North High School Wall of Honor
Gerald "Jerry" Ramsey Anderson, Jr.
Would have graduated in Class of June, 1954
Gerald "Jerry" Ramsey Anderson, Jr.
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953. PAGE IN PROGRESS
Jerry would have graduated from North High in the June, 1954 class, but transferred to Tech and graduated there. At the time of his draft, his next of kin was Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph E. Anderson , 921 Oak Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA. His serial number is _________.
Gerald "Jerry" Ramsey Anderson, Jr.
Year x Rank x Status
June, 1954 x Graduated x Would have graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA, but transferred to Tech and graduated there. He went through a number of years with North grads at Warren Harding and North.
1954-1958 x Student x Drake University. Journalism, English, Education, ROTC
June, 1958 x US Air Force/
2nd Lt.
x Following graduation, commissioned as 2nd Lt. through ROTC program at Drake University.
x Employment x Register and Tribune
October, 1959 x US Air Force/
Active Duty/Col
x Texas, California, Nebraska (SAC). C-135 and B-52.
early 1960-1984 x x From active duty to Iowa Air National Guard. Retired from Air National Guard to Stand-by Reserve for five years.
1960's x Employment x Northwestern Bell Telephone Company; North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska
1984 x Employment x AT&T
1991 x Retired x AT&T; MN
B-52 KC-135
B-52 KC-135
1957: Arnold Air Society; Drake University
Arnold Air Society/Drake University/1957:
Row 1 Robert S. McCoy, Ronald Graves, Mel Drinkwine, Jack Phelan, Carl Bohnhoff, Harold Gansert, Dennis Montgomery, Conrad Newsom, Wayne Dailey
Row 2 Robert Bowers, Roger Hurt, Gerald Carrell, John Woody, Clarence Juhl, Fredric Hedinger, George Genoit
Row 3 Harley Snyder, David Dvorak, John Rock, Cliff Everett, Lowell Mittelstadt, Kirk Hayes
Row 4 Bert Thomas, Lee Lovejoy, David Soderquist, Mark DeRuyter, Richard Dunlap
Row 5 Richard Janisch, Jerry Anderson, Sherwood Anderson
Gerald "Jerry" Ramsey Anderson, Jr.
15th Air Force Command
Strategic Air Command
United States Air Force

US Air Force seal

AETC; Air Education and Training Command

Stratgegic Air Command Patch
Command Pilot's Wings

Drake University; 1958; Commander, Arnold Air Society; Jerry Anderson
US Air Force Colonel Insignia
15th Air Force Patch

132nd Fighter Wing; IA Air National Guard

124th Fighter Squadron/IA Air National Guard

The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2019 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: Gerald "Jerry" Ramsey Anderson, Jr.'s 1954 class page is:
11/21/11; Living in MN.
Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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