|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1922|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 1944|
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Edward Henry John Spilker was the son of Mary Catherine Spilker. He attended grade school in Stuttgart, Arkansas but graduated high school in Glenbeulah, Wisconsin. After high school, he attended business school at Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin.
On 8/6/1942, Spilker enlisted in the United States Navy and completed his boot camp training at the Great Lakes naval Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. He then attended Service Schools at Madison, Wisconsin, Millington, Tennessee, Hollywood, Florida and San Diego, California, qualifying as a radio/gunner. In June 1943, Spilker departed the continental United States and shipped out to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations, assigned to Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomons Islands. On 9/13/1943, he was reported as being Missing in Action. His body was never found and he was declared dead on 9/20/1944.
Aviation Radioman 3rd Class Edward Henry John Spilker, Sn# 3054159, earned the following badges/decorations for his service during World War II:
- Purple Heart Medal
- Air Medal
- Combat Action Ribbon
- Navy Good Conduct Medal
- American Campaign Medal
- Asiatic Pacific campaign Medal with one battle star
- World War II Victory Medal
Note: Entered the service from Wisconsin.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Maintained by: Rick Lawrence
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56785656
In honored remembrance of your valiant service and ultimate sacrifice for our great Nation and the Allied cause during World War II. May it not have been in vain.|
Rick Lawrence, MSgt., USMC/USAFR (RET)
Added: Feb. 5, 2013