Guide to the Papers of George Clint Frank,
undated, circa 1943-1945, 1993
 
P-1018

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Shannon Struble as MS Word document on June 4, 2016. Finding aid was encoded by Shannon Struble on June 11, 2016. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Frank, George Clint
Title: George Clint Frank Papers
Dates:undated, circa 1943-1945, 1993
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.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)
Identification: P-1018
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Biographical Note

George Clint Frank (bottom row, right) with his crewmates in front of a B-24 Liberator at Torretto Airfield in Italy.

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.

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

Material from the collection.

"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.

"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).

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.

484th.org <http://www.484th.org>

Chronology

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

The George Clint Frank Papers consist 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.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Col. Bernard L. Gorfinkle (1889-1973) Papers, P-664

Philip Epstein Papers, P-989

Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America Records, I-32

Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.) Records, I-567

National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records, I-52

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); George Clint Frank Papers; P-1018; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Ruth Solomon, 2001.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series I: George Clint Frank Papers, undated, circa 1943-1945, 1993

In English.
Box 1, Folder 1.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Photographs and Military Documentsundated, circa 1943-1945, 1993request_box
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