Person    | Male  Born 3/10/1909  Died 11/3/1993

Charles F. Sweeny

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: USA

War served, WW2 i

Commemorated on a memorial as having served in, and survived, WW2.

Wealthy businessman living in London, 70 South Audley Street, who introduced the Duke of Windsor to golf. More importantly he initiated the Eagle Squadrons whereby American pilot volunteers could help the Allies in WW2 before America joined. He and his friends paid for the processing, transport and training of the volunteers. Born Pennsylvania. Died Florida but buried in London.

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Charles F. Sweeny

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Eagle Squadrons

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25th Battalion (Cyclists)

25th Battalion (Cyclists)

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Group, Armed Forces

1 memorial
Walter Reed

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1 memorial
Lord John Fisher, Admiral

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1 memorial
Second Lieutenant Healey James Armstrong Wiltshire

Second Lieutenant Healey James Armstrong Wiltshire

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Person, Armed Forces, Israel/Palestine

War dead, WW1
2 memorials
Fred Almos

Fred Almos

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Person, Armed Forces, USA

War served, WW2
1 memorial