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Collection Frank R. Goetz
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1734
Object Name Archive
Title Correspondence, 1942-1944.
Year Range from 1942
Year Range to 1944
Event World War II
Description Correspondence written to Frank R. Goetz, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, resident who received letters and cards from relatives and a co-worker who were serving during World War II. The correspondence were written by Goetz's cousins, Eugene Dunn and Francis D. Goetz, and by his co-worker Frederick Kraak. Letters from his cousins primarily ask about the family, relatives who have written to them, and their hope Goetz stays out of the war. One letter from Francis (September 27, 1942) describes his training in the deserts of Nevada and California. The letters from Frederick Kraak generally ask about the health of Goetz's family, how work is at Schlitz Brewery and how many co-workers are in the service, and some descriptions of his service in India. Also included are two greeting cards, of which one is an interesting cartoon of an American airplane attacking a Japanese soldier (Christmas 1942), and an interesting cartoon on a blank envelope of a young boy watching his father come home after capturing both a German and Japanese soldier. One folder also includes a very brief biographical sketch about the collection. Goetz was an employee at Schlitz Brewery and was declared 4F or ineligible for military service during World War II.
Extent and Medium of Description 0.1 linear ft. (3 folders)
Subjects Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Correspondence.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Family relationships.
Named Person:Goetz, Frank R.
Dunn, Eugene, 1909-1974.
Goetz, Francis D., 1910-2003.
Kraak, Frederick.
United States. Army.
Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.
Letters (correspondence).