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Gerald E Hansen


Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



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    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31485 'OLD IRONSIDES'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/10/43; Gr Island 21/11/43; La Guardia 29/11/43; New York 1/12/43; Presque Is 2/12/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-X] Deenethorpe 6/1/44; RAF Stornaway 5/4/44, ret grp 6/4/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 9/6/45; Syracuse 10/6...

  • 42-37981

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/11/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-P] Deenethorpe 3/12/43; Missing in Action Leipzig 7/7/44 with Jim Neill, Co-pilot: Elbert Hammond, Navigator: Alby Roddy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Moore, Radio...

  • 42-97073

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Alexandra 12/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-N] Deenethorpe 23/3/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Vince Kaminski, Bombardier: Dee Black, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Agee, Radio Operator...

  • 42-97600

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/1/44; Langley 26/1/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 91BG Bassingbourn 27/4/44; transferred 351BG [ -Y] Polebrook 14/6/44; 614BS/401BG [IW-Y] Deenethorpe 20/8/44; 613BS [IN-Y]. ...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


Event Location Date
Based Deenethorpe March 1944 – September 1944

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK September 1944

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).


Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 12:46:19 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:20 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /