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Record 143/678
Grenade, Defensive 1915: French made defensive action type grenade; cast iron ovoid shaped shell with exterior grooves to facilitate fragmentation (which would contain 50.8 grains of cheddite); automatic type fuse inserted in top with lead locking lug, early style swivel releasing lever, and safety ring and pin. French made grenades were issued to the American Expeditionary Forces because American grenades were not available. Earl William Wyman was born in Oshkosh, WI on August 2, 1894, the son of William and Emma Barkman Wyman. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 132nd Infantry Regiment, 33rd "Prairie" Division during World War I.
Grenade, Antipersonnel -WORLD WAR I -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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