Richard Frakes papers, 1943-1946, bulk 1944
- 1.00 folders
- English .
- Preferred citation:
- Frakes, Richard, papers. Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. http://purl.fcla.edu/fsu/WWII_08_0178.
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- Scope and Content:
The collection is from PFC (T/Sgt) Richard Frake's military records and ephemera, including training certificates for Pre-RADAR VIII, Bomb Reconnaissance School, and Radio/Radar Repairman. The collection also has unofficial certificates proving that Frakes "officially" passed the equator and became a "shellback" on board the USAT Pemant. There are also documents and ephemera about Japanese POWs surrendering.
- Biographical / Historical:
Richard Frakes' discharge papers show that he was a radio/radar repairman for the 3367th Signal Service Battalion, served in New Guinea, South Philippines, and Luzon. He also trained at the University of Minnesota, U.S. Signal Corps (Des Moines, Iowa), and Camp Murphy, Florida. He obtained the good conduct medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
- Acquisition information:
- United States. Army--History
United States. Army--Uniforms
United States. Army Ground Forces
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
World War, 1939-1945--United States
Prisoners of war
Prisoners of war--Asia
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--New Guinea
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines--Luzon
- United States. Army
United States. Army. Signal Corps
- University of Minnesota
Des Moines (Iowa)