Chaney High School - Lariat Yearbook (Youngstown, OH)

 - Class of 1944

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THEY FIGHT FOR FREEDOM By Mary Proch and Mary Louise Hura Reading from left to right: ROW ONE Johnny Kovacs is quite proud of the fact that he's in the Army-and do you blame him? Lieut. George Goddard was lost in a bomber crash in the summer of 1943. He received his wings at the same time that Bob Mason received his. Bombing ace-Lieut. Robert Mason, who has been on fifty bombing missions, parti- cipated in the Ploesti raid. in which SfSgt. Edward L. Weden also took part. The fleet's in!-And this is the hand- some part of it. Steve Slifka is one of our own boys. ROW TWO H-:re's our idea of a perfect top-kick- Sgt. Ralph M. Forcht, in a moment of well-earned leisure. Ralph is the husband of Betty Foss. We all know that shy grin of Albert Lovas at Chaney, and now the Navy gets the benefit of it.-Lucky Navy!! In case you're wondering who this hand- some lad is-we'll let you in on it-Dick Mitchell, S lfc. Note! He sends his love. Who could shun this gay smile when it is displayed by none other than Robert Shunn, S fc? We specialize in swab-jockies, Jack Don- nelly is a shinning example, and what an example!! . . . mm-m. Warrent Officer Clyde M. Dulin looks at the camera with a twinkle in his eye- result-ju.:t look at this swell shot. ROW THREE Chin up. chest out--that's the code of the Navy. Steve Barich is doing an excellent job of demonstrating this point. Sgt. Joseph L. Jenkins, in efficient Army Air Corps style, is concentrating on the instruments, the use of which he teaches. Attention! James Johnson is the sailor displaying the flag. Norman Adams is one of our many Aviation- Cadets. Not a bad example, eh? Cpl. Anthony DiOrio is stationed in England, the "land of nobles and lords." ROW FOUR Lights, camera, action! And Pvt. William of the Marines comes through Povayak with this million-dollar smile. Leatherneck. Special. Sgt. Robert Semple of the Marine Air Corps. Westerner advertising manager takes to the air-and here he is, George Evanoff of the A. A. F. Ed Kemesky of the Navy takes time out to show us his beautiful smile, and we don't mind. Oh, no! Not three handsome gobs in one picture! But it's true! Making with the Ipana smile are Metro Capperes, George Milo, and Tony Siciliano. ROW FIVE A farmer and a sailor-Paul Gillespie raises a Victory Garden on Tarawa. Here he is showing it off to a friend. Pfc. Donald Wissenbach stands at atten- tion and shows us the' product of the Army Air Corps. He's in the South Pacific. A real Marine is Pvt. Walter Leskovic. "There's something about a soldieri' when he's Cpl. Louis'Olsansky of the Army, "It cloesn't mean a thing if you donit pull that string." Cpl. George Kish is a the maximum re- paratrooper who has quirement of jumps to his credit. gives us that well- Elmer Fear, F Zfc known "Yummy Smilen. These are all the snaps received in answer to the Westerner's S. O. S.

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THEY FIGHT FOR PEACE By Helen Marks and Sally Willock Reading from left to right: ROW ONE Afc Albert Evans-posed at Gardner Field, California. W Lt. Victor Ramsey-died in an airplane crash. W Sgt. Nick Rappach-lost his life in a bomber crash in which all but the navigator were killed. W Pvt. Michael Puhalla-died in a tank accident at Ft. Benning, Ga. W Pfc. Michael W. Martini-died fighting on the Anzio Beachhead. W Pvt. Steve Melago-forfeited his life in a tank accident in Italy. W Pvt. George Bizumich-lost on a bomber mission somewhere over Alaska. Pvt. Robert Best-enjoying the spring flowers in England. ROW TWO SZfc Myron, Cpl. Arnold, Mary Shotts Flechser, and Robert Flechser-a fightin' family. Pvt. Charles I-'limes-poses on the home front. W Pvt. Paul Gergel-joined the Marines before graduating with the class of Janu- ary, 1944. He was killed in action in the Solomons. W Pvt. Michael Popovec-killed in a tank accident in India. That Marine?-It's William I-lottinger and he's in the Solomons in the Pioneers. A man and a mountain.-The man, Pvt. "Lefty,' Bindas-the mountain, who cares? ROW THREE Cpl. Arnold Chambers-another leather- neck in the thick of it. Cpl. John Gavelier--a Marine poised for action in the jungle depths. S Zfc Johnny Kohut-thinking of his journey to the Pacific. First Lt, Francis Witt-a flying lad lost in a raid over Berlin. Pvt. John Ragan-turned poultryman in the South Pacific. form in England. Who is he? None other than Pvt. Bernhard Osborne. ROW FOUR Proud Marine? You bet! It's Cpl. Wil- liam Boyle of the USMC, back from the Atlantic and Pacific. Handsome Iacl, hmm? It's Sgt. Joseph Barolak. Sharp cartridge belt.--Pvt. Myron Burn- side in England wears it. AKC Edward E. Ference.-What's he frowning about? S Zfc Melvin Textoris-swapped his clarinet for a chance to swab the decks. Sgt. Louis Merdich and M 3fc John Barich.-John practices his French on Louis in preparation for his stay in North Africa. Cpl. Jack Tocco-in che heart of spa- ghetti land. Frank E. Boyle-instructor of tank forces sports a Kentucky smile. ROW FIVE Pvt. Alec Maceyko-totes a gun instead of a baseball bat in California. RM Bfc Herbert Foss-in Australia after a brief stay in New Guinea.-That's Ralph Forscht with him. Poett? Could be.-I-ie's Sgt. Ross Spen- cer in the South Pacific. Pfc. Anthony Arcomano and Pvt. Belin- sky-two grinning Gyrenes in forest green. Pictures were not available for the fol- lowing Chaney boys who lost their lives in the war: Cpl. Carl Rudolph, lost his lire when a transport was sunk in the Atlantic. Pvt. Louis Poznar, killed while with the air forces. Pvt. John Sambor, died in the service. Cpl. Michael Tyhosky, lost his life while in the service. Pfc. John Puskas, served with the anti-tank unit for fourteen months. He died while serving with the Marines. Lt. Donald Modarelli was report- ed killed in action after being missing over Germany. These are all the snaps received in This Paratrooper models this classy uni- answer to the We5terner'5 S,O,S,



