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Q: Father's name of well known World War II pilot ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Father's name of well known World War II pilot
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jabana-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 10 Apr 2005 22:01 PDT
Expires: 10 May 2005 22:01 PDT
Question ID: 507693

I need to know the father's first of a well known war pilot. Charles
"Chuck" W. Sweeney dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki in 1945. He
died in Boston in 2004.

Several obituaries say that his father was a plumber. I need to know
the first name of the father. Also, any other information about the
father would be very helpful, including the middle name. Please
include the source that you used to find this information.

Thank you very much.
Subject: Re: Father's name of well known World War II pilot
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 11 Apr 2005 07:07 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Several obituaries I looked at mentioned that Charles William Sweeney
was from Massachusettes.

I checked the 1930 census records for Massachusettes via

and found the following record of the Sweeney family:

Quincy, Mass

Father and head of household: John J. Sweeney, 39 
Born in Mass.  (John J.'s father was born in Mass, mother in Canada)
Occupation:  Plumber   Industry: Norfolk Prison Colony

wife:  Mary B., 33


John J., 12
Charles W, 10
Marylyn A, 4
Arthur, 2 10/12

Charles W. was 10 in 1930, which would have made him 84 in 2004, which
is the age of death reported in Sweeney's obituaries.

I did not see anything to indicate what the "J" in "John J" stood for.

I trust this is the information you were seeking.  However, please
don't rate this answer until you have everything you need.

If there's more I can do for you, just post a Request for
Clarification to let me know.

All the best,

jabana-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $20.00
Extremely thorough and helpful answer! Thank you!! I look forward to
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Subject: Re: Father's name of well known World War II pilot
From: pafalafa-ga on 11 Apr 2005 11:17 PDT

Thanks so much for your feedback, which was generous several-times over.

And my apologies for misspelling Massachusetts so many times!

Hope to see you back here one day soon.


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