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Title Mess Hall Cooks
Catalog Number P2005.24.116
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Gelatin print of Mess Hall Cooks at Oshkosh State Teacher's College, December 1943.
Date 1943-1943
Event World War II
Subjects World War II
Homefront
State Teachers College (Oshkosh)
Cadets
United States Army Air Force
Swart Hall
Cooks
Military cookery
Mess halls
Photographer Getchel, Frank M.
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Getchel
Catalog date 2005-08-12
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Image of four Cooks at the Aviation Cadets' Mess Hall at Oshkosh State Teacher's College in Oshkosh, WI.
Over 1500 students at the Oshkosh State Teacher's College enlisted for military service during World War II, forcing the lay-off of many of the college staff. In 1943 the college was chosen for an Aviation Cadet School for the United States Army Air Force's Air Force Training Command. The first contingent of 400 students arrived on March 29, 1943. 1,261 cadets of the 96th College Training Detachment were taught at the college for four months by seven officers and a group of Army enlisted men. They also took flying lessons at the Winnebago County Airport by Steve Wittman and his pilots. Swart Hall was used as their barracks. It was disbanded in July 1944.
Orig/copy Original