Flag Proviso

The Flag Represented the Number of Graduates, Former Students, and Faculty/Staff Members Who Served in the Armed Forces in WWII.
The top number indicated the number who had died while the bottom number indicated the number who served in the Armed Forces.

*It should be noted that the actual number of former students of Proviso Township High School who died in WWII is actually 194. In addition, one former staff member died in the war. The number who served was actually 4780.

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MacDowellMatthew
2nd Lt. Matthew Sidney MacDowell was born in Addison, New York, on August 22, 1912. As a child, he and his sister grew up at 612 South 21st Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He was the son of Matthew D. MacDowell & Dorothy MacDowell and was called “Sonny” by his family. Matthew attended Proviso Township High School […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines, Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs
Maczulaitis1
Pvt. Albert Joseph Maczulaitis Born: 15 April 1925 – Melrose Park, Illinois Parents: Joseph Maczulaitis & Vincenta Samarakas-Maczulaitis Siblings: 1 brother Home: – 1515 North Sixteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 Enlisted: – 28 June 1943 Serial Number: 36753628 Training: – Camp Callan, California – trained there for nearly two years – anti-aircraft unit – Ontario, California – Camp Bowie, Texas Unit: – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Madsen1
S/Sgt. James P. Madsen Jr. Born: 4 September 1924 – Leyden Township, Cook County, Illinois Parents: James P. Madsen Sr. & Helen Madsen Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 1730 North Seventy-Ninth Avenue – Elmwood Park, Illinois Education: – Concordia High School, River Forest, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1944 – left before class graduated – 29 May 1942 Occupation: cook Wife: Thelma E. […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
MaggioCarl
PFC Carl Anthony Maggio was born on November 17, 1921, in Melrose Park, Illinois. With his two brothers and two sisters, he was the son of Tony Maggio & Grace Clenbrognio-Maggio and was raised in Melrose Park, Illinois. He graduated from Melrose Park School and attended Proviso Township High School. He left high school to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines, Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs
Maggio, Pvt. Joseph A. Jr. 3 - Bataan Project
Pvt. Joseph A. Maggio Jr. Born: 17 July 1947 – Melrose Park, Illinois Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Maggio Sr. Siblings: 2 brothers Home: 1410 North 21st Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education:  – Proviso East High School – Class of 1965 Enlisted: – U.S. Marine Corps – Not Known Serial Number: 2276625 Training: – San Diego, California Qualified: – Rifleman Overseas Duty: – Tour of Duty: 15 May 1967 – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died in the Vietnam War
Magnesen1
PFC Robert Berger Magnesen Born:29 November 1919 – Maywood, Illinois Parents: Berger Magnesen & Harriet Bauman-Magnesen Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 812 South Sixth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson School – Proviso Township High School – Graduation Class: 1937 Occupation: Campbell Soup Company Inducted: – U.S. Army – 18 October 1941 Serial Number: 36302966 Training: – Camp Walters, Mineral Wells, Texas Unit: 165 Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division Engagements: – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
MahrW
S/Sgt. Walter John Mahr was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on March 5, 1922, and was the son of Conrad Mahr & Anna Miller-Mahr. With his two brothers and two sisters, he lived at 408 South 13th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He attended St. Paul Lutheran Grade School in Melrose Park, Illinois, and Proviso Township […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines, Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs
Manfredi, S/Sgt. Samuel M. 7 - Bataan Project
S/Sgt. Samuel Michael Manfredi Born: 1921 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Parents: Nicholas & Angeline Manfredi Siblings: 6 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 1110 North Nineteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Melrose Park School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 – left before class graduated Enlisted: – UnknownSerial Number: 36615401 Training: – Colorado – trained as a gunner Unit: – 371st Bomb Squadron, 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 13th Air […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
Manning_James
1st Lt. James B. Manning Born: 23 July 1914 – Wisconsin Parents: Mr. & Mrs. John F. Manning Siblings: 1 sister Wife: Daisy Faculty Member: 1939 -1940 – Manning was the first man from the Midwest to qualify for military servicethrough the Selective Service Act. Hometown: – Washburn Wisconsin Residence: 7742 West Monroe Street, Forest Park, Illinois Enlisted: – 18 November 1940 – Illinois – Fort […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Martin_Robert
Cpl. James Robert Martin was the son of Harry. A. Martin and Mary O’Brien-Martin. He was born on January 2, 1918. As a child, he and his one sister and four brothers grew up first in Lombard, Illinois, and then moved to 1409 South Sixth Avenue in Maywood. He was known as “Bob” to his […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines, Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs
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