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Hanlen, Paul M.

Date of birth:
June 30th, 1919 (Saint Louis/Missouri, United States)
Date of death:
November 30th, 2013
Service number:
17 133 572
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Paul M. Hanlen was called up for duty on December 13th, 1942 and entered military service on February 23rd, 1943. He served with 881st Bombardment Squadron, 500th Bombardment Group, 73rd Bombardment Wing (Very Heavy).
Paul Hanlen served in the Pacific as Airplane Sheet Metal Worker between August 14th, 1944 and November 18th, 1945. He was honorably discharged on Decempber 30th, 1945 at the Jefferson Barracks Separation Center.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1943

Awarded with clasps for "PISTOL" (15 September 1943) en "CARBINE" (3 March 1944).
Marksman Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
881st Bombardment Squadron, 500th Bombardment Group, U.S. Army Air Forces
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1945
Honorable Service Lapel Button / Honorable Discharge Emblem
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
881st Bombardment Squadron, 500th Bombardment Group, U.S. Army Air Forces
Awarded on:
1945
Awarded with three bronze campaign stars for "AIR OFFENSIVE JAPAN", "WESTERN PACIFIC" and "EASTERN MANDATES".
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

Sources

  • Photo 1: Mike Hanlen
  • - Service Record and Report of Separation, Honorable Discharge
    - Legacy.com

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