Frank J. Bike Second World War correspondence
Collection — Box: WWII 102, Folder: 18
This collection contains one postcard correspondence from Pvt. Frank J. Bike, USA to his mother, Margaret Bike, during the Second World War. The postcard was sent from Battle Creek Michigan while Pvt. Bike was in training and says they just had their shots and that they will be moving soon. On the reverse side of the card is a photograph of an army unit, presumably his.
- 1943 August 10
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Biographical / Historical
Private Francis John "Frank" Bike, United States Army (3/24/1915 - 3/8/1996) was born in Chicago, Illinois to Frank and Margaret B. Bike neé Dzinskiewitz. He enlisted in the Army on July 17, 1943 and was released on January 20, 1946. The donor, William S. Bike, inherited these letters from his mother, and it is unclear if Pvt. Bike was the donor's father or some other relation. William Bike also donated the Jean Smolen Second World War correspondence (2017-082-w-r) and inherited them from his mother, and it is also unclear the relationship between Frank Bike and Jean Smolen, though they are both from Chicago. (information obtained from ancestry.com, and 1940 Federal Census)
.025 Linear feet (1 folder)
This collection contains one postcard from Pvt. Frank J. Bike, USA to his mother Margaret during the Second World War.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of William S. Bike.
- Finding Aid for the Frank J. Bike Second World War correspondence
- Andrew Harman
- Description rules
- Language of description