Lt James Hannon was a P-47 Fighter Pilot with the 79th FG and the 86th FS. Lt Hannon had 55 Combat Missions and was Shot-Down in the Po Valley of Northern Italy on 27 Jan. 1945 during WWII. His P-47 was named HOOSIER HOTSHOT.
James F. Hannon La Porte County, IN U.S. Army National Archives
1 LT James F. Hannon ID: O-705580
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: La Porte County, IN
""In an hostile sky The 79th FG over Tunisia,
Sicily, France and Italy" and have found it extremely interesting.
Here are some data related with the 79th FG's airman and aircaft in spoke:
January 27, 1945
1st Lt James F. Hannon
86th FS / 79th FG
P-47D 16-RE s/n 42-76018 nickname "HOOSIER HOTSHOT".
1st Lt Hannon was lost during an attack over a rail line (secondary
target, as the primary was obscured by clouds), due to bomb blast.
He attempted to bail out but the parachute was cought on the tail of his
P-47 when he managed to bail out; his body was found close to the
The plane ditched into the Marano lagoon (Udine, Friuli, at the NEast
corner of Italy).
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 15109344 NAME HANNON JAMES F
RESIDENCE: STATE INDIANA RESIDENCE: COUNTY LA PORTE
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT LA FAYETTE INDIANA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 13 Oct. 1942 Army Air Corps
NATIVITY INDIANA YEAR OF BIRTH 24 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP White, citizen
EDUCATION 5 1 year of college
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 Name: James F Hannon
Gender: Male Race: White Religion: Catholic Cemetery Name: Indiana
Disposition: According to next of kin Service Branch: Army
Rank: First Lieutenant Service Number: 705580
ANCESTRY.com James Frederick Hannon Birth 22 May 1924 in New Durham Twp., LaPorte County, Indiana ...Death 27 Jan 1945 in France, Military and Naval Forces, USA
Parents David Paul Hannon~1889 – 1957
Florence Warnke~1899 – 2000
Siblings; Living BROTHER William Hannon
Richard David Hannon~1922 –
David Garland Hannon~1925 – 2002
Patrick Thomas Hannon~1932 – 1998
1930 Census/New Durham/La Porte Co./Indiana
David P Hannon/Head of Household/40
LaPorte County Indiana Obit Index
Hannon, James F. Age: 21; Next of Kin: Florence _____ & D.P. Hannon; Published: 6/18/45
Veterans Buried at Pine Lake Cemetery Surnames of H to M
City of LaPorte, Indiana
Name: Hannon, James F - Address: RR 2, LaPorte, IN; Next of Kin NOK: parents - Mr. & Mrs. D.P. Hannon Address: LaPorte, IN Born: May, 22 1924 Birthplace: LaPorte, IN
Death Date: Jan 27, 1945 Date Buried: Nov 27, 1948 Grave & Lot: NA-NA ~ Section: Lakeside Catholic Branch of Service: US Army Air Force 79th Grp. 86th Fighter Squad
War Served: WW II Rank: Lieut. Enlisted: Mar 1943 Discharged: 1945
Type of Stone: Pvt Stone Flagholder: WW II
Burials for Pine Lake Cemetery
La Porte County, Indiana
Name Additional Notes DOB DOD
Hannon, David Paul - age 67 yrs - s/o David Garlan and Jane Conlon Hannon.
Wed Florence Warnke 21 June 1921 in LaPorte
Born: Sep 11, 1889 obit Jul 26, 1957
Hannon, Florence (Warnke) Mar, 31 1899 -- Jan 16, 2001
26 March, 2011 /FAMILY; Nephew Dan to Researcher Patti Johnsn...
Patti, Thank-you so much for the information on my Uncle Jim, unfortunately he passed away before i was born and I never had the oppurtunity to know him. I have heard many good things about him and am very proud of the man he was and that he died serving our country. I am going to attach some photos that I have and I hope it helps you out. Once again a very heartfelt thank you for sharing any information you have. Sincerely, Dan Hannon