Hannis, Thomas Richard

Individual Personnel Data
Name Hannis, Thomas Richard   
Rank Corporal / Sergeant
Serial Number 35316522   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #234 dated 28 November 1944, effective 28 November 1944.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 27 December 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Plot D Row 2 Grave 101
Additional Information
Promoted to Sergeant effective 11 December 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #243 dated 11 December 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Cook, Raymond DPilotTBD
2nd Lt. Leavitt, Philip NeldonCo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Walker, Roy JNavigatorTBD
SGT. Gustitus, Clarence Charles, "Gus"TogglierTBD
CPL. Hannis, Thomas RichardRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Dossett, Huston Robert, "PETE"Engineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Kangas, James Kermit, "Short Round"Ball Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Green, Forest Raymond, "Barrel"Tail GunnerWIA
CPL. Krupsky, Howard Clarence, "Krup"Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 4 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
240 18 December 1944 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Horham due to weather.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron. Sustained battle damage and attempted to land away at RAF Manston, Kent. Crashed into aircraft in the dispersal area and exploded, killing the entire crew.
Sortie Report

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