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Ens Arthur Wesley Hanton

Ens Arthur Wesley Hanton

Birth
USA
Death 10 Aug 1950 (aged 24)
North Korea
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 45827891 · View Source
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Ensign Hanton was a pilot of a F4U-4B Corsair fighter bomber with Fighter Squadron 54 aboard the carrier U.S.S. Valley Forge (CV-45).

He is noted as being from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. However his tombstone notes "New York". He also has notes at Delaware State Archives as being from New Castle County, Delaware. I've been unable to determine why.

While on a reconnaissance mission near Chonui, Korea, his aircraft crashed and burned.

There is some evidence that he became a POW and was killed while captured. Arthur was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service Number 496961


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 27 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45827891
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ens Arthur Wesley Hanton (8 Oct 1925–10 Aug 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45827891, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .