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Servicenumber: 36777285






Age: 27
Born: 13 December 1917, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Hometown: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Family: Carl Wilkening (father)
Anna (Weingarner) Wilkening (mother)
Carl Wilkening (brother)
Frank Wilkening (brother)
Marian Wilkening (sister)
Elizabeth Wilkening (sister)
Helen M. (Lasky) Wilkening (wife)
Rank: Private First Class
Function: Not available
Regiment: 10th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: Not available
Division - Transport: 5th Infantry Division
Company Squadron: Not available
Unit - Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 20 November 1944
Status: KIA
Place of death: In the vicinity of Metz, France
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Plot C, Row 24, Grave 55
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Lorraine
Biography: -
Other information: Pfc Raymond J. Wilkening was first buried in the U.S. Temporary Cemetery Limey, Toul, France.

On 27 June 1942 he married in Decatur, Van Buren County, Michigan.

Source of information: Leo Minne,, - WWII Enlistment Record, - Headstone and Interment Record / 1920 Census / 1930 Census / 1940 Census / Michigan Marriage Records / Cook County Illinois Birth Index, A footsoldier for Patton - Michael C. Bilder and James G. Bilder, The 5th Infantry Division in the ETO,
Photo source: -


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