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Walter Hasenfus

Full name: Walter Martin Hasenfus
Gender: Male
Born: March 18, 1916 in Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 8, 1944
Affiliations: Needham Canoe Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Brother of Joseph Hasenfus.


Walter Hasenfus was from Needham, Massachusetts. He competed in the C-2 10K alongside his brother, [Joseph]. Their sister, Olive Hasenfus, was a sprinter, who was named as an alternate to the 1928 US Olympic track & field squad. Walter Hasenfus was killed in action during World War II in December 1944, while serving with the 307th Infantry, 77th Division in the South Pacific, most likely in the Philippines.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres United States USA 5

Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Canoeing United States USA Joseph Hasenfus Final Standings 1936-08-07
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