Hillmer, S2/c Kenneth A.

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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 
– his family moved from Addison, Illinois 
Education: 
– St. John’s Lutheran Grade School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Graduating Class: 1940 
Occupation: machinist – Burton – Dixie Mattress Company – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 February 1942
Contact Person: Henry W. Hillmer – father
Residence: 223 Marengo – Forest Park, Illinois
Enlisted: 
– U.S. Navy 
– 1 September 1943 
Training: 
– Elmhurst College 
Rank: Seaman Second Class 
Service Number: 8542818 
Ship: PCS 1429 
– the 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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