February 5 – Anniversary – Winger – Hanes
Editors Note: This year, we will be making a special effort to remember each and every known member of the 192nd Tank Battalion. As part of that remembrance, we will list each day the members who were killed or died on that date, along with links for additional information as available. We look forward to your comments.
NOTE: Updated to add 2nd Lt. Winger to correct date of death.
February 5, 1942
2nd Lt. Edward G. Winger (B)
2nd Lt. Edward Winger was wounded by friendly fire during the Battle of Tuol Pocket. His tank had been disabled during the battle, but he and his crew managed to escape. He died of his wounds on this date in 1942. Lt. Winger received the Silver Star for his service.
Learn more about 2nd Lt. Winger here: http://bataanproject.com/Winger.html
February 5, 1945
Capt. Donald L. Hanes (B)
Capt. Donald L. Hanes was commanding officer of Co. B when WWII started in December 1941. He was later transferred to HQ Co. As a POW, he suffered the Death March, numerous POW camps and work details. He also survived the hell ship voyages of the Oryoku Maru, Enoura Maru and Brazil Maru. He died of dysentery on this date in 1945 in Fukuoka, Japan. He is buried in a grave with other POW remains in St. Louis, MO.
Learn more about Capt. Hanes here: http://bataanproject.com/Hanes.html