Robert F. Rhyner

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Record 180/959
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Robert F. Rhyner.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Staff Sergeant Robert F. Rhyner. He is wearing a summer khaki shirt with Army Air Force shoulder patch and Private First Class chevrons. He also wears a service hat.
Robert F. Rhyner was the son of C. E. Rhyner of rural Oshkosh. He was inducted into military service in April 1943. He trained as a waist gunner on B-17 "Flying Fortress" Bombers and was sent overseas September 1944 and assigned to the 8th Air Force in England. He had flown on several missions before he was reported as missing in action over Germany on November 2, 1944 and reported as a prisoner of war on December 16, 1944.
Object ID P2005.20.109
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Rhyner, Robert F.
Place Biloxi, MS
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army Air Force
Missing in action
European Theater of Operations
Prisoners of war
Title Robert F. Rhyner
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