Members of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion

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Collection Otto Spaedtke
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Description Gelatin print on cardstock of Members of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1918
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 23350
Notes Group photograph of five members of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. They are wearing M1917 Tunics and wool shirts. The only man identifiable is Otto Spaedtke (KIA); standing at center holding what appears to be a French flag.
Otto Spaedtke was born in Oshkosh, WI on April 26, 1900, the son of Robert and Augusta Fremming Spaedtke. He became a member of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in 1917. Killed in action at Chateau-Thierry, July 30, 1918, by a machine gun bullet to the head. His body was returned to Oshkosh and interred at Riverside Cemetery, Lot 4, Block 159.
Object ID P1935.6.2
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
People Spaedtke, Otto
Place France
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects Group photographs
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
Machine guns
42nd Division
Title Members of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
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