Delayed birth certificate for Wilbur Frank Denny in
Wapello county, IA.
Note that the first name of "Frank" was crossed out and
instead became the middle name of the child. In later life, he
swapped the middle and first names and his records primarily state
"Frank" as the first name ... but ... not always.
Frank registered for the draft in Ottumwa, IA on 30
June 1942 and was inducted into the Army at Camp Dodge Herrold, IA on 14
Pfc Denny was transferred to Company F, 508th PIR in
late 1945. On 21 December 1945 he was sent on TDY
(temporary duty) with Hq Command, European Theatre. The
purpose is not known.
He returned to the U,S. on 30 May 1946 and was
discharged on June 1946.
On 14 December 1946, he married Velma Lucille Black. both were from
Frank submitted this application for the Iowa WWII Veterans Bonus
program on 7 May 1949. He was credited with 25 ,months of domestic
duty and 16 months of foreign service which earned him a $290 benefit.
Franks remains were cremated and the disposition of his ashes is