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2012.7.13 96 dpi wm.jpg
The back door of Howard and Phyllis Monson's home at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. The windows at the side of the house are covered with dark panels that are clipped to the window frame at the top. These are possibly blackout shielding. During World War II,…

2012.7.12 96 dpi wm.jpg
The home of Howard and Phyllis Monson at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. There are dark coverings on all of the windows of the house. It is possible that these are blackout drapes. As an industrial city during World War II, Rockford, Illinois was a target for…

2011.61.42 96 dpi wm.jpg
The house Emil and Martha Johnson owned at 1636 Thirteenth Avenue. There is a service flag for their son George in the lower left hand window.

2011.61.35 96 dpi wm.jpg
George Johnson, son of Emil and Martha Johnson, in his blue Navy uniform with a neighbor's house behind him on Parmele Street. The house has a cross gable roof and a front porch that wraps around the side. The porch columns are similar to the…

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Reverend John F. Reagan conducting Christmas mass and Holy Communion to 550 on the USS Prairie somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. John Reagan served as an Associate Pastor at St. Patrick Parish 1946 - 1950 and Pastor 1957 - 1960. St. Patrick Parish was…

Wilt, Elmer L WW II Veteran.pdf
Born October 5, 1924, Elmer L. Wilt enlisted in 1942 as an Army Air Force pilot. He was discharged December 5, 1945. He died August 4, 2015.

Wilson, Frank R.pdf
Frank Rodney Wilson was born October 14, 1923. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941 and was discharged in 1945.

WILLS, Hilda - WW II.pdf
Born December 23, 1920, Hilda Wills became a welder during World War II. She died April 21, 2001.

Williams, Helen Robertson - WW II.pdf
Born 1925, Helen Robertson Williams became a recruiter for the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, a unit of the U.S. Naval Reserve) in 1945. She was discharged in March of 1946.

Vogelpohl, Earl John - WW II.pdf
Born July 18, 1924, Earl John Vogelpohl was drafted in 1943 and served as a Navy radio operator. He died April 30, 2002.

Tuttle, Everett - WWII.pdf
Born in 1923, Everett Tuttle was drafted in 1942 into the Army Air Force, becoming part of a weather crew. He was discharged in 1946. He died June 29, 2018.

Swenson, Floyd  - WW II.pdf
Born February 5, 1907, Floyd Swenson was an Army engineer, drafted in 1942. He was discharged in 1946. He died December 14,1995.

Stringer, Robert Brooks - WW II.pdf
Born in May of 1922, Robert Brooks Stringer joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was discharged in June 1945. He flew a B-24 Liberator Bomber. Robert died May 16, 2007.

Staley, Charles W. - WWII.pdf
Born October 8, 1920, Charles W. Staley enlisted in the Army Air Corps in January 1941. He died October 31, 2010.

Stolp, Ernest S., Jr. - WW II.pdf
Born April 18, 1921, Ernest S. Stolp joined the Army Air force in 1942 and was discharged Dec. 13, 1945. He died November 19, 2006.

Stasica, Bruno - WW II.pdf
Born September 22, 1921, Bruno Stasica joined the Army in 1942 and then applied to the Army Air Force, ultimately becoming a paratrooper. He was discharged in 1946. He died May 15, 2007.

Sanden, Russell, WWII.pdf
Born November 17, 1924, Russell Sanden was drafted June 1943 into the Air Force as a turret ball gunner. He was discharged November 1945. He died March 18, 2004.

Rubin, Max - WW II.pdf
Born November 2, 1907, Max Rubin was drafted October 1943 by the British Army as a clerk. Died August 4, 2002.

Robertson, Robert - WWII.pdf
Born October 19, 1924, Robert T. Robertson was drafted in 1942 into the Army Air Force. He died January 6, 2002

Reverend Doctor Robert Wildman, WW II.pdf
Born April 20, 1924, Dr. Robert Wildman enlisted in the Army as a Chaplain's Assistant in April 1943. He was discharged in January 1946. He died February 26, 2005.

Purfeerst Raymond L - WW II.pdf
Born November 2, 1923, Raymond Purfeerst enlisted in January 1942 into the Air Force as a pilot. He was discharged in 1946. He died March 22, 1999.

Pirages, William J - WW II.pdf
Born September 17, 1922, William Pirages joined the Navy Air Force in April 1942 as a pilot. He died March 20, 2012.

Peacock, Russell - WWIIs.pdf
Born January 21, 1925, Russell Peacock enlisted in 1943 joining the Army Air Corps as a top turret gunner. Died November 19, 2002.

Peacock, Glen - WW II.pdf
Born November 25, 1919, Glen Peacock was drafted into the Army infantry in 1941 and discharged in 1946. He died June 16, 2011.

Owens, Donald W., WW II.pdf
Born February 4, 1919, Donald W. Owens joined the Army Anti Tank Battalion in April of 1941. He was discharged in July 1945. He died September 27, 2009.

Nevdal, Kaare - WW II.pdf
Born October 9, 1920 Kaare Nevdal joined England's Royal Air Force as a radio operator and gunner, in March of 1941. He was discharged in June of 1945. He was still living as of 2016.

Miller, Robert George - WW II.pdf
Born January 15, 1919, Robert G. Miller joined the Air Force in October 1942. He retired from the military in 1976. Died October 2, 2010.

Lucas, Robert - WW II.pdf
Born August 21, 1921, Robert Lucas was drafted into the Airforce in August 1942 as a radio operator. He was discharged in August 1945. He died March 17, 2012.

Kunz, William - WW II veteran.pdf
Born September 28, 1921, William Kunz was drafted into the Army during World War II. He died July 30, 2014.

Kunz, Helen - WW II.pdf
Born May 24, 1922, Helen Kunz was a civilian and the wife of William Kunz who served in the Army. She died June 29, 2018.

Johnson, Herman Jerome - WW II.pdf
Born May 17, 1926, Herman Johnson served as an electrician in the Navy from the spring of 1944 to July 1946. He died December 5, 2009.

Hooper, Elmer - WW II veteran.pdf
Born July 12, 1924 , Elmer Hooper was trained as an Air Force tail gunner. He died February 14, 2008.

Heerens, Dr. Robert - WW II Veteran.pdf
Born July 1915, Dr. Robert Heerens became a hospital doctor with the Marines. He died October 19, 2014.

Harker, Thomas B. - WW II.pdf
Born August 6, 1919, Thomas Harker joined the Army Air Corps as a pilot. He died April 29, 2013.

Gray, Zane - World War II.pdf
Born November 8, 1923, Zane Grey joined the Navy in 1942. He died May 24, 2004.

Geraghty, Joe - WW II.pdf
Born February 27, 1920, Joe Geraghty served in the Naval Air Corps during World War II. He died November 22, 2014.

V. Stewart & Jeanette Fisher - WW II Veterans.pdf
V. Stewart Fisher was born in 1918 and enlisted in the Army during World War II. He died October 7, 2005. Jeanette Fisher, born May 1917, volunteered as a nurse in 1943. She died November 21, 2012.

Danaher, John - WW II.pdf
John Danaher was born February 14, 1920. He enlisted in the Navy Air Corps in August 1941 and served until December 1945. He died August 1, 1997.
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