William Hafemann

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Collection John T. Matschi
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of William Hafemann.
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 Private William Hafemann Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division, at Camp Mills, New York. He is wearing a Model 1912 Uniform and campaign hat; pistol belt; holster; and ammunition pouch marked, "150/M.G./3". Taken prior to their departure for France.
Louis Meisinger was born July 23, 1887. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on July 11, 1917. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in July 1917. He was promoted to Private 1st Class on November 24, 1918. He returned to the US with the company in April 1919.
Object ID P1935.27.581
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Hafemann, William
Place Camp Mills, NY
Print size 3" x 4"
Subjects Portrait Photographs
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
World War I
Military camps
Title William Hafemann
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