HANSON, John Patrick
Name: John Patrick HANSON
Born 28 July 1914
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 30
Died 28 May 1959 in Dover, New Jersey, age 44
Service ID: 32518092
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, 548th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Great Ashfield, Suffolk UK
Aircraft: B-17G 42-31295
Date shot down: 4 February 1944
Fate of crew: 5 captured immediately, 5 evaded; one evader captured (Hanson).
Evasion summary: Shifted in a group including CHALOT from Liege, Belgium to the Picourt network and on to Paris.
Date captured: 7 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested in Paris with CHALOT and LIGHT.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78280
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Center Compound
Kriege ID: 8170
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to:
Notes on internment:
Liberation: Liberated from SVIIA on 29 April 1945 by units of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: With other airmen met overseas, he founded a takeout food service in Brooklyn Heights, New York, called The Flying Fort.