Plymouth County

Edward Wiltgen


Edward Wiltgen, electrician 1C is spending his leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.W. Wiltgen. The young sailor has been in action again in the Pacific, and will now report to San Francisco, to be transferred to another department in the Navy. Eddie, as his friends call him, was a member of the crew of the Hornet when it launched the planes for the very first bombing of Tokyo, around a year and a half ago. The Hornet was eventually sunk, but young Wiltgen and another LeMars boy, Leo Mayrose, were among those rescued and returned to duty.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, June 26, 1944