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Herman Henry Sancken


Herman Sancken, WWII

Recent Address:

Albany, GA

Email:

 

Family Information:

Wife: Jean; Children: Dodie, Carrie, Connie

Hometown:

Columbia, GA

Date Entered Service:

 

Service Number:

O-420478

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th

Location of Unit:

Salina, KS

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

 

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

Pilot - original crew

Rank Upon Discharge:

Major

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6274 - Lady Hamilton - flew the plane from Kansas to India in April 1944.  42-24542 - Lady Hamilton II

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

He was manager of Sancken's Albany Dairy Plant and president of Sancken and Associates. He attended Iowa State College, where he majored in dairy engineering, and later transferred to the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a degree in business administration. He was president of Dougherty County Cancer Society, Radium Springs Country Club and Albany Board of Realtors. He also coached little league baseball for many years.

Comments:

Mr. Sancken passed away April 27, 1999.  He is buried at Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville, GA.

 


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