Pottawattamie County

T/4 Gilbert Dean Hildebrandt


Hancock Soldier Killed in Action

OAKLAND – Tech. 4/g Gilbert Dean Hildebrandt, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Hildebrandt of Hancock, was killed in action in Italy, according to a war department message to his parents this week. He had previously been reported missing action on April 25.

Sgt. Hildebrandt was inducted in June 1942, and had been in Italy since October 1943. Surviving are his parents, four brothers, Doyce and Marvin, in Europe, Virgil and Charles, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Lane of Missouri Valley and Geneva Hildebrandt of Denver, Col.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, June 08, 1945, Page 5