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Title Orville Hansen's Friends
Catalog Number P2002.110.19
Accession number 2002.110
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Gelatin print of Orville Hansen's Friends.
Date 1944-1945
Event World War II
People Hansen, Orville Elwyn
Subjects Group photographs
World War II
United States Army Air Force
Fire fighters
European Theater of Operations
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Hansen Family
Catalog date 2005-06-02
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes 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.
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