North High School Wall of Honor
Ira Edwin Delk
Class of June, 1947

Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953.

Ira Edwin Delk
Ed graduated from North High in June, 1947. At the time, his next of kin was Mr. Charles W. Delk, 1329 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA. His service number was 17333196.
Ira Edwin Delk
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1947   Graduated x Graduated from North High, Des Moines, IA
June, 1947-
June, 1951
  Schooling x Drake University, Des Moines, IA. Graduated June, 1951.
BA; Political Science
August 7, 1951 x Enlisted/
US Air Force
x Downtown Des Moines, IA.
date x Basic Training x *Sheppard Air Force Base; Wichita Falls, TX.
x Training x **Lowry Air Force Base; Denver, CO. 14 weeks.
October 20, 1951 x Family x Married Barbara Jean Grovier in Denver. Barbara was North High, Class of January, 1951.
Feb., 1952-
Aug., 1955
x Stationed/
US Air Force//SSgt.

***Andrews Air Force Base; Washington, D.C.
1401st ABWG (MATS) Headquarters Squadron.
SSGT (T) as of December 1, 1953.

Aug.6, 1955   US Air Force/
x Discharged from the US Air Force; Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
1955-1958 x Schooling x Law School, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
x Employment x Corporate Law; Sioux City, Iowa
1990 x Retired x Moved to Bella Vista, AR.
October, 2015 x Relocated x Sioux City, IA 51104
present x Civilian x Now traveling throughout the world.
June 18, 2020 Deceased Sioux City, IA 51104
*Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX
Air Education and Training Command
Sheppard Air Force Base (IATA: SPS, ICAO: KSPS, FAA LID: SPS) is a United States Air Force base located five miles (8 km) north of the central business district of Wichita Falls, in Wichita County, Texas, United States.[2] It is the largest training base and most diversified in Air Education and Training Command. Comptroller, transportation, and intelligence training moved to Sheppard from Lowry AFB, Colorado, in the fall of 1954.

**Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, CO
Air Training Command
Lowry Air Force Base (19381994) is a former United States Air Force base located in the cities of Aurora and Denver, Colorado. Its primary mission throughout its existence was Air Force technical training and was heavily involved with the training of United States Army Air Forces bomber crews during World War II. It was also the home of the United States Air Force Academy from 1954 to 1958, until the Academy's permanent site in Colorado Springs was completed.

With the beginning of the Korean War, Lowry Air Force Base expanded its training program. Courses taught, in addition to photography and armament, included rocket propulsion, missile guidance, electronics, radar-operated fire-control systems, computer specialties, gun and rocket sights, and electronically operated turret systems.

***Andrews Air Force Base;
Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington; Air Force District of Washington
Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington, formerly Andrews Air Force Base, (IATA: ADW, ICAO: KADW, FAA LID: ADW) is a United States Air Force base located in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, situated 8 miles (13 km) east of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.

1401st (later 1001st; later 1st) transport (later Airlift) Squadron; August 24, 1952-present
Drake University; University of Iowa Law School

US Air Force Insignia

Sheppard Air Force Base; Air and Education Training Command
Ira Edwin Delk
Staff Sergeant
1401 Headquarters Squadron
US Air Force

August, 1950
Sheppard Air Force Base; Wichita Falls, TX
Lowry Air Force Base; Air Training Command

Andrews Air Force Base; Air Force District of Washington
National Defense Service Medal; Staff Sergeant Stripes; Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal; Staff Sergeant Stripes; Good Conduct Medal  
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 Ira Edwin Delk's 1947 class page can be viewed at
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