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Haywood Shepherd Hansell Jr

Military

He worked under Eisenhower and Spaatz. He was experienced in Intelligence. He was the one who selected the crew of the 'Memphis Belle' to go back to America. One of the most important founders of the Strategic Heavy Bombing method. He helped formulate the daylight precision bombing at Air Corps Tactical School.

Air Medal, DFC, Silver Star

Service

People

  • William Berkeley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Staff | 303rd Bomb Group
    Served as Aide-de-Camp to BG Hayward S. Hansell.

  • Arthur Vanaman

    Military | Major General | Command Pilot, Combat Observer, A-2 Berlin 1938-41, AWPD-42 Secretary of Air, Ultra-cleared, POW | 379th Bomb Group
    Hazebruck, France (marshalling yards) 27 June 1944 mission. 'Big Barn Smell,' had #4 engine on fire, four of the crew bailed out by order of the pilot and the remainder of the crew stayed with the Ship. The flames went out and the ship landed safely in...

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Units served with

  • Headquarters (8th Air Force)

    Headquarters (8th Air Force)


    8th Air Force Headquarters opened in London under the command of General Carl A Spaatz on 19 June 1942. It oversaw all Commands, Wings and Groups engaged in the Strategic Bombing Campaign until February 1944, when it became US Strategic Air Forces in...

  • 1st Combat Bomb Wing

Events

Event Location Date
Born 20 Ingalls Rd, Fort Monroe, VA 23651, USA 28 September 1903
Bachelor of Science Degree Georgia, USA 1924

GeorgiaTech

Commissioned 28 February 1929
Assigned 27 August 1942 – 31 December 1942

Officer in Charge, Air Section, HQ European Theater of Operations (ETO)

Based Brampton Grange 1 January 1943 – 15 June 1943

Commander, 1st Combat Bomb Wing

Retired 31 December 1946
Buried AF Academy

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2018 02:22:40 bombercommand Changes to unit associations
Sources

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE 1942-1945 by Russell A. Strong

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2018 02:21:35 bombercommand Changes to events
Sources

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE 1942-1945 by Russell A. Strong

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2018 02:20:23 bombercommand Changes to middlename, highest rank and events
Sources

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE 1942-1945 by Russell A. Strong

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2017 23:57:27 bombercommand Changes to service number and highest rank
Sources

UPL30577

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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