|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1919|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 1944, Germany|
1st. Lt. U.S. Army, WW2-Lt. Hittle was killed in action by small arms fire on 9-16-1944 while serving as an Infantry Unit Commander with Co. C of the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division in Western Germany.
This Division landed across Utah Beach, France on June 10, 1944, and forced the Germans back to the Quineville Ridge on June 12, 1944.
Lt. Hittle is the son of Mr. Orville E. & Mrs. Ada Huff Hittle of Mackinaw, Illinois, and is a 1937 graduate of Mackinaw H.S., and was its class Valedictorian, and worked for the T.P.W. Railroad as their chief clerk. Lt. Hittle entered the Army on March 17, 1942, and did his training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and received his commission there, and spent one year at Kodiak, Alaska before being shipped out to Europe in June of 1944. He does have one sister, Mrs. J.M. Clark of 122 Johnson Street, East Peoria, Illinois.
Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, American Campaign Medal, European Campaign Medal with Two Battle Stars. Army Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal.
Footnote: His body was brought home for burial on April 24, 1949.
Mackinaw Township Cemetery
Created by: David C. Henderson
Record added: Aug 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57899002
Added: Sep. 11, 2014
Thank you for your service cousin, and may you rest in peace. You went above and beyond the call of duty.|
Added: Feb. 4, 2014