This picture had been mounted in a little photo
album of Thomas Stricker. Thomas grew up in Kiron and went to
the Kiron High School and graduated in 1934. He was a member
of the starting five of the boys basketball team that achieved
the most victories of any Kiron team in the Iowa High School
basketball tournaments. He loved airplanes and a number of photos
in his album give evidence of that. He entered the aviation corp
in WWII and became a pilot. He flew several missions against
Hitler's Germany. He never returned from his last mission. Here
are the names:
Top L/R: Seldon Buller, Mary Garner, Vincent Buller, Marion Sundell, Chester Ogren, Mavis Mohrhouse, Gene Hoaglund.
2nd L/R: Arnold Lundell, MayDelle Sandstrom, Adelbert Sjogren, Maxine Larson, Allen Ogren, Florence Schultz.
3rd L/R: Russell Sederberg, Winona Grow, Lester Sandstrom, Ferne Buller, Thomas Stricker, Virginia Sandstrom, Roy Sederberg.
Front L/R: Phenetta Johnson, Franklin Johnson, Betty Olson.
(Thanks to Chester Ogren, Marian Sonnichsen, Allen Ogren, Adelbert Sjogren, Jean Kropf, Al Gustafson, Charlyn Schultz, Terry Bergman and others for helping with identifying the classmates of Tommy Stricker.)