Hansen, Louis Dale, RM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
RM-0000-Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Primary Unit
1941-1942, RM-0000, VS-6
Service Years
1940 - 1942
RM-Radioman

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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
American Falls, ID
Last Address
American Falls, ID

Casualty Date
Jun 04, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Neeley Cemetery - American Falls, Idaho
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

RM2 Louis Dale Hansen and his pilot, ENS John C. Lough, along with other aircraft of Enterprise's (CV-6) air group including Scouting Squadron Six (VS-6) attacked the Japanese carrier striking force at Midway on the morning of 4 June 1942. Their plane failed to return from their mission. First reported as missing in action on 04 Jun 1942, both crewman were presumed dead one year and one day later, 5 Jun 1943.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3684916

Distinguished Flying Cross
Awarded for Action During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Radioman Second Class
Battalion: Scouting Squadron
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 313 (April 1943)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Radioman Second Class Louis Dale Hansen (NSN: 3684916), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Gunner of an airplane in a Scouting Squadron in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Battle of Midway, 4 to 6 June 1942. With heroic and meritorious devotion to duty, he rendered valuable assistance to his pilot by detailing continuous specific and comprehensive information concerning the disposition and movements of enemy Japanese units. His courage and cool determination in carrying out this vital task in the face of furious and repeated attacks were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
NAS San DiegoUSS Enterprise (CV-6)VS-6
  1940-1941, S2c-0000, NAS San Diego
  1941-1942, RM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1941-1942, RM-0000, VS-6
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
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