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Trinity Center in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

“Jim Swett Field”

 
 
“Jim Sweet Field” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2012
1. “Jim Sweet Field” Marker
Inscription.  
Name amended 1997 by resolution
to honor Trinity County Resident
Colonel James E. Swett – USMC Ret.
A World War II Marine Aviator
who on April 7th 1943 was awarded
the Congressional Medal of Honor,
our Nations highest award, for Bravery
above and beyond the call of duty during
air combat in the Pacific Theater.

 
Erected 1997 by Trinity County Board of Supervisors and “A Grateful Community”.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1829.
 
Location. 40° 59.227′ N, 122° 41.786′ W. Marker is in Trinity Center, California, in Trinity County. Marker is on Airport Road. This marker is near the north end of the airport runway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trinity Center CA 96091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity Centre Then – Trinity Center Now. (approx. 0.6
“Jim Sweet Field” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2012
2. “Jim Sweet Field” Marker
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miles away); Turning Water into Gold (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bucket Line Dredges (approx. 4.6 miles away); Carrville (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Bowerman Barn (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  James E. Swett (1920 - 2009). This Find-a-Grave posting details his life, World War II accomplishments and photos. (Submitted on June 18, 2012.) 
 
James E. Swett, USMC image. Click for more information.
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3. James E. Swett, USMC
"Ace Pilots" entry:
Jim Swett was a Marine Corps ace and Medal of Honor winner who served with VMF-221, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. He saw action in the second phase of the campaigns for Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands. He won the Medal of Honor for shooting down seven Japanese dive-bombers on his first combat mission, and survived being shot down himself, April 7, 1943.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on October 15, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2021