Howard Fischer

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Record 172/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Howard Fischer.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Year range to 1945
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Howard Gregory Fischer. He is wearing a blue jumper with Seaman Third Class Rating sleeve patch and blue cap with "US NAVY". Hand tinted.
Howard Gregory Fischer was born in Oshkosh, WI, the son of Fred and Alma M. Fischer. He enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of fifteen and was serving on a ship at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked. He was wounded by shrapnel and forced to jump overboard where he was scorched by burning oil on the surface of the water. He was mistakenly reported as killed in action in the Milwaukee papers. He was sixteen years old at the time of the attack. He was transferred on a hospital ship to San Fransisco and then home on a two-week furlough to Oshkosh in January 1942. He was wounded in action again in 1942 and sent to a hospital in Corona, CA.
Object ID P2005.20.100
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Fischer, Howard Gregory
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 9" x 12"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Navy
Pearl Harbor
Pacific Theater of Operations
Title Howard Fischer
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