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Collection Number RG1057.AM
Collection Name RG1057 Barta, James R., 1918-2001
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box
Title James R. Barta papers
Date or Date Span 1941-1946
Year Range from 1941
Year Range to 1946
Admin/Biographical History James R. Barta was born on September 7, 1918. He was raised on a ranch southwest of Ainsworth, Nebraska. Barta was called up for service on February 26, 1942 and served in the United States Army Air Corps. After basic training at Camp Crowder, Missouri, Barta was sent to the Army Air Force's school of Applied Tactics in and around Orlando, Florida. Barta received training in communications including operating long range radar equipment. Then he was sent to Fort Monroe, Virginia to a computer school to tie radar with heavy artillery. Barta was discharged on December 26, 1945. James Barta passed away at Verdigre, Nebraska, on March 29, 2001.
Scope & Content This collection of papers of James R. Barta is arranged as follows:

Series 1 - Correspondence, 1943-1946

Subseries 1: Correspondence from James, 1943-1945
Subseries 2: Correspondence to James, 1944-1946

Series 2 - Papers, 1941-1947

The materials in this collection relate to James R. Barta's service in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. The letters contained in Series 1 reflect both Barta's experiences in the military, and what was going on back home with his family and friends. Series 2 contains many of the tests Barta took in his training in the service, and much ephemera associated with military life, his induction notice, selective service classification cards, military passes, life insurance materials, war bond materials, etc.
Creator Barta, James R., 1918-2001
Finding Aids James R. Barta finding aid
Subjects Military service
World War II
People Barta, James R., 1918-2001
Search Terms Military service
United States. Army Air Corps
World War, 1939-1945