TSGT Roy E Hanan


TSGT Roy E Hanan

Oklahoma, USA
Death 10 Dec 1944 (aged 19–20)
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot E, 253
Memorial ID 3300078 View Source
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Roy served as a Technical Sergeant and Engineer on B-24J #44-40929, 372nd Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Ellis County, Oklahoma prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 24, 1943 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Skilled welder and also as Single, without dependents.

He was promoted to Technical Sergeant on November 1, 1944.

B-24J #44-40929 took off from Morotai Island on a bombing mission to Miri. During this mission it was believed that this B-24 was hit by enemy flak causing them to crash in Indonesia during the war.

Roy was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He as awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Manila, Philippine Islands and was later repatriated here on January 16, 1950.

Service # 38564678

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Crew who perished on B-24J (#44-40929):

Bennett, Leonard C, S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Harrison, Fred K, 1st Lt, Navigator, LA
Hanan, Roy E, T/Sgt, Engineer, OK
Hinton, J. W., LTC, Co-Pilot, TX
Hritz, Henry J, T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NJ
Jones, Robert M, 1st Lt, Bombardier, VT
Patrick, Herbert N. F., 1st Lt, Pilot, CA
Podewils, Robert H, S/Sgt, Asst. Radio-Op, NY
Shea, Francis E, S/Sgt, Gunner, KS
Westlund, George H, S/Sgt, Asst Engineer, MN
Wong, Thomas Y., Sgt, Gunner, NY

Bio, Family Links & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Roy E Hanan (1924–10 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3300078, citing Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .