William R. Hawblitzel of St. Joseph County Indiana was killed May 29, 1945, while serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.
We are seeking information regarding his military and civilian life and especially to locate family members still living so we can send them the free photographs of the memorial. Remember, if he is missing or buried at sea THERE IS NO GRAVE but we will gladly send photos of the memorial to their families.
I am a retired Hoosier from Madison County Indiana residing in the Philippines with my Filipino wife. We are seeking family and military information of nearly a thousand servicemen from Indiana killed in the South Pacific during World War II. There are 17,206 Americans buried here and thousands more that are missing or buried at sea and are honored on the â€œTablets of the Missingâ€. Please visit our website to see the beautiful memorial located in Manila, Philippines.http://fizkid.tripod.com/
We visited the cemetery as visitors and left with a mission in our heart. We have been taking photographs of the graves of the Indiana servicemen buried here and have been uniting them (at no charge) with their family members in Indiana and across the United States. To receive the photo of your family member, neighbor or friend all you need is a working email address. Please help us find the families that might be still living of the men that gave their lives for our freedoms.
Our project is only successful because of teamwork and your contributions are noted on our website. If you wish to help us we will be pleased to add your name to our ACKNOWLEDGMENT page. The obituaries usually did not appear till to three months after the death date. These are the most helpful in finding the families.
If you are not a genealogist you can help by just picking up the telephone directory and find someone with the same last name and give them a call. It has worked many times.Zenas5@yahoo.com
Dave and Apple Dwiggins
San Pablo City, Philippines