Hansford, Jay Edgar, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private First Class


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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hockerville
Last Address
Baxter Springs, Oklahoma

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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5th Corps


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D - Day FallenWorld War II Fallen
  1944, D - Day Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army
  1943-1944, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Jay Hansford served with A Company, 146th Combat Engineer Battalion. He was part of the initial landing group, serving with a demolition gapping team on Omaha Beach as part of Gap Team 1 in Dog Green zone on Omaha (29th Division landing zone), at Vierville sur Mer. He was killed during the landing.

He left a wife and daughter at his passing.

Note: The gapping teams were to destroy beach obstacles for following troop landing.
   
Comments/Citation
Note:  A full description of this group's action on D-Day can be found at the following site:
http://www.history.army.mil/html/reference/Normandy/TS/COE/COE15.htm

The Landings on Omaha and Utah, The Corps of Engineers: The War Against Germany, Chapter XV, pp. 319+.



Note: His father, Roy, had served in WWI.
   
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