Hansen, Louis Dale, RM2c

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

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Casualty Info
Home Town
American Falls, ID
Last Address
American Falls, ID

Casualty Date
Jun 04, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Pacific Ocean
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.

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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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2019
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A division of SBD-3 Dauntless dive-bombers of USS Enterprise's VS-6
29 Members Also There at Same Time

Miller, William Cicero, PO1, (1937-1941) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stambaugh, William Henry, PO1, (1941-1942) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cohn, Mitchell, PO3, (1939-1941) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Craig, David Bruce, PO3, (1940-1942) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jeck, Frederick Charles, PO3, (1941-1942) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kozelek, Leonard, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Pierce, Signey, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Allen, Edward Henry, LT, (1931-1942) OFF 131X Lieutenant
DICKINSON, Clarence E. (WW II), RADM OFF 131X Lieutenant
Outlaw, Edward Cobb, RADM, (1931-1969) OFF 000X Lieutenant
Dexter, James Campbell, ENS, (1937-1942) OFF 131X Ensign
Gonzalez, Manuel, ENS OFF 131X Ensign
Lough, John Cady, ENS, (1940-1942) OFF 000X Ensign
Micheel, Vernon Larsen, CAPT, (1940-1972) OFF 131X Ensign
Teaff, Perry, ENS, (1938-1945) OFF 131X Ensign
Vammen, Clarence Earl, ENS, (1941-1942) OFF 131X Ensign
Vogt Jr., John, ENS OFF 131X Ensign
Willis, Walter Michael, ENS, (1939-1941) OFF Ensign
Gaido, Bruno Peter, PO1, (1940-1942) AMM AMM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stambaugh, William Henry, PO1, (1941-1942) ARM ARM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Clark, M. W., PO2, (1940-1942) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ducolon, Fred John, Cox, (1938-1941) COX COX-0000 Coxswain
Ware, Charles Rollins, LT, (1929-1942) OFF Lieutenant
Fogg, Carlton, LTJG, (1937-1942) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Ware, Charles Rollins, LT, (1929-1942) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Jaccard, Richard Alonzo, ENS, (1940-1942) OFF Ensign
O'Flaherty, Frank Woodrow, ENS, (1940-1942) OFF Ensign
Peiffer, Carl David, ENS, (1940-1942) OFF Ensign
Roberts, John Quincy, ENS, (1940-1942) OFF Ensign
Shelton, James Arnold, ENS, (1940-1942) OFF Ensign
Thornal Sr., Fayette, PO1, (1941-1946) Petty Officer Third Class

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