|Title||Orville Hansen's Friends|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Description||Gelatin print of Orville Hansen's Friends.|
|Event||World War II|
Hansen, Orville Elwyn
World War II
United States Army Air Force
European Theater of Operations
|Copyright||Oshkosh Public Museum|
|Cataloged by||Cross, Scott|
Group image of Orville Hansen's Friends, six Army Air Force soldiers wearing Field Jackets, caps and hats.
Orville Elwyn Hansen was born July 18, 1915 near Eldorado, WI, the son of Margaret May Griffiths Hansen and Pearl Steven Hansen. He attended Slough Bridge School, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Before World War II, he worked at Waite Carpet Company, Paine Lumber Company and Wisconsin Axle Division. He entered the U. S. Army on February 24, 1942. He was a corporal in the Army Air Force. His specialty was fire fighter in England, Ireland, Wales and Norway. His decorations include the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and 7 overseas service bars. He served 3 years, 6 months and 17days and was honorably discharged on December 19, 1945. After returning home, he worked construction until his retirement. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and observing wildlife. He died May 11, 1984 and is buried in Zoar Cemetery, Rosendale, WI.