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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: USAAF

Service ID: 32518092

Service Rank:  Staff Sergeant

Duties: Bombardier

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:


VA status:

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.

HANSON, John Patrick


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