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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SF2/c Albert Gerhardt Weidner Born: 15 February 1922 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Gust Weidner & Olga Richter-Weidner Nickname: Gary Home: – 1216 North Thirty-Fourth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Saint Paul Lutheran School, Melrose Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 – left after freshman year Employed: Community Radiator Company, Forest Park, Illinois Wife: Mary Enlisted: – U.S. Naval Reserve Inducted: – 19 July 1943 – U.S. […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Willard John Werstovshek Born: 12 December 1913 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Anthone Werstovshek & Emily Kulle-Werstovshek Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 1103 South Circle Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois – resided in Pontiac, Michigan Education: – Field Stevenson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1933 – left school before graduating Occupation: salesman – Pontiac Varnish Company Inducted: – U.S. Army – 19 February 1941 – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Edward Douglas White Born: 7 April 1922 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Edward D. White & Ann Marie Greiner-White Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers – one sister died as a child Nickname: Douglas Hometown: – 1126 North Fifth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Lincoln School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1941 – left before class graduated Occupation: lathe operator – Ameritorp Corporation Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 7 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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F/Sgt. John Campbell Willson Born: 7 April 1922 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Parents: Charles A. & Euphemia L. Willson– moved to the United States to find workSiblings: 4 brothers, 1 sister (known)Home: 120 North Thirteenth Avenue, Melrose Park, IllinoisEducation: – Melrose Park School– Lincoln School– Proviso Township High School– Class of 1941Enlisted:– Royal Canadian Air […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Edward Garfield Winger was born February 4, 1921, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to Bernhardt Winger & Grace Wilber-Winger.  In 1924, his mother filed for and divorced his father.  It is known that his mother married Roy Perry and his mother, Ed, and his brother, Richard, moved to 119 South 6th Avenue in Maywood, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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P/Sgt. Richard Carl Winkler Jr. Born: 15 February 1920 – Forest Park, Illinois Parents: Richard C. Winkler Sr. & Anna Lohr-Winkler Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Home: – 1042 South Troost Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois Education: – St. Bernadine School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1937 Enlisted: – 18 September 1940 – Central Recruiting Division – Chicago, Illinois Reenlisted: 12 March 1943 – U.S. Marines Serial […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S1/c Robert Benjamin Wise Born: 27 May 1921 – Oak Park, IllinoisParents: Boyd B. Wise & Ingeborg Mausen-WiseSiblings: 1 sisterHome:– 230 South Mannheim Road – Bellwood, IllinoisEducation:– Jefferson School– Proviso Township High School– Class of 1939Enlisted:– U. S. Navy– November 6, 1942 Serial Number: Not Known Training:– Norfolk Naval Base – Norfolk, Virginia– Port Hueneme Naval Base, CaliforniaRank: […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Glen Arthur Wittekindt Born: 4 March 1921 – Oak Park, Illinois Parents: Henry H. Wittekindt & Attie Amundsen-Wittekindt Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Home: – 712 Chicago Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Lincoln School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 – Illinois Institute of Technology – Bachelor of Science – 1943 Occupation: mechanical engineer – Armstrong Tool Company Inducted: – 1943 Serial Number: Unknown Training: – California – combat […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/Sgt. George Lee Wolf Born: 14 December 1915 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Manford L. Wolf & Alma A. Bedard-Wolf Siblings: 3 sisters Home: – 1618 North Main Street – Melrose Park, Illinois Education: – Sacred Heart School – Melrose Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1936 Occupation: truck driver for a grocery chain Inducted: – U.S. Army – 18 April 1941 Serial Number: 36027110 Training: – Camp Grant […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines
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Born: 7 March 1913 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin Parents: Walter L. Wollensak & Margaret Koebert-Wollensak Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers Home: 1921 South Fourth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1930 Employed: Western Electric Company – electrician Inducted: – 21 March 1941 -U.S. Army Serial Number: 36011753 Training: – Camp Grant, Illinois Unit: – 28th Medical Battalion Died: 3 October 1941 – Rockford, Illinois – car […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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