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Robert O Hansen

Military

Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2070

Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME..

Service

People

  • Harold Pickard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070 Awards: AM, PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 449th Bomb Group

    449th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 449th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May at Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona.[2] its original components were the 716th,[3] 717th,[4] 718th,[5] and 719th Bombardment Squadrons.[6] ...

  • 718th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28606 'White Fang'

    B-24 Liberator
    An original cadre ship acquired 27-Oct-43 and assigned to Pickard’s crew who flew her overseas in Dec-43. The ship with Pickard’s crew aboard was downed over Mostar, Yugoslavia, on 14-Jan-44. She was hit by bombs dropped from another B-24 overhead in...

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Events

Event Location Date
Born New Holstein, WI 2 April 1921

Son of Harvey C and Agatha [Schreiter] Hansen.

Enlisted Milwaukee, WI 24 September 1942

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Based Grottaglie 1943 – 14 January 1944

Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Mostar, Yugoslavia 14 January 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2070

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 14 January 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Chilton, WI 15 November 1999
Buried New Holstein City Cemetery, New Holstein, WI 18 November 1999

New Holstein City Cemetery
New Holstein,
Calumet County, WI

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2020 11:11:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/record/89604543-robert-o-hansen
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38954357/robert-o-hansen

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