|Back Home After Historic Cruise in American Sub|
|After more than two and one-half years absence with Uncle
Sam's fleet, Robert Hanson, son of Henry Hanson, formerly of the town of
Wheaton and now of Milwaukee, is back on furlough, visiting
relatives and friends in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls.
Hanson, with his brother, Howard, was serving on the Submarine Seawolf based in Manila Harbor, Philippine Islands, when the Japs struck without warning. The next three months were history-making for American submarines and crews.
Last summer, the Navy Department announced that the Seawolf, which slipped out of Manila Bay when the war started, cruised for months in waters infested with Jap naval ships and was officially credited with sinking 38 Jap ships, including cruisers and transports.
In their clashes with enemy ships, a couple of times it looked like the Japs would win, Robert said.
Robert enlisted in May 1940.
His brother, Howard, is now at San Diego. He expects to get a furlough soon and also plans to visit here. Another brother, Walter, is also the Navy, being located in New Orleans at present.
|Carl Albert Trojan, Torpedoman Second Class, U.S. Navy,
reported missing in action by the Navy Department in January, has now
been reported by the Navy Department as officially lost at sea.
He is the son of Mrs. Henry Hanson, former resident of the town of Wheaton and now residing at 131 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA.
Trojan, who enlisted in the Navy on March 31, 1941 and had been on submarine duty since shortly after receiving his boot training, was aboard the U.S. submarine Corcina, which has been officially announced as lost.
When the war started, Trojan was on submarine duty in the Atlantic but later was shifted to the Pacific Theater. He had cruised in waters near China and Japan and was a veteran of numerous encounters with the enemy.
He was a resident of Eau Claire for many years and attended Second Congregational Church. Two years ago, he married Alda Rose Tarolette of Greensberg, PA and they have an infant son, born April 9, 1944.
Trojan has two stepbrothers, Robert and Howard Hanson on submarine duty, and another, Wallace Hanson, who is an Aviation Machinist's Mate in the Navy.