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1Lt John 'Wesley' Hanson, Jr

1Lt John 'Wesley' Hanson, Jr

Birth
North Dakota, USA
Death 12 Dec 1945 (aged 25–26)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing - Army
Memorial ID 56788569 · View Source
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1ST LT USAAF WWII MIA-KIA
ASN O-434002
43rd BG, 64th B Sq
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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.



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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Montana.

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  • Maintained by: B24CoPilotNiece
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56788569
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt John 'Wesley' Hanson, Jr (1919–12 Dec 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56788569, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by B24CoPilotNiece (contributor 47391745) .