2AndersonH

 

2nd Lt. Helen Bertha Anderson


Born: 24 August 1923 - Winnipeg, Canada

Parents: Otto & Martha Anderson

Siblings:2 sisters, 1 brother

Hometown: 

    - 1524 North Sixteenth Avenue - Melrose Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Pleasant Hill School, Wheaton, Illinois

    - Stevenson School - Maywood, Illinois

    - Proviso Township High School

         - Class of 1941

Occupation:

    -  Nurse

         - Trained: Augustana Hospital

         - Licensed: January 1945

         - Worked: Augustana & West Lake Hospitals

Enlisted:

        - U. S. Army Nursing Corps

            - April 1945 

Serial Number: N-795163

Units:

    - 6th Service Command, U. S. Army Nursing Corps

Overseas Duty: 

    - 27th Station  Hospital - Okinawa - August 1945

Married:

    - 10 August 1945 - Berwyn E. Hildebrandt on Guam

       - Husband also a Proviso graduate

       - Sister-in-Law of S/Sgt. Warren Hildebrandt, B Company, 192nd Tank

         Battalion

Died: 29 September 1945 - Okinawa

    - plane she was on crashed upon takeoff and burst into flames
Memorial Service: 30 December 1945 - First Lutheran Church - Melrose Park

Buried:

    - Original Burial Site:

        - Island Cemetery, Okinawa

 Reburied:

    - 10 March 1949 - National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu,

      Hawaii

        - Section:  M   Grave:  1243 


 

 

 

Return to Proviso War Dead