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Frances Schneider - World War II

Frances Schneider was a civilian instructor of Morse code during World War II. She worked in a transmitter room and educated soldiers who would become B-17 gunners or radio operators. Her husband was a sergeant in the military. He served in the Pacific theater and was involved in communicating weather reports to the aircraft that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan.

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Jack M. Schneider (left) with an unidentified man.

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Army Air Force Radio Instructor’s School at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri on April 28, 1943.

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Saint Louis, Missouri

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April 28, 1943

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George Morrow, Frances Schneider’s brother, and his wife Irene.

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Frances Schneider’s brother, William L. Morrow Sr.

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Frances Schneider’s brother, Stephen P. Morrow Jr.

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Bob Hope at the USO in Ipswitch, England.

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Jack Schneider with his son, Jerome on September 11, 1945.

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September 11, 1945

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Jack Schneider (right) with an unidentified man.

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Frances Morrow (left) and Wilma Ecker at Scott Field in 1943.

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Belleville, Illinois

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1943

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Catholic Mass in England

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England

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Songbook

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Commendation

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Teletype Operator Certificate

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Pass to London

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July 31, 1943

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Discharge Certificate

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Recommendation letter

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May 26, 1942

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Frances Schneider is interviewed for the WILL-AM-FM-TV Central Illinois World War II Stories Project in 2007.

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Urbana, Illinois

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2007

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