Hansen, Louis Dale, RM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
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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  1941-1942, RM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)


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USS Enterprise (CV-6)

Hull number CV-6

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Aircraft Carrier

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RM Mundy, Robert, RMC -Deceased 

Last Updated: Feb 3, 2019
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USS Enterprise (CV-6)

Hogge, Herbert Graham, CPO, (1924-1952) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Miller, William Cicero, PO1, (1937-1941) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bergeron, Dallas Joseph, PO1, (1940-1944) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cohn, Mitchell, PO3 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
Davis, Arthur C., ADM, (1915-1955) OFF 131X Captain
Hardison, Osborne Bennett, VADM, (1915-1954) OFF 131X Captain
Kane, William Richard, CAPT, (1933-1957) OFF 131X Commander
Anderson, Edward Lee, CAPT, (1932-1968) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Crouter, Mark H., CDR, (1919-1942) OFF 144X Lieutenant Commander
Jackson, Andrew McBurney, VADM, (1930-1969) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Martin, William, VADM, (1929-1967) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Massey, Lance Edward, LCDR, (1930-1942) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
McClusky, Clarence, RADM, (1926-1956) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Young, Merle Newcomer, CAPT, (1940-1966) OFF 410X Lieutenant Commander
Best, Richard H., LCDR, (1932-1944) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Check, Leonard Joseph, LCDR, (1939-1945) OFF 131X Lieutenant
DICKINSON, Clarence E. (WW II), RADM OFF 131X Lieutenant
Edwards, Thomas Elbert, LT, (1937-1943) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Mehle, Roger William, RADM, (1937-1970) OFF 131X Lieutenant
O'Hare, Edward Henry, LCDR, (1933-1943) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Vejtasa, Stanley Winfield, CAPT, (1938-1970) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Welch, Vivian W., LT OFF 131X Lieutenant
Allen, Eric, LTJG, (1938-1941) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Burnett, Howard Reason, LT, (1940-1944) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Coolbaugh, Walter Wesley, LTJG, (1940-1942) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Hebel, Federick, LTJG OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Rhodes, Raleigh Ernest, CDR, (1940-1961) OFF 000X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Barnes, Doyle Clayton, ENS, (1933-1942) OFF 131X Ensign
Dexter, James Campbell, ENS, (1937-1942) OFF 131X Ensign
Fields, Marshall, LCDR, (1942-1944) OFF 110X Ensign
Gonzalez, Manuel, ENS OFF 131X Ensign
Shelton, James Arnold, ENS, (1940-1942) OFF 131X Ensign
Teaff, Perry, ENS, (1938-1945) OFF 131X Ensign
Vogt Jr., John, ENS OFF 131X Ensign
Herring, Carlyle, CPO, (1938-1958) BM BM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Krenik, Raymond J., CPO, (1941-1971) Pho PhoM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Gaido, Bruno Peter, PO1, (1940-1942) AMM AMM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Kronberger, Robert Samuel, LCDR, (1935-1970) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
McAnn, Donald Roy, PO1, (1932-1942) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Monteith, Clyde Allen, PO1, (1940-1946) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Oran, Quentin Ferret, CPO, (1937-1946) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stambaugh, William Henry, PO1, (1941-1942) ARM ARM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Thornal Sr., Fayette, PO1, (1941-1946) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Whittington, Champ Hansen, PO1, (1942-1945) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Camp, William Henry, PO2, (1939-1942) AOM AOM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Faber, Thomas George, PO2, (1940-1942) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Pinckney, William, PO1, (1938-1946) Ck SC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Read, Robert Frederic, PO2, (1939-1942) Pho PhoM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Church, Vernon Roy, CPO, (1941-1964) AMM AMM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gatewood, Andrew Lee, PO1, (1941-1948) Ck SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hilbert, Ernest Lenard, PO3, (1940-1942) AOM AOM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Norberg, Willard, PO2, (1941-1947) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Noyes, Proctor, PO1, (1942-1945) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Williams, Odell, CPO, (1936-1956) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Price, William Leslie, PO3, (1940-1942) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Nockold, Louis, CDR, (1941-1972) 00 8278 Seaman

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