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..

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 449th Bomb Group 718th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-749699
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: White Fang
  • Unit: 449th Bomb Group 718th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New Holstein, WI 2 April 1921 Son of Harvey C and Agatha [Schreiter] Hansen.

Enlisted

Milwaukee, WI 24 September 1942 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Other

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

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 14 January 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died

Chilton, WI 15 November 1999

Buried/ Commemorated

New Holstein City Cemetery, New Holstein, WI 18 November 1999 New Holstein City Cemetery New Holstein, Calumet County, WI

Based

Grottaglie 14 January 1944 Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF.