Private Otto Spaedtke

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Collection Otto Spaedtke
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print on cardstock of Otto Spaedtke.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Copy enlargement made between 1920 and 1935 from a Group photograph of five members of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion (P1935.6.2). The image shows Otto Spaedtke (KIA) 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 P1935.6.3
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Spaedtke, Otto
Place France
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects Poratrait photographs
World War I
150th Machine gun Battalion
Machine guns
42nd Division
Title Private Otto Spaedtke
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