Orville Hansen at Red Cross Canteen

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Collection Hansen Family
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Description Gelatin print of Orville Hansen at Red Cross Canteen.
Year Range from 1944
Event World War II
Year range to 1944
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Image of Orville Hansen at Red Cross traveling canteen. A large group of Army Air Force soldiers are lined up at a bus marked American Red Cross and are drinking coffee. They are wearing a wide variety of uniforms and flight jackets. Inscribed on back, "That's me where the X is."
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 P2002.110.25
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Hansen, Orville Elwyn
Place England
Print size 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army Air Force
Fire fighters
European Theater of Operations
Canteens (Wartime)
American Red Cross
Title Orville Hansen at Red Cross Canteen
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