Hansford, Clarence M., Pvt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 745, 45th Infantry Division
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Kerens
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Nov 20, 1996
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PVT CLARENCE M. HANSFORD WAS A FARMER BEFORE BEING DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY ON 10 SEPTEMBER 1943. HE SERVED OVERSEAS WITH "L" COMPANY, 180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION FROM 22 APRIL 1944 TO 24 DECEMBER 1944. ON 10 MARCH 1945 PVT HANSFORD WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED. HE RETURNED TO WEST VIRIGNIA WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL HIS DEATH ON 20 NOVEMBER 1996. CLARENCE IS BURIED IN THE PARSONS FAMILY CEMETERY, IN THE SHAVERS FORK AREA OF PARSONS, TUCKER COUNTY, WV.
   
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WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
Start Year
1943
End Year
1944

Description
(Naples-Foggia Campaign 18 Aug 1943-21 Jan 1944 (Air); 9 Sep 1943-21 Jan 1944 (Ground) After Allied bombardment of communications and airfields in Italy, Montgomery crossed the Strait of Messina on 3 September 1943 and started northward. Five days later Eisenhower announced that the Italian Government had surrendered. Fifth Army, under Clark, landed at Salerno on g September and managed to stay despite furious counterattacks. By 18 September the Germans were withdrawing northward. On 27 September Eighth Army occupied the important airfields of Foggia, and on I October Fifth Army took Naples. As the Allies pushed up the peninsula, the enemy slowed the advance and brought it to a halt at the Gustav Line.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Aug 31, 2012
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Armored Division

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  163 Also There at This Battle:
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Baxter, Everett, T/5, (1941-1945)
  • Blalock, Dennis Ferrell, COL, (1941-1970)
  • Eatman, Harold Lee, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Eddy, George, T/5, (1942-1945)
  • Fisco, Richard, S/Sgt
  • McEldowney, Paul Sterling, Pvt, (1942-1945)
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