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S/SGT  Williams S. HANLEY

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: ROG

 Cpl William Hanley, ROG on the Morin crew. POW shot down on 31 DEC 44 Hamburg mission. Morin Crew Information 

SERIAL #: 32879842 STATUS: POW
MACR: 11358 CR: 11358

Comments1: 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG (EAC - CRASHED AT EMDEN)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW
            A/C #43-38459 CARGO FOR MARGO LD-V   MACR #11358,  MICRO - FICHE #4179

2ND LT JOHN F. MORIN                      P POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG
2ND LT ANTHONY B.DESILVIO           CP NOC (taken off Crew when he RFS on a Berlin Mission)
2ND LT ALFRED L. LETOURNEAU      NAV POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG
2ND LT EMIL M. NAWOJ                BOM POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG
CPL WILLIAM S. HANLEY              ROG POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG TAPS: 1 JAN 1975
CPL GEORGE J. KOULOUTPANIS       TTE POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG TAPS:  16 NOV 1990
CPL BILLIE F. WRIGHT                  BTG POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG
CPL JACKIE R. AUDRAIN                 WG NOC     TAPS:  09 SEP 1986
CPL WILLIAM B. BERRY                  WG POW 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG TAPS:  1986
CPL DALE S. BROWN                      TG KIA 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG

418th Sqdn.  Crew Joined the 100th Group on 5/10/44. See SOC p.88.

"Morin's A/C #459 "CARGO FOR MARGO"  dropped back and lost altitude after first fighter 
attack. Pilot was heard on VHF at 1250 hours saying he had two wounded men aboard 
but might be forced to ditch. Said he would try to reach Holland,and had 
gasoline for one hours flying."   Lt Morin had to Crash land in a field near Emden, 
4km North of Westerhusen. Crew was on its 15th Mission. 

Lt. Louis C. Ciriegio from the 'W.V. McGuire crew was flying in place of Tony 
DeSilvo and became a POW.  Lt John Clark from Lt Blanding Crew flew one 
mission with this crew on December 24, 1944.

LT WILLIAM V. McGUIRE               P CPT 8 MAR 45 GIESSEN, MY (S.T.)
F/O LOUIS C. CIRIEGIO                CP POW 31 DEC 44  HAMBURG  TAPS: 1972
CPL CHARLES F. LANG               ROG CPT 8 MAR 45 GIESSEN, MY (S.T.)
CPL WILLIAM L. MaGEE              TTE CPT 8 MAR 45 GIESSEN, MY (S.T.) TAPS: 20 MAY 1982
CPL ELVIN L. SWIN                 BTG CPT 8 MAR 45 GIESSEN, MY (S.T.) TAPS: 23 NOV 1979
CPL OTTO E. LEIGHTON             WG CPT 8 FEB 45 DOES NOT MATCH A MISSION DATE
CPL GAIL H. DAUGHERTY           WG NOC
CPL HAROLD L. PARKINSON        TG CPT 8 MAR 45 GIESSEN, MY (S.T.) TAPS: 24 JUL 1966

418thTH SQDN...CREW, AS ABOVE, JOINED THE 100TH ON 09 JUL 1944

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Hambug DATE: 1944-12-31  
AIRCRAFT: "Cargo for Margo" (43-38459) CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 2153