Leah Hanke

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Great Great Niece of Joseph F. Hanke, Jr who lost is lift in WWII on February 16, 1944 B-24H Liberator #42-52261, nicknamed "Jodey," 736th Bomb Squadron, 454th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, was hit by bombs from an above B-24, west of Massa Marittima, Italy, while on a mission to Cecina. The aircraft exploded in mid-air. All eleven crew aboard were killed:

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