North High School Wall of Honor
Jack M. Wheeler
Research done by Rick Nehrling, class of 1963.
Jack M. Wheeler
Jack was a member of North High's class of August, 1941. He enlisted on June 8, 1941 at Fort Des Moines, Iowa in the Army Air Corps. His serial number was 17029322. His death was reported as FOD, finding of death. At the time of his death, his rank was SSG-Staff Sergeant. At the time of his enlistment, his listed next was Mrs. J.L. Moses, 2516 36th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Awards are the Air Medal and Purple Heart.
(1) The World War II Army Enlistment Records contain information on more than nine million indivdual enlistments. These records can be found online at

(2) Information obtained from the American Battle Monuments Commission shows that Jack died on November 9, 1942 as a member of the 367th Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomnber Group. He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.

(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 all North High School graduates can be found online at Jack M. Wheeler's 1941 class page can be viewed at
Died; November 9, 1942.
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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