North High School Wall of Honor
Sydney Henry Dengle
Class of June, 1936
Sydney Kempton Dengle
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953.
Sydney graduated from the North High class of June, 1936. He enlisted into the US Army in 1942 at Camp Dodge, IA. At the time of his induction, his next of kin was Mrs. Henrietta Mary (Stockham) Dengle, 4025 8th Street, Des Moines, IA. His service number was 17070175.
Sydney Henry Dengle
Year x Rank x Status
June, 1936 x x x Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
1937-1942 x Employment x Boyt Harness Company, Des Moines, IA
1942 x Enlisted;
US Army
x Enlisted into US Army Air Corps, Camp Dodge, IA.
1942 x Training x Basic Training, Fresno, CA
1942 x Training x Aerial Gunnery School, Las Vegas Airbase, NV
1942 x Training x B-17 Mechanics School, Amarillo Air Base, TX
1942 x US Army Air Force/ SSgt x Flight engineer; *Ephrata Air Base, WA
1943 x US Army AF x

B-17 Flight engineer instructor; Ardmore Air Base, OK, and B-17 combat crew and flight engineer, Ardmore Air Base, OK

January, 1944 x US Army AF x **95th Bombardment Group, England. Probably Horham, England.
April 1, 1944-
May 2, 1945
x US Army AF x Shot down on his 10th mission over Rostock, Germany. POW at ***Stalag Luft 17B in Krems, Austria
1945 x US Army AF x Acting First Sergeant, T/Sgt; Denver, CO
July 31, 1945 x Family x Married Geneva Maxine Sheldon at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Des Moines, IA
September,1945 x Discharge x Discharged at Sioux City Air Base, IA
1948-1950 x Drake University x Pre-engineering study, Drake University, Des Moines, IA (GI Bill)
1948,1951 x Family x Two children born; Linda Maxine (1948), Stephen Sydney (1951)
1953 x Iowa State University x BS in Mechanical Engineering; Iowa State University; Ames, IA (GI Bill)
1953-55 x Employment x Engineer, Research and Development, Maytag Company, Newton, IA
1955-1985 x Employment x Engineer and lead engineer, Research and Development, Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA
Civilian x Interests x Des Moines, IA
August 14, 2014 x Deceased x Des Mones, IA 50313
* Ephrata Air Base, WA

** 95 Bombardment Group

*** Stalag Luft 17B

Stalag 17B was situated 100 meters northwest of the village of Gniexendorf. This village is located six kilometers northwest of Krems, Austria (48-27N – 15-39 E).

****Caterpillar Club
95th Bombardment Group, Horham, England
Stalag Luft 17B Stalag Luft 17B
POW: Stalag Luft 17B POW: Stalag Luft 17B
Sydney's Worksop; 2014; road runner lawn art from railroad ties
Sydney Henry Dengle
Staff Sergeant
95th Bombardment Group
United States Army Air Force

US Army Seal

1945: Sydney Henry Dengle

95th Bombardment Group

Staff Sergeant

Purple Heart; American Theater Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Army of Occupation Medal;
Victory Medal WWII; EAME Theater Ribbon w/1 Bronze Star; Air Medal

(1) The World War II Army Enlistment Records contain information on more than nine million indivdual enlistments. These records can be found online at

(3) 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: Sydney Henry Dengle's 1936 class page is:
01/23/14. Living in Des Moines, IA. Died 08/14/14.
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