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Title Henry E., Lorraine, & Robert J. Meyer
Catalog Number P2013.38.136
Accession number 2013.38
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Gelatin print of Lorraine & Robert J. Meyer with Stankley L. Werner.
Date circa 1942
Event World War II
People Meyer, Robert J.
Meyer, Lorraine B.
Diener, Lorraine B. Meyer
Werner, Stanley Lewis
Subjects Group photographs
Male
Sailors
United States Navy
World War II
Smoking
Cigarettes
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Meyer
Catalog date 2013-10-07
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Photographic Paper/Paint
Notes Candid outdoor view of Stanley L. Werner and his 1st cousins Robert and Lorraine. He is wearing a Navy uniform and is standing in front of the family home on 6th Street while on leave from the Navy.
Stanley Lewis Werner was born in Oshkosh on January 7, 1922 in Oshkosh, WI, the son of Adolph and Catherine Stini Werner. He attended high school until his junior year. He enlisted in the US Navy on January 1, 1940, six days before his eighteenth birthday. By 1943 he had attained the rank of Coxswain on board the light cruiser USS Honalulu. He may have been present when this ship was moored at the Naval Station when the Japanese launched their attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Honolulu suffered only minor hull damage from a near miss. The ship preformed escort duty in the Pacific and participated as support for many landings and was involved in several naval battles in the Pacific Theater and at the battle of Kolombangara was hit by a torpedo. They were again torpedoed at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which put the ship out of action for the rest of the war. Stanly returned to Oshkosh and married Laverne Darrow on June 28, 1947. In 1957 he was working as a bartender at Utech's Tavern in Oshkosh. He died in Oshkosh on Febraury 27, 2000.
Robert J. Meyer was born on January 25, 1921 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the son of Edward A. and Mary Stini Meyer. After leaving school he first worked for Morgan Door Company and would spend most of his adult life working as a laborer at Paine Lumber Company. He was married later in life to Judith A. Hinz on September 3, 1966. The couple had no children. Robert retired prior to 1985 and died in Oshkosh on July 3, 1991.
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