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Frank J. Bike Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 102, Folder: 18
Identifier: 2017-657-w-r

Content Description

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.

Dates

  • 1943 August 10

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

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 neƩ 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)

Extent

.025 Linear feet (1 folder)

Overview

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.
Title
Finding Aid for the Frank J. Bike Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
2/18/2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States