Clark, Frank S. (1913-1993) Papers, 1942-1945

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Frank S. Clark, 1913-1993

Title: Papers, 1942-1945

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection: 0.5 cubic feet

Locator Number: Mss. A/C/592f

Biographical Note

Frank S. Clark, a native of Milltown, Indiana, served as a radioman in the 43 rd troop carrier squadron of the 315 th troop carrier group during World War II. Clark spent some time in the Louisville, Kentucky area before the war, and it is there that he met Agnes “Chickie” Keeling.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters from Frank S. Clark to his sweetheart and fiancé, Agnes “Chickie” Keeling. Clark was a radioman, in the 43 rd Troop Carrier Squadron of the 315 th Troop Carrier Group of the United States Army Air Corps, and was stationed in England, France, Trinidad, and Natal, Brazil during the war. Although he describes little of his actual job duties, he provides extensive details on how he entertains himself when he is off duty including which movies he has seen, what he is listening to on the radio, the books he is reading, and his excursions off base, especially to London, England. Clark also writes extensively about his growing feelings for “Chickie” while he is overseas, and he comments on her plans for their wedding. Also included in the collection are two letters from Clark’s sister Elizabeth to Chickie, a photo of Clark with some fellow soldiers, and an issue of the Stars and Stripes from 1944.

List of Folders

Folder 1: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, June-August 1942

Folder 2: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, August-November 1942

Folder 3: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, 1943

Folder 4: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, January-August 1944

Folder 5: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, November-December 1944

Folder 6: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, January 1945

Folder 7: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, February 1945

Folder 8: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, March 1945

Folder 9: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, April 1945

Folder 10: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, May 1-16, 1945

Folder 11: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, May 17-30, 1945

Folder 12: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, June 7-21, 1945

Folder 13: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, June 23-28, 1945

Folder 14: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, July 1945

Folder 15: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, August 1-13, 1945

Folder 16: Correspondence, Frank S. Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, August 17 -September, 1945

Folder 17: Correspondence, Elizabeth Clark to “Chickie” Keeling, 1943

Subject Headings

Amiens (France) – Description and travel

Brows

Clark, Frank S., 1913-1993

England – Description and travel

Insurance, Life – Policies

Love-letters.

Natal (Brazil) – Description and travel

Scott Air Force Base (Ill.)

United States. Army Air Forces. Troop Carrier Squadron, 43rd

United States. Army – Military life

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