ensign Winthrop Hanawalt held for ice cream ransom-Gettysburg Compiler-p.1-8 Sep 1945

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ensign Winthrop Hanawalt held for ice cream ransom-Gettysburg Compiler-p.1-8 Sep 1945 - She ENS. HANAWALT HELD FOR IGE CREAM RANSOM...
She ENS. HANAWALT HELD FOR IGE CREAM RANSOM When the Helldiver of Ens. Wiri- throp R. Hanawalt, son of Mr. and Mrs W. C. Hanawalt, Baltimore street, was hit by machinegun fire over the Inland sea on March 18, and and he was forced down in the of made the water to be picked up shortly thereafter thereafter by a U S. destro\er, he was held for ransom by the crew. . , . ; The ransom, which was paid by the carrier to which he was attached, attached, was 25 gallons of ice cream. being fliei% he ^ ne i d lm tii his ship forks "It's the custom," Hanawalt ex- about , plained to friends after his return OTll to this country. "Destroyers are small to carry ice cream machines so when they pick up a downed i over 25 gallons of ice cream i "tt'Ins Two Crosses I Ensign Hanawalt was a member ! of Air Group 9, attached to Ad- j miral Mitscher's famed Task Force i 58 With his group he took part ! the first Navy raid on. Tokyo in ' February- for which he was the Distinguished Plying Cross. He won the cross again for flying 20 Mc- been missions in that area. He then awarded the Navy Cross for a direct hit on the Jap light cruiser Agano. when she was running escort for battleship Yamato on April 7 On his theater ribbons Ens. Hanawalt wears stars for the Two Jima. and Okinawa campaigns. Hanawalt won his wings at Christi. was sent overseas in Oc- for I tober, 1944, and first saw February of this year Since he was returned to the states this summer, he visited briefly briefly here and then reported to Norfolk Norfolk from where he was sent to Jersey. He had been selected to serve as a "key" pilot in the formation of a new air group to return to the Pacific under the leadership the experienced battle-wise officer. officer. Whether the end of the war will change those orclers is not known here

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  2. 08 Sep 1945, Sat,
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  • ensign Winthrop Hanawalt held for ice cream ransom-Gettysburg Compiler-p.1-8 Sep 1945

    blessingmoore – 09 Apr 2013

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