1Lt Joseph J Hilderbrand

1Lt Joseph J Hilderbrand

Birth
Mantua, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Death 17 Aug 1943 (aged 23–24)
Dorrebach, Landkreis Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot Plot J Row 25 Grave 24
Memorial ID 56656226 · View Source
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B-17 Navigator assigned to 525th Bomb Sqn, 379th Bomb Grp, 8AF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt raid 17-Aug-43. Shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Dorrebach, 6 miles W of Bingen, Germany Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Aircrew Report 1350 - Awarded Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart [Posthumously].

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New Jersey.

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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56656226
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Joseph J Hilderbrand (1919–17 Aug 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56656226, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .