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Oct 23

Willshire High School Junior Class, 1941-42

Below is a photo of Willshire High School’s Junior class, taken during the 1941-42 school year. My dad, Herb Miller, was a member of that class and you can see that he labeled this class photo.

In this photo my dad labeled some of his classmates by identifying the branch of the U.S. military they served in during WWII and who was married. He probably labeled the photo sometime after the war and before  April 1949. 

This was typical of my dad. He liked to label things and I am glad he did. Otherwise I would not know many of the people in the old photos he saved.

Junior class of Willshire 1941-42:

Whillshire High School Juniors, 1941-42.

Front row: Mary Dailey, Miriam Baker (married), Dorothy Leininger, Norma Jean Carr (married), Twyla Pifer, Ellen Schumm, Helen Schumm.

Middle row: Rilla Putman (married), Carl Ripley (Marines), William Stanton, Dale Caffee (Army), Ivan Wyer (Army), Dale Baumgartner (Army), Doris Painter, Norma Gribler

Back row: Dick Cowan (Air Corps Reserves), Kenny Ross, Murlin Miller (Marines), Herb Miller (Army), Carl (Jr) Linn, Louis Allmandinger (Army), G.M. Alspaugh (Navy).

My dad graduated from Willshire High School the next year (1943) and joined the U.S. Army in 1944.

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