HANSEN [DFC], Edwin Harold

" Warrant Officer Hansen has taken part in many operational flights and has consistently displayed exceptional skill in gunnery and tactics. One night in June,1944 his aircraft was attacked by enemy aircraft but W/Off Hansen's accurate fire caused the enemy to break up the engagement and crash. In the face of enemy opposition, his calm courage has been highly commendable."Hansen was the sole survivor of the crash of Lancaster NE165 (83sq. RAF), piloted by G/C Caron Evans-Evans.

Last Name
HANSEN [DFC]
Given Names
Edwin Harold
Service Number
415648
Distinguished Flying Cross
YES
Date of Birth
26/06/1923
Birth Location
Kalgoolie Western Australia
Enlistment Date
07/12/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth W.A.
Course Details
WAGS Course 25
Intake Date
30/04/1942
Finish Date
21/09/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
22/02/1946 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
1654 COM
Rank
Flying Officer
Notes

" Warrant Officer Hansen has taken part in many operational flights and has consistently displayed exceptional skill in gunnery and tactics. One night in June,1944 his aircraft was attacked by enemy aircraft but W/Off Hansen's accurate fire caused the enemy to break up the engagement and crash. In the face of enemy opposition, his calm courage has been highly commendable."Hansen was the sole survivor of the crash of Lancaster NE165 (83sq. RAF), piloted by G/C Caron Evans-Evans.

NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1 WAGS - HANSEN Edwin Harold - 415648
1 WAGS - HANSEN Edwin Harold - 415648
1 WAGS - HANSEN Edwin Harold - 415648 Enlistment
1 WAGS - HANSEN Edwin Harold - 415648
1 WAGS - HANSEN Edwin Harold - 415648 Citation

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial