Hansen, Leslie H., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
597-Antiaircraft Artillery Machine Gun Crewman, SP
Last MOS Group
Air Defense Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Corporal



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fairbury
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Sep 28, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Netherlands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Netherlands Orange Lanyard Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Basic Parachutist (2 Combat Jumps)

Rifle
AA Artillery
Machine Gun

 
 Unit Assignments
82nd Division Artillery/80th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion82nd Airborne Division
  1942-1944, 82nd Division Artillery/80th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion
  1942-1944, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Combat Operations in the ETO
  Sep 28, 2015, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Les Hansen served with E Battery, 80th Airbourne Anti AIrcraft Battalion, 82nd Airborne.

He had enlisted at Camp Grant, Illinois on 24 Mrch 1942.

He was killed during Operation Market Garden in combat with a German tank.

He was interred in Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands, Plot P, Row 1, Grave 8
   
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