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 Edwin Albert Hill

Edwin Albert Hill

Birth
North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Feb 1945 (aged 34)
At Sea
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 125124898 · View Source
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Husband of Pauline Hill who resided in Keene, New Hampshire during the war.

Edwin served as a Machinist's Mate, Second Class, U.S.S. Bismarck Sea (CVE-95), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Massachusetts prior to the war.

The Bismarck Sea, while support the battle of Iwo Jima, was hit by two Japanese kamikazes and sank during the war. 318 crewmen, out of a crew of 923, were lost in this sinking during the war. The Bismarck Sea was the last US Navy aircraft carrier to be lost during World War II.

Edwin was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 8030782

The Bismarck Sea received three battle stars for her World War II operations.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 14 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125124898
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Albert Hill (18 Feb 1911–21 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125124898, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .