Polk County


Frank Miles Jr.





Except for Mother, All of Frank Miles Family Is in Army  

DES MOINES, (AP)—Except for mother, the whole Frank Miles family of Des Moines is in the army now.

Capt. Frank Miles, state selective service official and editor of the Iowa Legionaire, disclosed the enlistment of his second son, William B., 18, in the army air corps.

Frank Miles Jr., 20, became an army aviation cadet the day war was declared. Captain Miles has no other children.

William was center on the Drake University freshman team last fall.  On Sept. 5, he played center on the west team in the East-West All-Star Iowa high school football game.  As center and captain of the Roosevelt high team here in 1940, he received All-State recognition.

Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, Friday, January 2, 1942

Christmas 1944

War Correspondent, Frank Miles Sr. and his son, Frank Miles Jr. doing a radio broadcast from Europe for WHO radio in Des Moines, Iowa.