Chaplain Willard B Hanson att to 21st Inf Reg, 24th Div
I hope you can help me.
My father-in-law was a chaplain attached to the 21st Infantry Regiment 24th Division April 1942-Feb 1943.At least 45 years ago he told his oldest son that he was with a group of men who got lost for a month on New Guinea and had to eat turtles.This was where he contracted malaria which ruined his health.
Willard B Hanson was also attached to the 40th Infantry Division 1 November 1943.
He was in military hospitals for the duration of the war.
Willard B Hanson died 8 March 1962.His oldest son would like verification of this story and to know if there are any of that party who are still alive.
Thank you for your help.