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1Lt John 'Wesley' Hanson, Jr
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Birth: 1919
North Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1945, Papua New Guinea

ASN O-434002
43rd BG, 64th B Sq

He was the son of John Wesley Hanson and Rosalia 'Rose' M (Bleth) Hanson. He had one sister, Anna Jean Hanson Johnson, and his brother was Sgt and Judge Bruce Peter Hanson, who was a WWII USAAF Veteran, shot down over the skies of Europe, and survived as a POW at Stalag Luft III.

He graduated from Minot High School in Minot, North Dakota. He was gifted in academics, especially physics and mathematics. He received his officer's commission 5 December 1941 at Miami University in Miami, Florida, two days prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The crew disappeared in New Britain, Papua New Guinea and are listed here in the virtual cemetery for B-17F #41-24458.

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  Rosalia M Bleth Hanson (1899 - 1990)
  John 'Wesley' Hanson (1919 - 1945)
  Bruce Peter Hanson (1922 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Entered the service from Montana.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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1Lt John 'Wesley' Hanson, Jr
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1Lt John 'Wesley' Hanson, Jr
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- Annie Duckett Hundley
 Added: Jul. 24, 2013

- rosie mcnaughton
 Added: Jan. 15, 2010
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you rest in eternal peace.
- Jill
 Added: Oct. 5, 2006

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