Pvt Grover Hanners

Pvt Grover Hanners

Heenon, Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Death 26 Nov 1943 (aged 19)
Burial Heenon, Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 31267995 · View Source
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Grover Hanners was the son of Bradley and Wilda Maynard Hanners. His siblings were Brad, Jr., Georgia, Ethel, Norma, Lucille, and Ulysses.

Pvt. Grover Hanners
Son of Brad and Wilda
Feb. 26, 1924-Nov. 26, 1943
322 AAF Fighter Control
(Inducted April 14, 1943)
"Pvt. Hanners was among the 1,138 casualties aboard the HMT Rohna, part of a convoy on the way from Oran to the Far East via the Suez Canal. It was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea near Bejaia, Algeria, by German Luftwaffe. It was the first casualty of a guided missile."
(Research done by Everett Johnson, Curator/Historian, Big Sandy Heritage Center)


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Grover Hanners (6 Feb 1924–26 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 31267995, citing Apple Orchard Cemetery, Heenon, Pike County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Janive (contributor 48028568) .