Francis Stinocher in Navy uniform, 1940s

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Francis Stinocher poses for a photograph, wearing his navy uniform with a white cap. He holds onto a metal chain in front of him with both hands, his elbow resting on a banister. The metal studs, hanging lifebuoy and coiled rope behind him indicate he is on a navy ship.

The lifebuoy behind Francis on the left side is cut off by the edge of the photograph, leaving the following partial words and acronyms: "...TS" and "...RRAGUT IDA." The combination of words may suggest the photograph was taken at the Farragut Naval Training Station in Farragut, Idaho. From 1942-1946, this station was the second largest United States naval training in the world, and accepted recruits from Iowa (Idaho Military Museum).

Francis Stinocher was born to Frank and Grace (Beranek) Stinocher on August 12, 1923. He enlisted to serve in the navy on August 4, 1943 and was released from service on March 26, 1946. He married a woman named Stella; they lived in Albia, Iowa as hospital workers. Francis died on January 29, 1991 (Ancestry Library; Lovetinsky et al., p. 124; Walch, p. 104).

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

1940s

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Coverage

Unknown

Files

98.34.102.jpg

Citation

“Francis Stinocher in Navy uniform, 1940s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed September 18, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/188.

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