North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 1945, Papua New Guinea|
1ST LT USAAF WWII MIA-KIA
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.
Rosalia M Bleth Hanson (1899 - 1990)
John 'Wesley' Hanson (1919 - 1945)
Bruce Peter Hanson (1922 - 2006)*
Note: Entered the service from Montana.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Maintained by: B24CoPilotNiece
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56788569