North High School Wall of Honor
Donald Eugene Dale
Class of January, 1940
Died; FOD; Finding of Death
Research done by Rick Nehrling, class of 1963.
Donald Eugene Dale
Donald was a member of North High's January, 1940 class. He was a Seaman First Class with the US Navy. His listed next of kin was his father, Mr. Peter B. Dale, 1904 11th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Don's service number was 3215913.
Donald Eugene Dale
Year   Rank/Rating   Status
January,1940 x x x Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
date   Employed
  Where and when
February 3, 1941 x US Navy x Enlisted in US Navy
date x Training x One month of Basic Training;
Great Lakes, Illinois?
date x Training x Where and when?
date x US Navy/S1C x Aboard? Where and when?
Nov 30, 1942 x Deceased x In combat
aft Nov 30, 1942 x Buried x Story City Municipal Cemetery; Story City, Iowa
Story City Municipal Cemetery, Story City, Iowa

The above information was obtained from the following:
(1) The State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel was compiled in April, 1946, by the Casualty Section, Office of Public Information, Navy Department. It is considered to be the official list of the World War II dead for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. These records can be found online at

All of the names and information in this document are arranged by State. Within this document, the Navy states the following: "Inclusions of names in this State group have been determined solely by the residence of next of kin at the time of notification of the last wartime casualty status. This listing does not necessarily represent state of birth, legal residence, or official state credit according to service enlistment."

The casulaties listed in the document represent only those personnel on "active duty in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, resulting directly from enemy action or from operational activities against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941 to the end of the war." Any casualties in the United States area (training, other assignment to a permanent duty station in the US, etc.) or as a result of disease, homicide, or suicide, in any location, are not included..

(2) The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: Donald Eugene Dale's 1940 class page is:

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