WORLD WAR I
Otto Spaedtke & William Hable

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Collection John T. Matschi
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Otto Spaedtke & William Hable.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor image by Sergeant John Matschi. The image shows Otto Spaedtke & William Hable of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division, at Camp Mills, New York. Taken prior to their departure for France.
Otto Spaedtke was born in Oshkosh, WI on April 26, 1900, the son of Robert and Augusta Fremming Spaedtke. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on July 13, 1917. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in 1917. Otto was killed in action at Chateau-Thierry, July 30, 1918, by a machine gun bullet to the head. His body was buried at Servenges, France. The body was later returned to Oshkosh and interred at Riverside Cemetery, Lot 4, Block 159.
William Hable was born November 25, 1896. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on January 20, 1916. He served with them on during the Mexican Border War 1916-1917. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in July 1917. He was wounded by a machingun bullet in the left foot on July 29, 1918 near Chateau Thierry. He did not return to the company.
Object ID P1935.27.570
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Spaedtke, Otto
Hable, William
Place Camp Mills, NY
Print size 3" x 4"
Subjects Group Photographs
Male
Soldiers
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
World War I
Military camps
Tents
Title Otto Spaedtke & William Hable
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