Hensley, Wayne

Rank: Technician Fifth Grade

Unit: 44th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Awards: Purple Heart Medal

Entered service: 24-Sep-1942

Enlisted: Cincinnati, Ohio

Enlisted by: Selectees (Enlisted Men)

Date of birth: 29-May-1919

Hometown: Fatette County, Kentucky

Marital status: Married to Dorothy Wilson Hensley, one daughter: Dorothy Wayne Hensley (b. 30 Nov 1944). Mother: Claude Wright

Campaign: World War II

Date of casualty: 6-Apr-1945

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Killed in action.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
TEC5 Wayne Hensley
PFC Russell George Utz

Location of fatality: Minden, Germany

Place of interment: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Limburg, Netherlands

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