321stBG,447thBS, Lt James A Hanlon, Jr. Pilot
# 12010072 25 Feb. 1941 James A Hanlon, Jr.
James flew most of his Combat Missions (and first) in the 310th Bomb Group, 380th BS........
JAMES was transferred FROM the 310th Bomb Group, 380th Bomb Squadron TO the 321st BG and 447th BS;
Tuesday, 9 November 1943
447th BS War Diary:No Mission---Today a General Order, Hq. 15th Air Force, dated Nov. 3 came through awarding the Silver Star to S/Sgt. Aage E. Jensen for gallantry in action during a raid July 5.Excerpts form the Order: “…although unprotected from the terrific slipstream and suffering from severe injuries, this non-commissioned officer insisted in remaining at his post. ----His unselfish devotion to duty and personal resourcefulness has upheld the highest traditions of the Army Air Force”.5 officers and 5 E/M were transferred here today from the 310th B.G. They are:Officers: ****1st Lt. J.A. Hanlon *****************************
MISSION 1 in the 447th BS; A/C No.42-32450 “Lumber Wagon” on 14 Nov. 1943
Mission TWO A/C No.41-13175“The Saint Myrtle II” (returned early) 16 Nov. 1943
Mission THREE A/C No.42-32450 “Lumber Wagon” 18 Nov. 1943
FOUR; A/C No.42-64694 “Yankee Girl” 26 Nov. 1943
FIVE; (as 1st Pilot) A/C No.42-64695 27 Nov. 1943
SIX; A/C No.41-13181 “The Sophisticated Lady” 28 Nov. 1943
7- Monday,29 NovemberA/C 41-13181 "The Sophisticated Lady"
(LAST 447th MISSION; Friday, 28 January 1944 )
Owner: Barbi Ennis Connolly
Size: 2 items