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Hanson. Pvt. George L.

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Pvt. George Lawrence Hanson 
Born: 13 August 1921 – Maywood, Illinois 
Parents: Henry F. Hanson & Alma Rappold-Hanson 
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers 
– his brother, Roy, was killed in an accident in 1939 
Hometown: 
– 1302 North Eleventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
Education:  
– Lincoln School, Maywood  
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1941 
– left before class graduated 
Occupation: machinist – American Can Company – Maywood, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 February 1942
Contact Person: Alma Hanson – mother
Inducted:  
– 1 April 1944 
– U.S. Army 
Serial Number: 36967915
Training: 
– Camp Cook 
Unit: 463rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division 
Overseas: 10 November 1944 
– left the United States from Boston
Disembarked: 17 November 1944 – England
– 29 November 1944 – unit assigned to VIII Corps, 1st United States Army, 12th Army Group
– 6 December 1944 – arrived in France
Engagements: 
– France 
– Rhineland Champaign
– 16 December 1944 – relieved and reassigned
– 20 December 1944 – XVIII Airborne Corps, 1st United States Army, 12th Army Group
– sent to Luxembourg, Germany
– Ardennes-Alsace Champaign 
– also known as the Battle of the Bulge
Captured: 
– Battle of the Bulge 
– the battle started 16 December 1944
– his division was attacked and overrun division 
– wounded 
– Prisoner of War – 19 December 1944
– 28 March 1945 – reported as POW 
Died: 
– 17 April 1945 
– POW Camp – Wunsidal, Germany 
Memorial Service:
– 29 July 1945 
– First Congregational Church – Maywood, Illinois
Buried: 
– Ardennes American Military Cemetery – Neupre, Belgium 
– Plot: C Row: 38 Grave: 20 

 

 

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