Paul Andrew Hanes was born on 8 August 1925, son of Brado LeGusta Hanes and Laura Lottie Goodman
Died 15 September 1943
Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
Paul Hanes served on the LST-455. He died as a result of wounds received in action: Morobe, New Guinea.
During World War II, LST-455 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Lae operation in September 1943.
The Chattanooga Times, September 26, 1943
Paul Andrew Hanes, baker third class, United States Naval Reserve, has died of wounds “following action in the performance of his duty in the service of his country,” the Navy Department yesterday informed his mother, Mrs. Laura Hanes of 2510 Wilder Street, East Tennessee..
“The department appreciates your great anxiety, but details are not now available, and delay in receipt thereof must necessarily be expected,” said the message, which came from Rear-Adm. Randall Jacobs, chief of naval personnell. “The department extends to you its sincerest sympathy in your great loss.” Hanes was the brother of Mrs. Paul Wright of Roanoke Avenue, Mrs. R.M. Dean of East Chattanooga, Mrs. Gertrude Wright of Pensacola, Fla.; Betty Ann, James Thomas and Joseph Hanes, all of Chattanooga.
- Rank: Baker Third Class
- Date of birth: 8 August 1925
- Date of death: 15 September 1943
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS LST-455
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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