Roger R. Hahn

Aerial Gunner
SGT. ROGER HAHN
Sergeant Roger R. Hahn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hahn, 418 Park Avenue, graduated from the Harlingen Aerial Gunnery School, Harlingen, Texas, this week. 

Along with his diploma, he received a pair of aerial gunner's silver wings at brief graduation exercises held there. After a delay en route to visit relatives in Eau Claire, he will join an aerial combat team, unless retained at Harlingen to serve as an instructor. 

Sergeant Hahn was prepared for his place in America's stepped-up air offensive by a comprehensive six-week course in every phase of aerial gunnery warfare. Besides learning to fire every type of weapon from camera guns to the deadly caliber .50 Brownings, he studied turret manipulation, aircraft identification, and was taught to tear down and assemble machine guns while blindfolded. He climaxed the course by firing on towed targets from Texan training planes and medium bombers.


ARMORER
Sergeant Roger R. Hahn, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hahn, 418 Park Avenue, is an Armorer on a heavy bombardment crew now in training at the Army Air Base, Casper, WY.

OVERSEAS COURSE
Sergeant Roger R. Hahn, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hahn, 418 Park Avenue, stationed at an Air Service Command Station in England, has been processed by classification experts and has taken a course designed for men about to participate in a war theater. He will be stationed at an American air base.

AIR MEDAL
Word has been received that Roger Hahn, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hahn, Park Avenue, has been awarded the Air Medal and has been promoted from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant. He is a gunner on a Liberator bomber.

S/Sgt. Roger Hahn Awarded Air Medal at Liberator Base
AN EIGHTH AIR FORCE LIBERATOR STATION, England—Staff Sergeant Roger Hahn, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hahn, 418 Park Avenue, has been awarded the Air Medal for "meritorious achievement" in aerial combat.

He is a waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber, Diana-Mite, and has participated in six bombing missions over Germany and enemy-occupied Europe.

Staff Sergeant Hahn entered the Army on December 7, 1942 and has been overseas since April 29, 1944.


Is Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
S/SGT. ROGER HAHN
AN EIGHTH AIR FORCE LIBERATOR STATION, England—Staff Sergeant Roger R. Hahn, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hahn, Park Avenue, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while serving as Right Waist Gunner on a B-24 airplane, The Diana-Mite, on many bombardment missions over enemy-occupied continental Europe. He displayed great courage and skill, fighting from his gun position, and warded off many enemy attacks and materially aided in the successful completion of each of these missions.

The courage, coolness, and exceptional skill displayed by him on all these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

He a member of a bomber group which was recently cited for outstanding performance of duty in 100 combat missions attacking, during a period of five months, 42 targets in Germany and 58 targets in occupied territory. This unit dropped 4,000 tons of bombs against vital enemy installations and contributed materially to the success of aerial war. The gunners have taken a toll of more than 30 enemy fighters.

Staff Sergeant Hahn has also won the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters.


AT MIAMI
Staff Sergeant Roger R. Hahn, 21, of Eau Claire, arrived at Army Air Forces Redistribution Station No. 2 in Miami Beach for reassignment processing, after completing a tour of duty outside the continental United States. Staff Sergeant Hahn was a B-24 Liberator gunner in the European Theater of Operations. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hahn, 418 Park Avenue.