W. J. Hanzo

Korean War
RankLieutenant U.S. Navy
Date of DeathJanuary 21 1954
National Defense Service Medal
Lieutenant Hanzo was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Lieutenant Hanzo was the patrol plane commander a P2V-5 Neptune patrol bomber with Patrol Squadron 7, based at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii. On January 21, 1954, as the plane was making a landing approach it crashed into the southeast slope of Mount Puu Kaua, Oahu, killing 7 crewmen.