Hanlan, Lee D., T/Sgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
684-Airplane Power Plant Mechanic
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 684, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Technical Sergeant

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 06, 1944
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Honorably Discharged WW II

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World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments
USAAF 12th Army Air Force
  1942-1944, 684, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II
  1942-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
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Last Known Activity

T/Sgt. Lee "Leo" D. Hanlan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hanlan of Gore, Va. was killed in action in an airplane accident in Corsica on May 6, 1944.  T/Sgt. Hanlan was born in Pierce on 23 Novemeber 1919.  He entered the U.S. Army Air Force in Elkins as an airplane mechanic on 28 February 1942.  He trained in Santa Monica, Califonrnia and Battle Creek Michigan.  He was in the North Africa campaign and spent fifteen months in Sicily.

The 488th BS war diary for May 6th 1944 carries this entry:
“Ship on test hop crashed into mountain, Lts. Kelly and Gregory and T/Sgt Hanlan, the test
crew, all killed. This it should be noted is the first time that the 488th since its inception, through all the training in the States and right up to date, has lost a plane or any personnel in anything but combat.”


Lee D. Hanlan

Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces

Service # 15075687

488th Bomber Squadron, 340th Bomber Group, Medium

Entered the Service from: West Virginia
Died: 6-May-44
Buried at: Plot B Row 3 Grave 25
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy
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