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Title: Francis Aubrey Swartz (1924-1996) Photo
Post by: briankaess on Sunday 25 December 16 16:26 GMT (UK)
Photo of Maj. Francis Aubrey Swartz (Ret.) (1924-1996). This photo was taken during the Korean War when Francis was a young American fighter pilot. The plane pictured may be an F 100. Francis was said to have served in both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Air Force. Francis was born in Virginia and died in San Antonio, Texas. He was one of 11-13 Swartz siblings and a brother to Margaret Jane Swartz (1914-1997). Francis had four wives.
  Need a little color in the photo.
Title: Re: Francis Aubrey Swartz (1924-1996) Photo
Post by: japeflakes on Monday 26 December 16 15:59 GMT (UK)
Suggestion:  Need a larger file to work on please
Title: Re: Francis Aubrey Swartz (1924-1996) Photo
Post by: briankaess on Monday 26 December 16 16:33 GMT (UK)
Sorry, I don't have a larger photo/file available.
Title: Re: Francis Aubrey Swartz (1924-1996) Photo
Post by: japeflakes on Monday 26 December 16 20:07 GMT (UK)
Sorry, beyond me then. Someone else might do better:
Title: Re: Francis Aubrey Swartz (1924-1996) Photo
Post by: Trishanne on Monday 26 December 16 22:03 GMT (UK)
" Please??"
Title: Re: Francis Aubrey Swartz (1924-1996) Photo
Post by: briankaess on Tuesday 27 December 16 01:34 GMT (UK)
Thank you to everyone for your help with Francis' Photo. The 'old warhorse' would've liked it.
Family lore has it that Francis Aubrey Swartz kept a .45 pistol under his pillow at night in fear of the communists. He was a staunch anti-communist.
Title: Re: Francis Aubrey Swartz (1924-1996) Photo
Post by: Handypandy on Tuesday 27 December 16 07:40 GMT (UK)
One from me...
Title: Re: Francis Aubrey Swartz (1924-1996) Photo
Post by: briankaess on Tuesday 27 December 16 13:53 GMT (UK)
Color really came out good in that one. You made him look like an Astronaut! Thank you.
Title: Francis Aubrey Swartz (1924-1996) Photo
Post by: briankaess on Friday 01 September 17 00:50 BST (UK)
Francis Aubrey Swartz was cremated right after his death in 1996 in the San Antonio, Texas, area. His ashes were kept in the family until at least Nov 2001 by his now-deceased wife Mary Swartz.
Title: Francis Aubrey Swartz (1924-1996)
Post by: briankaess on Thursday 08 March 18 23:16 GMT (UK)
Laucis Swartz is mentioned in the 1930 US Census (Maryland). His name may be a misspelling of Francis Swartz.