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Sgt Osmond Joseph Hannigan

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Sgt Osmond Joseph Hannigan

Birth
Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA
Death
15 Aug 1945 (aged 19)
Osaka, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
Burial
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot
P 740
Memorial ID
105319802 View Source

Osmond served as a Sergeant & Gunner on B-29 "Indian Maid" (# 42-24809), 482nd Bomber Squadron, 505th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Minnesota prior to the war.

He became a POW of the Japanese Army when his B-29 was shot down by Japanese 'Tony' fighters over Osaka on June 5, 1945.

Osmond "Died While A POW" of disease in the Osaka Main Camp, Japan during the war. He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the Yokohama Cemetery, Japan and was later repatriated here on December 1, 1949.

Service # 17118454

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Crew of B-29 "Indian Maid" (# 42-24809):

Boulton, Alfred V., FO, Co-Pilot, New York, (MIA)
Drispsa, John, S/Sgt, Engineer, Ohio, (MIA)
Fishkin, Edward, Capt, Pilot, New Jersey, (MIA)
Fitzgerald, James M., Sgt, Right Gunner, Maine, (POW/KIA)
Hannigan, Osmond J., Sgt, Gunner, Minnesota, (POW/DOD)
Kanzler, Joseph C., Sgt, Tail Gunner, New York, (POW/DOD)
Kennedy, Harvey B., Jr., Sgt, Left Gunner, Florida, (POW/KIA)
McIntosh, Gerard J., 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York, (MIA)
Meehan, John J., 2nd Lt, Navigator, New York, (KIA)
Moore, William H., FO, Radar Operator, Indiana, (MIA)
Sutherland, Henry W., S/Sgt, Radio Operator, California, (POW/DOD)

Sgt Fitzgerald and Sgt Kennedy were both executed by the Japanese on July 21, 1945.

Sgt Hannigan, Sgt Kanzler, and S/Sgt Sutherland were all reported by the Japanese Army as having died of disease on or before August 15, 1945 (V-J Day).

(Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)

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Osmond served as a Sergeant & Gunner on B-29 "Indian Maid" (# 42-24809), 482nd Bomber Squadron, 505th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Minnesota prior to the war.

He became a POW of the Japanese Army when his B-29 was shot down by Japanese 'Tony' fighters over Osaka on June 5, 1945.

Osmond "Died While A POW" of disease in the Osaka Main Camp, Japan during the war. He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the Yokohama Cemetery, Japan and was later repatriated here on December 1, 1949.

Service # 17118454

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Crew of B-29 "Indian Maid" (# 42-24809):

Boulton, Alfred V., FO, Co-Pilot, New York, (MIA)
Drispsa, John, S/Sgt, Engineer, Ohio, (MIA)
Fishkin, Edward, Capt, Pilot, New Jersey, (MIA)
Fitzgerald, James M., Sgt, Right Gunner, Maine, (POW/KIA)
Hannigan, Osmond J., Sgt, Gunner, Minnesota, (POW/DOD)
Kanzler, Joseph C., Sgt, Tail Gunner, New York, (POW/DOD)
Kennedy, Harvey B., Jr., Sgt, Left Gunner, Florida, (POW/KIA)
McIntosh, Gerard J., 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York, (MIA)
Meehan, John J., 2nd Lt, Navigator, New York, (KIA)
Moore, William H., FO, Radar Operator, Indiana, (MIA)
Sutherland, Henry W., S/Sgt, Radio Operator, California, (POW/DOD)

Sgt Fitzgerald and Sgt Kennedy were both executed by the Japanese on July 21, 1945.

Sgt Hannigan, Sgt Kanzler, and S/Sgt Sutherland were all reported by the Japanese Army as having died of disease on or before August 15, 1945 (V-J Day).

(Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)

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