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George Clint Frank Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-1018

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one folder, which contains photographs of Frank, fellow members of the 826th Bombardment Squadron, and the B-24 Liberators that they manned, both at flight school in San Angelo, Texas and in the field. The collection also contains Frank’s War Department Identification Card and his Army discharge papers. A letter from crewmember F. X. Sullivan is included and was sent to Frank with a group of the photographs.

Dates

  • undated, circa 1943-1993

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Biographical Note

George Clint Frank was born on January 11, 1917 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Morris and Gussie Frank. He worked as a salesman until he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps on July 15, 1943. He attended bombardier school in San Angelo, Texas, and when he graduated from flight training, he was assigned to the 826th Bombardment Squadron, 484th Bombardment Group.

The 826th was trained for combat with the B-24 Liberator aircraft and was deployed first to Torretto Airfield in Southern Italy, and then to Casablanca, Morocco. From Italy, the unit undertook long-range strategic bombardment missions across Europe. After the German surrender, the 826th was reassigned to North Africa to help move personnel and equipment out of Europe for its eventual return to the United States. Frank achieved the rank of First Lieutenant before his discharge on October 14, 1945. An information card on Frank's service is included in the National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records at the American Jewish Historical Society.

Frank returned to Massachusetts and his work as a salesman, and he married Mardell Christine Tirrell. Mardell Frank died on February 13, 1998, and George Frank died on January 26, 2000. Both are buried in the Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon, Massachusetts.

References

  1. Material from the collection.
  2. "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZY4-FM8 : 4 December 2014), George Frank, 26 Jan 2000; from "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Boston, Massachusetts, death certificate number 000592, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, Boston.
  3. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J19W-CPK : 20 May 2014), Mardell C Frank, 13 Feb 1998; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  4. Geroge Frank alphabetical master card; National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records, 1940-1969; I-52; 295; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.
  5. 484th.org http://www.484th.org

Chronology

January 11, 1917
George Clint Frank is born.
September 10, 1921
Mardell Christine Tirrell is born.
July 15, 1943
George enlists in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
October 14, 1945
George is discharged from the Army.
February 13, 1998
Mardell Frank dies.
January 26, 2000
George Frank dies.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Abstract

George Clint Frank (1917-2000) served in the 826th Bombardment Squadron, 484th Bombardment Group, United States Army Air Corps from 1943 until he was discharged at the end of World War II. The collection consists of one folder containing photographs from Frank’s time in the Army, along with his War Department Identification Card and discharge papers.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ruth Solomon, 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Shannon Struble, 2016.
Title
Guide to the George Clint Frank Papers, P-1018
Author
Processed by Shannon Struble
Date
2016

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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