W Sweeney in household of John J Sweeney, "United States Census, 1930"

Name: Charles W Sweeney Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1930 Event Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States District: 0114 Gender: Male Age: 10 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son Birth Year (Estimated): 1920 Birthplace: Massachusetts Immigration Year: Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts Sheet Number and Letter: 20B Household ID: 413 Line Number: 55 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T626 Affiliate Film Number: 937 GS Film number: 2340672 Digital Folder Number: 004607673 Image Number: 00306 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head John J Sweeney M 39 Massachusetts

 

Wife Mary B Sweeney F 33 Massachusetts

 

Son John J Sweeney M 12 Massachusetts

 

Son Charles W Sweeney M 10 Massachusetts

 

Daughter Marylyn A Sweeney F 4 Massachusetts

 

Son Arthur Sweeney M 2 Massachusetts

 

https://familysearch...M9.1.1/XQ58-C92

 

Charles W Sweeney in household of John J Sweeney, "United States Census, 1940"

Name: Charles W Sweeney Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1940 Event Place: Ward 6, Quincy, Quincy City, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States Gender: Male Age: 20 Marital Status: Single Race (Original): White Race: White Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son Relationship to Head of Household: Son Birthplace: Massachusetts Birth Year (Estimated): 1920 Last Place of Residence: Same House District: 11-246 Family Number: 205 Sheet Number and Letter: 9B Line Number: 73 Affiliate Publication Number: T627 Affiliate Film Number: 1632 Digital Folder Number: 005460904 Image Number: 00407 Household Gender Age Birthplace

Head John J Sweeney M 50 Massachusetts

 

Wife Mary B Sweeney F 43 Massachusetts

 

Son John J Sweeney M 22 Massachusetts

 

Son Charles W Sweeney M 20 Massachusetts

 

Daughter Marylyn A Sweeney F 14 Massachusetts

 

Son Arthur Sweeney M 12 Massachusetts

 

Son Paul W Sweeney M 7 Massachusetts

 

Son William F Sweeney M 0 Massachusetts

 

https://familysearch...M9.1.1/K4NX-NN3

 

Dorothy W McElhiney Sweeney

Birth: unknown Death: Aug. 19, 2009 trans.gif

Dorothy W. (McElhiney) Sweeney, of Milton and Naples FL, August 19, 2009. Former wife of the late Maj. Gen. Charles W. Sweeney (USAF). Mother of Patricia and Ed O'Neill of Cheshire, CT, Marylyn and Brian Howe of Marshfield Hills, Charles W. Sweeney, Jr., of CA, M. Carol Sweeney-Boyd and her husband Charles of Milton, Terence and Diane Sweeney of AZ, Rosemary and Tom Gunning of Norwell, Elizabeth Sweeney of Cape Cod, Joseph and Meg Sweeney of Milton, Bonnie Sweeney and Paul Barnicle of Boston and the late Joan Sweeney and Michele Saulnier. Sister of Mary Brown and William McElhiney both of Woburn and the late Leo, James, Joseph McElhiney and Patricia Riel. Also survived by 24 grandchilden and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton on Tuesday Aug. 25 at 10:30. Relatives and friends invited.

 

Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. MILTON on Monday, 4-8PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers donations in Dorothy's name may be sent to Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston Ma.02108 Burial:

Milton Cemetery

Milton

Norfolk County

Massachusetts, USA

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Created by: Carol Bestick

Record added: Sep 14, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 41964120

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John Edward Sweeney

Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920 marriage: 25 June 1916 Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States father: William mother: Emma Lambert spouse: Mary Karam other: Jacob, Todge Nassif

 

Edward J. Sweeney

Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960 death: 28 June 1960 Seattle, King, Washington father: William Sweeney mother: Emma Lambert spouse: Mary Sweeney

 

Edward J Sweeney

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Burial Date: July 1, 1960 Burial:

Holyrood Catholic Cemetery

Shoreline

King County

Washington, USA

Plot: Section R, Lot 1015, Site 2

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Created by: Bonita Olmer

Record added: Apr 29, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 36545617

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Washington State Death Records - Edward J. - Mary Sweeney - William Sweeney - Et Al.

 

Record Series: Death Records Collection: Washington State Death Records County: Statewide

Da Reference Number: {0CCE0B9C-5264-421B-96A9-934000BB2040} Image Number: 527 Document Number: 435 Document Reference Id: 12415 First Name: Edward J. Last Name: Sweeney Date Of Death: 28 Jun 1960 Age: 64 Gender: Male Father Name: William Sweeney Mother Name: Emma Lambert Batch Id: 282921 Batch Locality: Washington, United States Death Place: Seattle, King, Washington Mother Name Gn: Emma Mother Name Surname: Lambert Spouse Name: Mary Sweeney Source: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/C2AF46907AA83E87A311F3E7675AC127

 

http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/C2AF46907AA83E87A311F3E7675AC127

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William E Sweeney

 

Found 10 Records, 10 Photos and 376,519 Family Trees

 

Born to William E Sweeney and Emma Lambert. William E married Mary Caron.

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http://records.ancestry.com/William_E_Sweeney_records.ashx?pid=116157445

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