Donald F. Hahn

Recent Address: Lewiston, NY and Bloomington, IN
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Family Info: Wife: Maribelle and Mary Lou; Parents: Frederick and Lena; Sons: Gary, Richard, Robert, Jeff; Daughers: Diane, Charlene
Hometown: Waterville, OH
Date Entered Service: December 1, 1942
Service Number: 15354186
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 395th
Location of Unit: Pratt, KS
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Hump Missions:
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, among others
Service Schools:
MOS: Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 44-70094 - B Sweet IV and others as part of William Schall's crew
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Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged: September, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Thoughts About the 58th: On the Yawata mission of August 20th 1944, the air crew had to bail out over China, was rescued and hidden by the Chinese, and returned over the Himalaya Mountains to their base in India. Donald kept the parachute that saved his life, shipped it home to his fiancée, Maribelle Fischer, who had her wedding dress made from that silk parachute. The dress has also served as the wedding gown for his daughter, Diane, and his daughter-in-law, Sandy. On a seam of the wedding dress remains a permanent inscription: “US Army Air Force.”
Comments: Mr. Hahn passed away on August 10, 2012. He is buried at the Wakemen Cemetery in Waterville, OH.
Donald Hahn
Donald Hahn

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