Jones County

USS Hilbert




Another Iowa Ship

Mrs. L. E. Draper, Buckingham township, Tama county, one of the Iowa relatives of the late Ernest L. Hilbert, gunner lost in the battle of the Midway Islands, June 4, 1942, attended the christening ceremonies of the U.S.S. Hilbert at San Pedro, Calif., recently. Hilbert, for whom the vessel was named, was a nephew of Mrs. Draper. His parents were one-time residents of North Tama county.

Source: The Anamosa Journal, Anamosa, Iowa, Monday, August 26, 1943