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SINCE PEARL HARBOR Three panels-SERVING OUR COUN- TRY-hang on- the walls of the Chaney Auditorium. One of these contains 798 names, another 7205 and a third, up to the time the Annual goes to press, 50 names of boys and girls and four faculty members now wearing the uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States of America .... A SERVICE FLAG also honors these same over fifteen hundred youthful patriots. GOLD STARS? . . . These Honored Dead Have Not Died in Vain. KILLED IN ACTION Pfc Edward Weekly. .,,,...,,r...,. Guadalcanal Pvt George Bizumich .,,.... 1 ....,..r,.. .Aleutians Pvt, Louis Poznar. r...,.. .... . European Area Pvt Stephen Melago.7-iL---.-.North Africa Pvt Michael Popovec. ,,,, I I ..,...,r.,,,,r..,,,, India Pvt Paul Gergel t,,,...,,,..., Solomon Islands Pfc Walter Martini. .,,,..,,..,.,,.,,,.,..,,,.V,.. .Italy Pfc. John R. Puskas. ,...,. .South Pacific Area Corp. Carl Rudolph. ,....,,,, Western Europe Zncl Lt. Donald Modarelli.--.Over Germany DIED IN SERVICE Pfc. Harold Dasen ...,,,... Hunter Field, Ga. Pvt. Michael Puhalla ..... Fort Benning, Ga. Lieut, Victor Ramsey .,..... .Memphis, Tenn. Sgt. Nick Rappach. .......................... Arizona Staff Sgt. John Roth ........ ---French Guiana Pvt. John Sambor ........ Camp Cooke, Calif. Sgt. Tom Thomas .......... .Hunter Field, Ga. Corp. Michael Tyhosky ......... .South Pacific GREEN STARS! . . . PRISONERS OF WAR Corp. Robert Davies. ............. ....... J apan Seaman- George Tarkanish ....... ..,..... J apan Sgt. Andrew Martin. ............. ........... J apan Pvt. James Young ............. ................ . Italy Capt. Paul Brown. ........ ......... G ermany Pfc. John Cahill ......... ......... G ermany Pfc. Edwin Davis. ........... ......... G ermany Lieut, John Edwards . ..... .,........... I taly Pvt. Michael Gergel, Jr .... ...,. ,,....,...,. . I taly Seaman' zf c John Sandor ....,.....,.,........ Japan Staff Sgt. Michael Vodilko ............ Germany MISSING IN ACTION Pfc. Paul Ratay ............,,,...,,.,....,..,,,... , Hawaii Pvt. Thomas Toporcer .................... Africa Pfc. Peter Pavlisen. ,............... .North Africa Corp. Michael Havrilla .......,.. .North Africa Lieut. George Goddard. .......... .Pacific Area Lieut. Francis Witt. ...,......,..,. Over Germany Sgt. Kenneth Kirker .................. Over Berlin RED STARS! . . . WOUNDED Sgt, Andrew Spisak. .....,.,....................., Italy Capt. Paul Brown .................. .North Africa First Lieut. Alfred I-Ieyman. ...,.... .Australia Pvt. Lester Szabadus. ........ Solomon Islands Pvt. John Papach ............... Solomon Islands Pvt. ' Pvt. Pvt. William Peters. .................. .New Guinea Olaf Ballinger ' Bernard Speck ........................,,,. Africa Robert Ramsey ........... Solomon Islands Corp. Tom Joyce ...........,........ .New Guinea Sgt. Albert Martinko. .,,...,,, .,,,,., A ustralia Pfc. Steve Zapka. ............ ......,.,...,....., . Italy Pvt. Mike Homsey ................................. . Italy Pvt. Charles Kramer. ............,............... Italy Fireman Paul Luchansky ...... North Atlantic Staff Sgt. Gustave Kish. ........ .North Africa Pfc. Craig Gates. ...................... .Norfolk, Va. Pvt. Donald Dieter .............................. Africa Sgt. John Scharsu ............. .................. . Texas First Lieut, Mike Vrabel.---. .......... Solomons Steve Vulanich. ...................... .North Africa Pvt. John Seka. ....................................... Italy FACULTY IN THE SERVICE Cpl, Andrew O'Bruba. ............ .South Pacific First Lieut. Lawrence Reed- I-Iope College, Holland, Mich. Cpl. Paul Keenan- Instructor, Westminster College Miss Grace Bruce ............ Red Cross Service Complete as of April 20, 1944.

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