Pottawattamie County

Lt. Curtis L. Sweeny




Gerald E. Sweeny, radio technician, second class of the coast guard, left Wednesday after spending a 10-day leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Sweeny, 119 Platner street.

Cadet Capt. Rolland Sweeny of the army air force reserve at Coe college, Cedar Rapids, and 2nd Lt. Duane Sweeny, in combat crew training at Sioux City, also arrived on the weekend to visit their brother. This visit marked the first reunion of Lt. Sweeny and Radio Technician Sweeny since November 1942.

Another brother, Lt. Curtis L. Sweeny is stationed in England.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday, July 26, 1944, Page 10



Soon after 2nd Lt. Duane G. H. Sweeny, 20-year-old B-17 Flying Fortress pilot, arrived at this 8th air force base he was welcomed to England by his brother, 25-year-old 1st Lt. Curtis L. Sweeny, who has been in Britain with the quartermaster corps for 14 months.

The brothers are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Roland L. Sweeny, 119 Platner street. Before joining the armed forces they were employed in Omaha, Lt. Duane Sweeny at the Union Pacific headquarters and Lt. Curtis Sweeny by Swift and company. In the photograph Lt. Duane Sweeny is shown at the left, Lt. Curtis Sweeny at the right.

When the Sweeny brothers met in England it was the first time they had seen each other for two years.

Lt. Duane Sweeny is a member of the colorful 390th bomb group.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, November 16, 1944, Page 20