WORLD WAR II
Orville Hansen's Friend with Automobile

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Record 129/959
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Collection Hansen Family
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Orville Hansen's Friend with Automobile.
Year Range from 1944
Event World War II
Year range to 1944
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Image of an unidentified friend of Orville Hansen standing next to a car. He is wearing a wool field jacket and service cap. His jacket has one reenlistment stripe and five overseas stripes (two and one half years), staff sergeant's chevrons, and an unidentified patch on the shoulder. He also appears to wear Army Air Force Crew or Gunners Wings.
Orville Elwyn Hansen was born July 18, 1915 near Eldorado, WI, the son of Margaret May Griffiths Hansen and Pearl Steven Hansen. He attended Slough Bridge School, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Before World War II, he worked at Waite Carpet Company, Paine Lumber Company and Wisconsin Axle Division. He entered the U. S. Army on February 24, 1942. He was a corporal in the Army Air Force. His specialty was fire fighter in England, Ireland, Wales and Norway. His decorations include the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and 7 overseas service bars. He served 3 years, 6 months and 17days and was honorably discharged on December 19, 1945. After returning home, he worked construction until his retirement. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and observing wildlife. He died May 11, 1984 and is buried in Zoar Cemetery, Rosendale, WI.
Object ID P2002.110.23
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Hansen, Orville Elwyn
Place England
Print size 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Soldiers
World War II
United States Army Air Force
Fire fighters
European Theater of Operations
Automobiles
Title Orville Hansen's Friend with Automobile
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