Proviso Graduates, Former Students, and Staff Who Died During World War II

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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 4,780.

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S/Sgt. Louis James Aiani Jr.Born: 22 March 1923 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Louis J. Aiani Sr., & Susan Vacca-Aiani Siblings: 4 brothers, 1 sister Hometown: Elmwood Park, Illinois Education: – John Mills School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 Occupation: – Employed by Schwinn Bicycle Company – Chicago, Illinois Inducted: – 28 October 1942 – U. S. Army Air Corps Serial Number: 16145097 Training: – Camp Grant, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
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1st Lt. Paul William Andermann Born: Born: 18 December 1921 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: William Andermann & Pauline E. Harloff-Andermann Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 633 South Nineteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – St. Paul’s Lutheran School – Proviso Township High School – football & wrestling – Class of 1939 – University of California – Berkley, California Married: – Grace Vetter – 14 November 1943 Residence: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Helen Bertha Anderson Born: 24 August 1923 – Winnipeg, Canada Parents: Otto & Martha Anderson Siblings:2 sisters, 1 brother Hometown: – 1524 North Sixteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Pleasant Hill School, Wheaton, Illinois – Stevenson School – Maywood, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941  Occupation: – Nurse – Trained: Augustana Hospital – Licensed: January 1945 – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Robert Lee Armstrong Born: 13 September 1924 – Blackhawk, South Dakota Parents: Gerald T. Armstrong & Geraldine Steffen-Armstrong – father married Carrie Rotgers Siblings: 1 sister Guardians: Gordon & Alberta Armstrong – moved to Maywood to attend high school Home: – 156 South 19th Avenue – Maywood, Illinois– living with his uncle and auntEducation: – attended grade school & one year of […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Arthur Lee Babcock  Born: 9 December 1921 – Alameda, California  Parents: William H. Babcock & Bird Brown-Babcock  Siblings: Sgt. William B. Babcock, Vera, Kenneth, Albert Hometown:  – 615 North Eighth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois  Education: Lincoln Grade School  – Proviso Township High School  Class of 1939  Inducted:  – 3 July 1942 – Chicago, Illinois  […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
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Sgt. William Brown Babcock Born: 5 September 1918 – Alameda, California Parents: William H. Babcock & Bird Brown-Babcock Siblings: S/Sgt. Arthur L. Babcock, Vera, Kenneth, Albert – Kenneth died in 1936 Hometown: – 615 North Eighth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Lincoln School – Emerson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 – left school before graduation Occupation: – gas station attendant Inducted: – 16 April […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Daniel M. Bagnuolo Born: 6 February 1914 – Melrose Park, Illinois Parents: James Bagnuolo & Frances Salvatore-Bagnuolo – the last name spelled “Bagnola” in Proviso Memorial Book – changed the spelling of his last name – U.S. Army required that the last name on the soldier’s birth certificate be used on military records Siblings: 3 sisters, 1 brother Home: – 1109 North […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. James Arthur Bainbridge Jr. was born on July 20, 1918, to James A. Bainbridge Sr. & Maude Floor-Bainbridge. With his brother, Jack, he grew up at 910 South 9th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He attended Emerson Grade School and was a member of the Proviso Township High School Class of 1937. After high school, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC William Church Baker Born: 10 August 1925 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Ralph G. Baker & Margaret Church-Baker Siblings: 2 sisters Hometown: 10324 Chaucer Street – Westchester, Illinois Engaged: Mary E. Westphal Education: – Nixon School – Chicago, Illinois – Tilden Technical High School – Chicago, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Graduating Class: 1943 – […]
Filed as: Miscellaneous, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. William Sonny Ball Born: 21 September 1917 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Martin Ball & Susie Letrich-Ball Siblings: 1 sister Nickname: “Sonny” Home: – 7229 West Franklin Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1936 – Note: one year of college Occupation: – draftsman Enlisted: – 5 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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