JOHN M. SWEENY, CDR, USN
John Sweeny '43
Date of birth: January 23, 1920
Date of death: November 9, 1956
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
Unable to find any information on John's loss.
Distinguished Flying Cross
From Hall of Valor:
SYNOPSIS: Commander John Sweeny, United States Navy, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Fighter Squadron ONE HUNDRED NINETY-ONE (VF-191), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 23 June 1952.
General Orders: All Hands (May 1954)
Action Date: June 23, 1952
Company: Fighter Squadron 191 (VF-191)
His F9F-2 Panther suffered a mechanical malfunction on takeoff from USS Princeton (CVA 37) on June 20, 1952, forcing him to ditch. He was rescued by the plane guard helicopter.