WORLD WAR II
Henry H. Kimberly, Jr.

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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Henry H. Kimberly, Jr.
Year Range from 1938
Event World War II
Year range to 1939
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Henry H. Kimberly, Jr.. He is wearing a civilian suit, possibly his high school graduation picture.
Henry H. Kimberly, Jr. was born in Oshkosh, WI on July 7, 1917, the son of Henry H. and Enid L. Kimberly. After graduating from Oshkosh High School, he attended college at Williams for two years and then came back and graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was drafted three days after he got out of college and sent to Fort Sheridan in Illinois just outside of Chicago. He then was shipped out to Cheyenne, Wyoming for basic training. He was selected for Officer's Candidate School at Fort Sheridan, Quartermaster Corps, Supply and graduated on December 23rd, 1942. While on leave he was married to Patricia on December 28, 1942. He was assigned to the 345th Depot Quartermaster Depot Supply Company and arrived in England in July 1943. He was promoted to Captain in the spring of 1944 and assigned to 1st Army and arrived on Omaha Beach on D-Day + 4. On December 16, he commanded the supply depot at Butgenbach during the German attack and the Bulge and was able to evacuate all of supply depot before the Germans could capture it. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions.
Object ID P2005.20.108
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Kimberly, Henry H. Jr.
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
World War II
United States Army
European Theater of Operations
Heroes
Title Henry H. Kimberly, Jr.
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