Frank I. Chalupa

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Collection Frank I. Chalupa
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Description Nitrate negative and contact gelatin print of Frank I. Chalupa.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1945
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 22750
Notes Bust view image of Corporal Frank I. Chalupa, Technician 5th Grade. He wears the Model 1943 Field Jacket with Medics arm band; helmet with Medics insignia painted on front; and knit cap underneath.
Frank I. Chalupa was born in Oshkosh, WI in 1923, the son of Joanne W. (Minnie) Drenks Chalupa and Frank Frederick Chalupa. Frank attended Oshkosh Teachers College for three years and was drafted/inducted into the United States Army in 1943. He trained at Camp Adair near Corvallis, OR and shipped out to Europe in 1944. He served as a medic in the 70th "Trailblazer" Infantry Division. After World War II, he finished his last year at Oshkosh Teachers College; taught high school (math, chemistry, history, etc.) at Luxemburg school in Kewanee County, WI for 30 years. He coached high school wrestling and baseball, was a professional umpire in Oshkosh for Giants games, and other local teams while teaching. He died February 20, 2007.
Object ID P2003.89.2
Object Name Negative, Nitrate
People Chalupa, Frank I.
Print size 4" x 5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
Medical personnel
Military medicine
Medical aspects of war
European Theater of Operations
Title Frank I. Chalupa
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