WORLD WAR II
Adrian Hansen & John Krueger

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Collection Hansen Family
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Description Gelatin print of Adrian Hansen & John Krueger.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1942
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor view of Adrian Hansen & John Krueger. They are wearing Army uniforms and the barracks buildings at Camp Walters, Texas are visible in the background. left is identified as John "Johny" Krueger and Adrian is at right. Taken at the time when Adrian was in advanced traing for airborne infantry.
Adrian Donald Hansen was born in Eldorado, WI on February 7, 1919, 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 for his father and the Wisconsin Diamond Match Company. He entered the U. S. Army on September 29, 1942. He was in the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Battalion of the 325 Glider Infantry. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in action in Normandy, France on June 14, 1944. He also received the good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon with one Silver and one Bronze Battle Star (six Campaigns or battles), and bronze arrowhead for combat glider landing; Glider Badge, four oversears Service Bars for two years overseas, Distinguished Unit Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge and Glider Wings. His unit received a Presidential Citation for volunteering to go behind enemy lines to rescue troops in the Battle of the Bulge. He served with the 325th glider Infantry in French Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, Ireland, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. He was part of the Normandy Invasion on D-Day. He served in Foreign Service for 2 years, 4 months, 16 days. He was honorably discharged on September 22, 1945. He returned to the Diamond Match Company to work until it closed. He worked for the Turner Horse Stables and the Universal Foundry, Oshkosh until he retired at age 62. He died on September 8, 1998 in Oshkosh WI.
Object ID P2002.110.8
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Hansen, Adrian Donald
Krueger, John
Place Camp Walters, TX
Print size 3" x 5"
Subjects Group photographs
Male
Soldiers
World War II
United States Army
Military camps
Paratroopers
Title Adrian Hansen & John Krueger
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