Pensacola High School's Senior Class, 1939

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Pensacola High School's Senior Class, 1939

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Pensacola High's Senior Class


Pensacola (Fla.)


A page from Pensacola High School's yearbook, Tiger's Tale for the 1938-1939 school year. In 1870, the first public school for boys in Pensacola, Florida, was organized. In 1875, a two-story building was constructed on Wright Street and the school was named the Pensacola Academy. A new building was erected on Lee Square in 1886 and the name was changed to Public School No. 1. In 1905, the school changed its name to Pensacola Senior High School. The school again moved to a new building at 500 West Maxwell Street in 1952.

A notable student pictured in this yearbook is Doyle Fleming Nee (1921-1944), who attended Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida. He married one of his classmates before joining the U.S. Army Air Forces' (USAAF) 367th Fighter Squadron of the 358th Fighter Group during World War II. First Lieutenant Nee became a skilled airplane pilot and participated in many battles throughout France during his career. His life came to an end on October 2, 1944, when a friendly airplane struck his plane, and he evacuated the aircraft without a parachute near Faulquemont, France. 1st Lt. Nee is buried at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.

Date Created

ca. 1938-1939

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.





1 yearbook page






Pensacola High School, Pensacola, Florida

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Contributing Project

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project


Guild, Victoria
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"GRid=56374483" target="_blank">1Lt Doyle Fleming Nee." Find A Grave.
"F Doyle Nee." FamilySearch.
"Missing Air Crew Report for First Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee." RICHES of Central Florida.
"Missing Air Crew Report Statement for First Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee." RICHES of Central Florida.



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