William "Bill" Framcis Bartos

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  • Name: William "Bill" Framcis Bartos
  • Location of Birth: Chicago, lllinois
  • Date of Birth: May 17, 1912
  • Date of Death: June 26, 2003 (91 years old)
  • Parents: Martin and Mary Bartos
  • High School and Class: 1930 - Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
  • Date Sworn In: March 6, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: December 6, 1945 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: William Francis Bartos
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 28
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: May 17, 1912
    Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Residence Place: Max, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Max, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Self
    Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 220
    Complexion: Dark
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Martin Bartos (father)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    William moved to the Wirt area in Itasca County, Minnesota at age 8. During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Corps. On December 28, 1943, Bill was married to Loretta Gray, an Army nurse in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    Following the war, they moved back to the Wirt area for several years and then moved to Eddyille, Iowa, where Loretta's parents lived to help them with the farm. In 1962, they moved to Wabana Township in Itasca County, Minnesota where he farmed and worked in the iron mines.

    He served 15 years as Wabana Township supervisor and was a member of the American Legion in Lawrence Lake.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Loretta; daughter Frances (James) King; son Edward; and brother Charles.

    He is survived by a granddaughter, Christine Bartos and a son-in-law, James King.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-05-0-6)

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