RE: Dale J. Hanks (Need Information)
Check out the web page for the 447th Bomb Group (located at Rattlesden). It can be found at: www.447bg.com
Once there, go to COMBAT CREWS, then COMBAT CREWS GALLERY and your grandfather's crew photo is on page 3 (scroll down). It is the same photo you have.
You might want to put a posting on the 447th BG FORUM on this web page.
Haven't found anything on "Hanks Yanks" yet, but it is late.
Good luck on your quest.
David Schmitt firstname.lastname@example.org
son of 1st LT Donald J. Schmitt, USAAF, co-pilot
assigned to 493rd BG/863rd BS at Debach, England
from Nov 1944 thru May 1945