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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PFC Robert Martin Holtz Born: 3 February 1926 – Illinois Parents: August & Ella Holtz Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister Home: – 1803 South Fourth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Garfield Grade School – Proviso Township High School – Graduating Class: 1943 Occupation: tool & die maker’s apprentice Enlisted: – 5 April 1944 – U.S. Army Air Corps – transferred to the infantry Serial Number: 36963879 Training: – Sheppard Field, […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Born: 26 March 1921 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: Gottfried Hoppe & Katie Herdt-Hoppe Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Home: – 28 South 15th Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Washington School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1940 – left after two years Occupation: press operator – Jones Machinery – Chicago, Illinois Engaged: Corinne Culotta Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 11 November 1942- Chicago, Illinois Serial Number: 16080377 Training: – […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Vincent Paul Howard Born: 30 November 1917 – Missouri Parents: Frank & Edna Howard Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHome:– 917 South Twenty-second Avenue – Bellwood, Illinois  Education: – St. Eulalia School – Proviso Township High School Class of 1936 Occupation: Inland Press Company  Enlisted: – 23 February 1942 – Chicago, Illinois – U.S. Army Air Corps– entered service as an enlisted man – aviation cadet Serial […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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2nd Lt. Martin Christian Hoyer Jr.Born: 13 June 1921 – Columbia, South CarolinaParents: Martin Hoyer Sr. & Ethel F. Allread-HoyerSiblings: 2 brothersHome:– 518 South Eighth Avenue – Maywood, IllinoisEducation:– Proviso Township High School– Class of 1939Employed: Stewart Warner CompanyOccupation: parts inspectorInducted:– U. S. Army Air Corps– 13 March 1942 – Chicago, IllinoisSerial Number: O&735379Training:– Santa […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/4 William Patrick Hallihan was born on April 2, 1916, to John A. Hullihan and Mary A. Gately-Hullihan in Cicero, Illinois, and was one of eight children born to the couple. He was known as “Bill” to his family and friends. Bill was raised at 603 South 8th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and attended St. […]
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
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2nd Lt. Walter Willard Ingalls Born: 15 January 1922 – Iowa Mother: Willard Ingalls & Alice Bell-Ingalls Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 816 North Third Avenue – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Westchester Grade School – Westchester, Illinois – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1938 – Iowa State College – Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Engineering – 1942 Inducted: – 1 January 1943 – Iowa – U.S. Army Air […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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MM1/c Raymond Smith Jennings Born: 1 January 1914 – Kankakee, Illinois Parents: Fred & Laura Jennings – Fred was his step-father Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 611 South Seventh Avenue, Maywood, Illinois – the family moved to Maywood when he was eight from Kankakee, Illinois Nickname: “Bus” Education: – Emerson School – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1932 Enlisted: – 3 April 1939 – used his step-father’s last […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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S/Sgt. Willard Daylis Jennings was born on June 29, 1919, in Billings, Montana, to George T. Jennings & Stella Daylis-Jennings. With his two sisters and two brothers, he would later move to Forest Park, Illinois, where he resided at 1120 Circle Avenue. He attended the Field-Stevenson School in Forest Park and was a member of the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B 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
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Pvt. Walter Alfred Jonas Born: 30 January 1925 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Parents: George & Elizabeth Jonas Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister Home: – 1124 Beloit Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois Education: – Field Stevenson School, Forest Park – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1943 – left school during his senior year before class graduated Wife: Anna Marie Osborn – Married: 6 April 1943 Children: 1 daughter Inducted: – April […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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AMM1/c William Adler Josen Born: 10 February 1913 – Chicago, Illinois Parents: William A. Josen & Laurel Smith-Josen Siblings: 1 sister Home: – 803 West Boulevard – Maywood, Illinois Education: – Proviso Township High School – Class of 1932 Wife: Maben Chapman-Josen Children: 1 son Note: William was living at 656 A Avenue, Coronado, California, when he joined the Navy Enlisted: – 1941 – California Serial Number: 336 76 […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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