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SGT Fearon J Hanlon

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SGT Fearon J Hanlon

Birth
Minnesota, USA
Death 12 Oct 1944 (aged 27)
Osnabrück, Stadtkreis Osnabrück, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot C-22, 0, 12761
Military ,
Memorial ID 748347 View Source
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Sergeant, 786th Bomb Squadron, 466th Bomb Group, U.S. Army Air Forces, World War II.

Ball Turret Gunner aboard B-24H Liberator #42-94974, nicknamed "Off Limit's Again."
Shot down by anti aircraft artillery flak and crashed near Osnabrück, Germany.

All ten crew members were killed. MACR 9488.

Killed In Action were:

2nd Lt. Quinton E Bailey, Pilot
Flt. Off. Jack P. Watters, Co-pilot [name not found-see below]
2nd Lt. Paul Baus, Jr, Bombardier
2nd Lt. Thomas P Chavis, Navigator
S/Sgt. Wallace Faires, Left Waist Gunner
Sgt. Fearon J Hanlon, Ball Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. William N Hergenhan, Right Waist Gunner
T/Sgt. Stanley T Hittner, Radio Operator
T/Sgt. William C Jaeger, Flight Engineer
Sgt. Herminio J Rodriguez, Tail Gunner

*The Missing Air Crew Report lists the co-pilot as Flight Officer Jack P. Watters, ASN T-3146. A NARA record for a Jack P. Watters has not been located. So it is uncertain who was the actual co-pilot.
First Lieutenant William R. Watters, who is on the headstone with the others interred in a group burial in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, was on another flight that was shot down on the same date at the same location. So the original report has an error.

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Entered the service from Minnesota; ASN 20753112.
Enlisted at Morris, MN, February 10, 1941.

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