North High School Wall of Honor
Novelene Mae Howard (Shroyer)
Class of June, 1942

Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.
Novelene Mae Howard
Novelene graduated from North High in June, 1942. She enlisted in the WAVES at the Federal Building in Des Moines on _________. Her service number was ________. Her next of kin was shown as Mr. Paul Howard, 1140 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA.
Novelene Mae Howard; Seaman 2nd Class
Novelene Mae Howard (Shroyer) (Get Correct Data for Novelene)
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1942 x   x Graduated from North High School, Des Moines, IA
Employed x x x Employed at Des Moines Theater on Grand Avenue/usherette;
Gephart Photographic Studio on East side;
Northwestern Bell & Telephone Co.; 925 High Street, DM, IA.
September 13, 1944 x US Naval Reserve;
WAVES
x Enlisted at the Federal Building in Des Moines in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) 1944-1946.
November 3, 1944   Stationed   Took train to the Bronx, New York. Six weeks of boot camp at Hunter College.
1945 x Stationed xx Communications work. Indiana; Chemical Warfare Service Base; (Vigo Plant) six miles outside of Terre Haute, IN. Left around Christmas, 1944
4 months x Yeoman 3rd Class x Great Lakes Naval Training Station; Great Lakes, IL. Communications. Stenographic work.
May 15, 1946 x Mustered out x At Great Lakes Naval Training Station, IL
x x x x Returned to work at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company (had been granted leave from work during military service).
May 15, 1946 x x x To California. Married to Herbert S. McCracken at Forest Lawn.
August 26, 2010 x x x Deceased; Mechanicsville, VA
October 6, 2010 x Interred x Buried: Arlington National Cemetery
US Navy Insignia US Navy Seal
Join the Waves! Hunter College 1945:Get correct pics




US Navy Seal




Novelene Mae Howard
Storekeeper 3rd Class (rank)
WAVES
US Navy


US Navy Insignia






Storekeeper 3rd Class




(Get correct medals for Novelene) United Nations Service Medal/Korea; National Defense Service Medal;
Korean War Service Medal w/three stars; Navy Occupational Medal w Asia Bar;
Korean Defense Service Medal; China Service Medal; Korean Presidenial Unit Citation
References
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 all North High School graduates can be found online at http://www.ndmhs.com/. Novelene Mae Howard's 1942 class page can be viewed at:
http://www.ndmhs.com/pages/yearclass1942(1987.45).html.
07/05/16. Died 08/26/10. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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