John W. Ponkow

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Record 177/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of John W. Ponkow.
Year Range from 1938
Event World War II
Year range to 1939
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Outdoor view of John W. Ponkow. He is wearing civilian clothes and is standing in front of a house.
John W. Ponkow was born June 26, 1917, the son of Alvina Ponkow of Oshkosh. He enlisted in the Army on November 5, 1939 and served in Europe. He fought in France, Belgium and Germany and achieved the rank of 1st sergeant. He was awarded two bronze stars and the Distinguished Service Medal. He married Lily Reynolds of Doncaster, Yorkshire, England in August 1945.
Object ID P2005.20.105
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Ponkow, John W.
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army
European Theater of Operations
Title John W. Ponkow
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