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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Smith Ken
Pvt. Kenneth Donald Smith Born: 24 February 1915 – Norquay, Saskatchewan, Canada Parents: James A. Smith & Elizabeth M. Currie-Smith – mother died when he was in his early teens Siblings: 2 sisters Home: – 1608 North Fifteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Lincoln School, Maywood, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1934 – left after two and one-half years when […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Robert Carter Snow Born: 10 March 1922 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Walter H. Snow & Helen Hawkins-Snow Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 1017 South Twenty-fourth Avenue – Bellwood, Illinois Education: – Wilson School, Bellwood – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – Oberlin College 1940 – 1942 – University of Illinois – 1942 – 1943 Enlisted: – 1 March 1943 – U.S. Army […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. James Burras Soule Born: 10 October 1925 – Cook County, Illinois Parents: Orlando & Alice Soule – parents divorced – moved in with mother’s parents – father resided in Schoolcraft, Michigan Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 833 South Harlem Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Field-Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 Enlisted: – Unknown Serial Number: 16106982 Training: – Lincoln Army Airfield – Nebraska – Sioux […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Speechley
Pvt. Charles William Speechley Born: 29 December 1920 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Charles A. Speechley & Kathryn Walsh-Speechley Siblings: 2 sisters Home: – 5900 Ridge Avenue – Berkley, Illinois Education: – St. Domitilla School – Hillside, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1939 Occupation: printer Inducted: – 2 September 1942 – Chicago, Illinois Serial Number: 36368699 Training: – Camp Walters – Texas – Camp Howze – Texas – volunteered […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Norman Frederick Spencer was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, on May 31, 1920. He was one of fourteen children born to Robert H. Spencer & Clara E. Knudsen-Spencer. In 1937, his family moved to 5833 Electric Avenue in Berkley, Illinois. After moving to Berkley, Norman attended Proviso Township High School in Maywood, Illinois, where he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. David Ward St. Jean Born: 20 September 1922 Parents: Oscar E. St. Jean & Grace Ward-St. Jean Siblings: 1 sister Nickname: Ward Home: – 1809 South Ninth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – The University of Chicago – left after two years Employed: Chicago Title and Trust Company Inducted: – February 1943 Serial Number: O&831010 Training: – Maxwell Army […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
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T/5 Otto Edward Stenzel Born: 1912 – Illinois Parents: Christ & Anna Stenzel Hometown: – 306 South Seventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Washington School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1932 Enlisted: – Unknown – Illinois National Guard – 5 March 1941 – U.S. Army Serial Number: 20606850 Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky Unit: Company E, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division Engagements: – Omaha Beach, France – landed – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/5 Aldino Domenico Stipa Born: 7 September 1920 Parents: Emidio Stipa & Elvira Verdecha-Stipa Nickname: Dino Siblings: 1 brother Home: – 2032 North Seventy-Second Court – Elmwood Park, Illinois Education: – Chicago Public Schools – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 Inducted: – 2 December 1942 – U.S. Army Serial Number: 36712220 Training: – Camp Claiborne, Louisiana Unit: 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, 5th Army Engagements: – Minturno-Tufo Sector, Italy – 11 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Swangren
Capt. Roy T. Swangren Born: 16 August 1920 Parents: Thure J. Swangren & Marie Ziehnert-Swangren Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 614 South Sixth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Emerson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 Occupation: mechanic – S. & S. Machine Works Enlisted: – 25 March 1942 – U.S. Army Air Corps – entered service as an enlisted man – attended Officer […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
Swift_William_L
1st Sgt. William L. Swift was born in Illinois on September 8, 1918, and was the son of William & Leona Swift. At some point, his family moved to Maywood, Illinois, where he attended local schools and Proviso Township High School as a member of the Class of 1938. He left school before his class […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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