Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Leslie Hanna


   Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hanna, of Gladwin, were among 13 next of kin of Michigan Army Air Forces heroes who received decorations for feats of their fighting men at a cermony at the Post Gymnasium at Selfridge Field Saturday at 5 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Hanna received the Air Medal in behalf of their son Sgt. Leslie J. Hanna, who has been reported killed in action over occupied Europe. The citation accompanying the medal reads as follows:

   "The Air Medal was awarded Sgt. Leslie J. Hanna for exceptionally meritorious achievement while participating in five separate bomber combat missions over enemy occupied Continental Europe. The courage, coolness and skill displayed by Sgt. Hanna upon these ocassions reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

   "Sgt. Hann having mad the supreme sacrifice in defense of his country, presentation of the Air Medal is made to his father, Frank P. Hanna, of Gladwin." The presentation was made by Col. Bradford A. Shaw, base commander, Selfridge Field personnel and the 525th AAF Band participated in the ceremony.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
MI Sgt. 381 AAF. Bomb Group WWII
Publication Information
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Pub. Page
Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:1 C:8
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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