HANSEN, CHARLES E., Major, # 0-393115, USAAF

 

Charles E. Hansen was born on 7 July 1914 in Osceola, Polk Co., Nebraska to Charles Hansen (1876-1943) (born 22 May 1877, Denmark – emigratd 1886 – naturalized) and Olive “Ollie” Adeliza (Glenn) Hansen (1882-1955) (IL) (married 28 November 1906, Hildreth, NE). Sibling included Ruth Glenn (Hansen) Black (1908-1975). In 1930 his cousin, Henriette Marie (Hansen) Jetter (1907-1991) was living with them. His father owned a sandwich shop. Persons descended from Olive Adeliza (Glenn) Hansen are eligible for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution – Bedford County, Pennsylvania militia Private Archibald Glenn). On 26 May 1940 he married Jean Elizabeth Mehlhof in Benton, Oregon.

 

After enlisting, he was selected as an aviation cadet. He completed extensive flight training and earned his commission and wings. He was selected for the B29 Superfortress. On 20 August 1944, a B-29, # 42-6330, “Fickle Finger of Fate” assigned to 20th Air Force, 444th Bomb Group, 676th Bomb Squadron (Very Heavy), departed Kwanghan, China, for a bombing mission against the target of the iron works in Yawata, Japan. The B-29 crashed into a cliff near its base in China after the mission and eleven of the twelve-man crew was killed. The unit earned the Distinguished Unit Citation (ribbon) for the Yawata raid. His remains were recovered from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, mausoleum, Row C, Grave 3, and buried in Arlington National Cemetery on 12 November 1947 (Sec. 12, Grave 3112). He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

HEINBAUGH, HAROLD HOY, First Lieutenant, # 0-687591, USAAF

 

Harold H. Heinbaugh was born on 7 May 1922 in Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, to Roy Ulsh Heinbaugh (1890-1961) and Dora E. Heinbaugh (1890-1955). Siblings included Theodore Andrew Heinbaugh (1919-    ), Ruth Elizabeth (Heinbaugh) Hoy (1924-1965), Anna Marie (Heinbaugh) Kreishner nee Brandt nee Carpenter (1925-2003), Mary E. Heinbaugh (1928-    ) (on 2 Oct. 1951, U.S. Passport # 511469, she departed New York on the M.S. Gripsholm for Bremerhaven for two months travel). On 31 October 1942 he was married to Kathryn Madalyn (Muggio) Heinbaugh (1921-   ); of Dataldo Muggio and Violet Muggio, Millersburg, PA. Theodore A. Heinbaugh was last shown to live at 2008 Eagle St., Baltimore, Maryland.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on 3 February 1942. He completed extensive flight training and earned his commission and wings. He was selected for the B29 Superfortress. On 20 August 1944, a B-29, # 42-6330, “Fickle Finger of Fate” assigned to 20th Air Force, 444th Bomb Group, 676th Bomb Squadron (Very Heavy), departed Kwanghan, China, for a bombing mission against the target of the iron works in Yawata, Japan.