Friday, November 25, 2016

PFC Wilhelm A. Hilse

courtesy Russ Pickett
PFC Wilhelm A. Hilse was born 22 May 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland to Erich and Mabel Hilse.  His father was a native of Germany and a coal dealer. 

Wilhelm was drafted in March 1943 at which time he was working as a farm hand.  After his initial training he was sent to Europe and on 24 Oct 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry.  PFC Hilse was killed in action on 25 Nov 1945.

PFC Hilse was re-interred in the Baltimore National Cemetery in 1948.

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