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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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
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Sgt. Raymond Phillip Mason was born in May 1917 and lived at 112 South 11th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He and his sister were the children of Katherine and Harold Mason. His mother would later marry, Carl Bergstrom, and Ray would have a half-sister and half-brother from this marriage. Ray attended both Washington and Emerson Grade […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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FTO Warren Bretall Mayes Born: 24 March 1921 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: Arthur Mayes & Vera Bretall-Mayes Sibling: 1 sister, 2 brothers Home: – 1438 South Eleventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 Enlisted: – Royal Canadian Air Force – 1 October 1941 – joined because he could not find work and because the United States […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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1st Lt. Robert Leonard McClure Born: 5 January 1908 Parents: Leonard H. McClure & Daisy M. Valliette-McClure – father passed away in 1916 – Guardian: Mrs. A. H. Valliette Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 401 South Ninth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Irving School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1926 – The University of Illinois – attended 1926 and 1927 Enlisted: – early 1942 – while living […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Lt Col. Clay Elwood McCullough Parents: Mr. & Mrs. J. E. McCullough Born: 2 April 1906 – River Forest, Illinois Parents: John E. McCullough & Daisy M. McCartney-McCullough Siblings: 1 brother Home: – 815 South Sixteenth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Irving Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1924 – Crane Junior College – Chicago, Illinois – University of Illinois – 1927 – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. James Patrick McFarland Jr. Born: 16 July 1918 – Chicago, Illinois – his family moved to Maywood in 1925 Parents: James P. McFarland Sr. & Wilhelmina M. Dupke-McFarland – father passed away during the 1930s Siblings: 1 sister Hometown: – 212 South Fifth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Saint James Catholic School – Fenwick High School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 Married: Anna […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/Sgt. Henry C. McKinley Born: 29 June 1920 – Illinois Parents: Elmer & Amanda McKinley Siblings: 2 sisters Home: 34 South Twenty-first Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 – left after three semesters Occupation: machinist Enlisted: – U.S. Army Air Corps – 15 January 1942 – Chicago, Illinois Serial Number: 1603860 Training: – Salina Army Airfield, Kansas Died: – 17 August 1943 – Fitzsimmons Army […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Ralph Andrew Militello Born: 12 October 1924 – Illinois Parents: Charles Militello & Mildred Chiero-Militello Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 1307 North Twenty-second Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 Occupation: press operator – American Can Company Inducted: – U.S. Army – 12 January 1943 Serial Number: 36641155 Training: – Fort Bliss, Texas Unit: Anti-Aircraft Engagements: – 6 June 1944 – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Edward Joseph Miller Born: 21 September 1922 Parents: Frank & Anna Miller Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Home: – 916 Thomas Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – left after two years Occupation: cabinet maker – Roos Cedar Chest Company – Forest Park, Illinois Inducted: – 29 March 1943 Serial Number: 36653162 Training: – Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Arkansas Unit: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC James Paul Miller Born: 29 September 1922 Parents: William P. Miller & Mary Kuzma-Miller Home: – 7910 West Birchdale Avenue – Elmwood Park, Illinois – parents residing in Sacramento, CaliforniaEducation: – John Mills School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – entered Proviso in 1936 – left school reentered a year later Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 14 September 1942 – Chicago, Illinois Unit: Mess […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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