Hillmer

 

S2/c Kenneth Albert Hillmer


Born: 13 July 1921 - Oak Park, Illinois

Parents: Henry W. Hillmer & Hilda Kruse-Hillmer

Siblings: 1 brother, 2 sisters

Hometown:

    - 843 Circle Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois

        - family moved from Addison, Illinois

Education:

    - St. John's Lutheran Grade School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Graduating Class: 1940

Occupation: machinist - Amertorp Corporation

Enlisted:  

    - U.S. Navy

        - 1 September 1943

Training: 

    - Elmhurst College

Rank: Seaman Second Class

Service Number: 854  28  18

Ship: PCS 1429

    - ship commissioned - 9 February 1944 - Jacksonville, Florida

Engagements:

    - Battle of Philippines - 11 October 1944

    - Invasion of Luzon - 27 December 1944

        - 7 January 1945 - attacked by Japanese plane off Mindoro

Maneuvers:

    - New Guinea - 24 October 1944

    - Bouganville, Solomon Islands - 23 November 1944

Died:

    - 4 March 1945 - Naval Hospital - Brooklyn, New York

        - leukemia

Buried:

     - Arlington Cemetery - Elmhurst, Illinois

        - Section 5  Grave:  470


 

 

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