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Harry A Wilhelm
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1924
Death: Apr. 12, 1998

WWII Navy Veteran who served as a torpedoman on PT boats in the Mediterranean Ocean where he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart.
He is a graduate of the University of Buffalo and beloved, long time Orchard Park High School football coach, teacher and principal. He was the first Inductee into the Orchard Park Athletic Hall of Fame on 20 May 1997. Harry Wilhelm Field named in his honor
Married Marion A Hanley Wilhelm in 1947. Son of Harry Adolf Wilhelm Sr. and Charlotte Winifred Allen

Bio by Carl Weaver

Harry was a member of Motor Torpedo Squadron 22 (MTB RON 22), which was commissioned 10 November 1943, operated under the British Coastal Forces and saw action along the northwest cost of Italy and southern coast of France. In April of 1945 the squadron was shipped to the U.S. for refitting and transfer to the Pacific, but the war ended while still in New York. The boats in this squadron were Higgins 78 foot PTs 302 through 313.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Harry Adolf Wilhelm (1878 - 1964)
  Charlotte Winefred Allen Schovner/Wilhelm (1883 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Marion A Hanley Wilhelm (1922 - 1993)
 
 Siblings:
  Doris Allen Schovner Castine (1908 - 2001)**
  Ruth Virginia Schovner Weaver (1912 - 1992)**
  Harriet June Wilhelm VanDerVolgen (1920 - 2012)*
  Harry A Wilhelm (1924 - 1998)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Quaker Cemetery
Orchard Park
Erie County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Phyllis Meyer
Record added: Dec 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46145132
Harry A Wilhelm
Added by: Carl Weaver
 
Harry A Wilhelm
Added by: Phyllis Meyer
 
Harry A Wilhelm
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From one Navy Man to another.Dad You are very much Missed!.
- Mark A. Wilhelm
 Added: Aug. 3, 2010
 
 
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