Stanley Hand

2nd Lt. Stanley S. Hand, U. S. Army Air Forces, 96th Fighter Squadron, 82nd Fighter Group, was killed in action on August 13, 1945.

Lt. Hand was awarded the Air Medal, Purple Heart Medal, WWII Service Lapel Button, WWII Victory Medal.

According to the 82nd Fighter Group history, 2nd Lt. Hand was reported missing in action on Oct. 4, 1943.

He entered the service from New Jersey. His service number is 0-792830.

Lt. Hand is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia.


Richard Van Divort

(Dec. 21, 1945) -- Posthumous awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with one silver cluster and one bronze oak leaf cluster, was made yesterday to Capt. Richard Van Divort, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Van Divort, of Oak Ridge Avenue, who was killed on a routine flight over Forestell, Mo., in October 1943.

The captain was a graduate of Nutley High school and Dartmouth college where he was president of his fraternity, Gamma Delta Phi.

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