‘These Dead Shall
Not Have Died in Vain’
Pilot Jack Garlent, ’40, proudly displayed his Albion ties on the plane he flew in combat over Europe. He was killed Sept. 9, 1944 while strafing a supply train over Wetzler, Germany.
The military draft meant that male students were exceedingly scarce on Albion's campus during most of the War. (Pleiad)
In the Report of the President, December 21, 1945, President William Whitehouse recounted the impact of World War II on the Albion College campus community: “Over 1,000 alumni participated as members of the armed forces in this global struggle. In addition, a large number were in the war effort filling non-military appointments.” Sadly, 41 were reported as either killed in action or missing. The list of those who lost their lives appears below.