Son of Edward Lill.
Edward served as a Private First Class in the 322nd Fighter Control Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided at 275 Keeler Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 9, 1942 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Machinist with the Eastman Kodak Corporation and also as Single, without dependents.
Edward was declared "Missing In Action" when the HMT Rohna, on which he was a passenger, was attacked along with four other ships, by multiple Luftwaffe Heinkel 177 aircraft and sunk. The Rohna was the only ship sunk in this attack.
This attack was the largest loss of U.S. troops, 1,015, at sea due to enemy action in a single incident during the war.
He was awarded the Purple Heart.
His remains were not recovered.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett