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Special Collections, SC#135, The personal letters from Frank Moses (F.M.) Forbey Jr., from his time in the U.S. Navy during World War II, written mostly to his parents and younger sisters, Dorothy and Anna Lou.

Collection Information

Collection Number: SC#135

Title: 
Frank M. Forbey Collection

Dates: 
September 16, 1942-December 26, 1945


Collection Size: 
3 Boxes

Biographical History

Frank Moses Forbey Jr. (often goes by F.M. Forbey or Buck), was born June 28, 1924, Charleston, Missouri. He was the son of Frank M. and Mary Anna Evans Forbey. He trained for the Navy at Camp Green Bay in the Great Lakes in the Fall of 1942, before entering the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On December 13, 1947, F.M. Forbey Jr. married Elizabeth Bethune Forbey in Blodgett, MO. For 28 years, he was employed as a test desk technician at Southwestern Bell both in Joplin and Columbia, Missouri. On Jan. 30, 2001, at age 76, F.M. Forbey died, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri.

Scope and Content

The personal letters from Frank Moses (F.M.) Forbey Jr., from his time in the U.S. Navy during World War II, written mostly to his parents and younger sisters, Dorothy and Anna Lou.

Creator

Frank Moses Forbey Jr.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Frank M. Forbey in 1990.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1

Folder 1

  • Sept. 16, 1942 – letter to Mom and Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 17, 1942 – letter to Mom and Dad from F.M. Forbey

Folder 2

  • Oct. 8, 1942 – letter to F.M. Forbey from Mom

Folder 3

  • Nov. 27, 1942 – letter to Frank M. Forbey from F.M Forbey
  • Nov. 29, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 4

  • Dec. 1, 1942 – letter to family from Frank M. Forbey
  • Dec. 2, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 3, 1942 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 3, 1942 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 6, 1942 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 7, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 7, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 9, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 10, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 13, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. (14?), 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 14, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 15, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 5

  • Dec. 18, 1942 – letter to mom from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 18, 1942 – Christmas Card to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 19, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 19, 1942 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 20, 1942 – letter to mom from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 21, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 22, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 23, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 24, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 26, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 26, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 26, 1942 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 30, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 30, 1942 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Happy Birthday card to Buck from Martha

Folder 6

  • Jan. 2, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 2, 1943 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 3, 1943 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 4, 1943 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 7, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 9, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 9, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. (11th?), 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 12, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 12, 1943 – Life Insurance copy to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 14, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 14, 1943 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 16, 1943 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 17, 1943 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 17, 1943 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 19, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 20, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 21, 1943 – letter to home from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 22, 1943 – letter to mom from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 22, 1943 – V-mail letter to home from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 24, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 24, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 25, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 26, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. (26?), 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 28, 1943 – letter to mom from F.M. Forbey (birthday wishes)
  • Jan. 29, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 7

  • Feb. 16, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey (first letter in Key West Florida)
  • Feb. 17, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 18, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 20, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 21, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 24, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 25, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 26, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 27, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 28, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 8

  • March 3, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 4, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 8, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 13, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 16, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 19, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 19, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 21, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 24, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 25, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 25, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 30, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 31, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 31, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 9

  • June 1, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • June 18, 1943 – letter to F.M. Forbey from Nelson (Aunt and Uncle)
  • June 22, 1943 – letter
  • June 22, 1943 – letter to F.M. Forbey from mom
  • June 23, 1943 – Birthday card to F.M. Forbey from Anna Lou(sister)

Folder 10

  • July 4, 1943 – letter to F.M. Forbey from mom
  • July 6, 1943 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 11

  • March 31, 1943 – Western Union Telegram

Folder 12

  • Undated - letter to F.M. Forbey from Anna Lou (sister)
  • Undated – letter to F.M. Forbey from Anna Lou (sister)

Box 2

Folder 1

  • Aug. 8, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 11, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 26, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 2

  • Sept. 2, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 5, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 10, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 14, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 15, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 3

  • Sept. 28, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 15 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 21, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 23, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 24, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 25, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 26, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 31, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 4

  • Nov. 16, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Nov. 27, 1943 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Nov. 29, 1943 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 5

  • Dec. 1, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 5, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 7, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 11, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 13, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 13, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 15, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 16, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 18, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 19, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 25, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 27, 1943 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 27, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 28, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 29, 1943 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 6

  • 1942 – Christmas Card
  • 1943 – Christmas Card

Folder 7

  • Feb. 11, 1943 – postcard from “Sunken Garden” Pergola, Chicago to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 1, 1943 – postcard of “Patrol Torpedo Boat” to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 1, 1943 – postcard of “U.S.S. New Mexico” to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 6, 1943 – postcard from “Jack Dempsey’s Broadway Resturant”, NYC to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 6, 1943 – postcard from “The Aquarium”, NYC to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 8 (labeled 1944)

  • Jan. 2, 1944 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 3, 1944 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 23, 1944 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • March 1 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • August 5 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • September 1 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 5 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 9

  • Feb. 18, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 20, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 22, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 26, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • March 10, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • March 17, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 19, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 20, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 26, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • April 2, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 5, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 6, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 9, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 9, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 12, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 13, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 14, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 14, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 18, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • April 21, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 23, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • April 23, 1944 – V-mail letter to “The old man” from F.M. Forbey
  • April 23, 1944 – V-mail letter to “kid sis” from F.M. Forbey
  • April 24, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • April 29, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • May 2, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • May 7, 1944 – V-mail letter to Pop from F.M. Forbey
  • May 8, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • May 8, 1944 – V-mail letter to Mrs. Forbey from Jimmy
  • May 9, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • May 12, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • May 12, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • May 12, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • May 17, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • May 17, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • May 18, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • May 20, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • May 21, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • May 21, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • May 21, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • May 21, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • May 21, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • May 25, 1944 – V-mail letter to Sis from F.M. Forbey
  • May 27, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • May 28, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • June 1, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • June 1, 1944 – V-mail letter to Sis (Anna Lou) from F.M. Forbey
  • June 2, 1944 – V-mail letter to Mom and Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • June 4, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dorothy (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • June 5, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • June 5, 1944 – V-mail letter to Folks from F.M. Forbey
  • June 5, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • June 6, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • June 11, 1944 – V-mail letter to Mom from F.M. Forbey
  • June 11, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • June 12, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • June 14, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • June 15, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • June 15, 1944 – V-mail letter to Mrs. Forbey from Jimmy
  • June 16, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • June 16, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • June 17, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • June 17, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • June 17, 1944 – V-mail letter to Anna Lou (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • June 21, 1944 – V-mail letter to Sis(Dorothy) from F.M. Forbey

Folder 10

  • April 23, 1944 – V-mail letter to Anna Lou (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • July 1, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • July 2, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dottie (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • July 3, 1944 – V-mail letter to Mrs. Forbey from Jimmy
  • July 7, 1944 – V-mail letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • July 16, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • July 23, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • July 25, 1944 – V-mail letter to Darlings from F.M. Forbey
  • July 25, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dottie (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • July 26, 1944 – V-mail letter to Mrs. Forbey from Jimmy
  • July 28, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • July 28, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • July 28, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • July 29, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 3, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 5, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dottie (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 5, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 8, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 10, 1944 – V-mail letter to Mrs. Forbey from Jimmy
  • Aug. 10, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 23, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 4, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 4, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dottie (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 4, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 4, 1944 – V-mail letter to Anna Lou from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 5, 1944 – V-mal letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 8, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 8, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 11, 1944 – V-mail letter to Anna Lou (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 11, 1944 – V-mail letter to Anna Lou (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 14, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 14, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 14, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 14, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 14, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dottie (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • Sept. 27, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 3, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 4, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 4, 1944 – V-mail letter to Anna Lou (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 7, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 22, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 24, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 30, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dottie (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 30, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 30, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Nov. 7, 1944 – V-mail letter to Anna Lou (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • Nov. 7, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Nov. 7, 1944 – V-mail letter to Dottie (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • Nov. 11, 1944 – V-mail letter to Anna Lou (sister) from F.M. Forbey
  • Nov. 24, 1944 – V-mail letter to family from F.M. Forbey

Folder 11

  • Feb. 8, 1944 – War Bond Letter

Box 3

Folder 1
  • Jan 11, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 18, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Jan. 23, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
Folder 2
  • Jan. 30, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 6, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 11, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Feb. 27, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
Folder 3
  • March 1, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 4, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 6, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • March 6, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
Folder 4
  • May 11, 1945 – letter to Mom from F.M. Forbey
  • May 16, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • May 25, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
Folder 5
  • June 4, 1945 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • June 7, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
Folder 6
  • July 3, 1945 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • July 4, 1945 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • July 6, 1945 – letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
  • July 14, 1945 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • July 27, 1945 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • July 28, 1945 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • July 31, 1945 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
Folder 7
  • Aug. 4, 1945 – letter from Salute to Servicemen to Forbey’s family
  • Aug. 6, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 12, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 12, 1945 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 23, 1945 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
  • Aug. 30, 1945 – letter to folks from F.M. Forbey
Folder 8
  • Oct. 3, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 25, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 28, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Oct. 30, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
Folder 9
  • Nov. 9, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Nov. 10, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Nov. 31, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
Folder 10
  • Christmas Card to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Christmas Card to Forbey’s from the Higgins family
  • Dec. 6, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 7, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 8, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 9, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 10, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 11, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 11, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 16, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 19, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 20, 1945 – letter to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 20, 1945 – Christmas Card to family from F.M. Forbey
  • Dec. 26, 1945 – letter to Dad from F.M. Forbey
Folder 11
  • Undated letter to family from F.M. Forbey about marriage
Folder 12
  • Undated letter to Mrs. Forbey from Etta Higgins
Folder 13
  • Undated card titled “Mother Dear” from F.M. Forbey
Folder 14
  • Undated photograph from the movie “Casablanca” – Showing Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid

 

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