Frank registered to the army in Ferbuary 1942, and enlisted on November 17th, 1942. After completing his training, he was sent to Europe.
He was Prisoner of War since May 28th, 1944, after his plane was shot down, and he was liberated in June 1945. He was detained in Germany.
Frank Steven Bartak Collection (AFC/2001/001/26707), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
|Date of Birth||09/18/1920|
|Date of Death||03/12/2003|
|Place of Birth||Merna, Custer County, NE|
|Place of Death||Merna, Custer County, NE|
|Immigration||Grandchild to at least one Czech-born grandparent.|
|Could speak Czech||Not identified|
|Parents||Frank Stephen Bartak and Ruth D. (Anderson) Bartak|
|Area of War||Europe|
|Detail of Service||613th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force|
|Prisoner of War|