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Robert R. Hansen, the son of J.M. Hansen of Corcoran, was lost at sea on a training flight out of Westover Field, Mass., in December, 1943. He was a graduate of the Corcoran Union High School, class of 1936. Later he attended Menlo Junior College and the University of Oregon. Prior to his entry into the service in December, 1942, he was a law student at Hastings. After being commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Corps in Stockton, he served at several fields in the United States.
The Fresno Bee Republican
Tuesday, December 14, 1943
Corcoran Flier's Plane Is Missing
New York--- A widespread air and land search was in progress today for a heavy bomber missing from Westover Field, Mass.
The base commanding officer announced the bomber took off from the air base late Sunday on a combat training flight.
Officers and men aboard the plane include:
Second Lieutenant William P. Masters, Route 2, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Second Lieutenant Robert R. Hansen, Dairy Avenue, Corcoran, Calif.
Sergeant Dean G. McCaffrey, 3610 Fourth Street, Tulsa, Okla.
Next of kin of the missing fliers have been notified.
Hansen is a son of Supervisor Jess M. Hansen and Mrs. Hansen of Corcoran. He was born in Corcoran and attended the schools in that city before entering the Oregon State College. He left college to become an aviation cadet and received his commission at Stockton Field.
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