Sergeant Walter F. Fitzpatrick

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Record 183/959
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Sergeant Walter F. Fitzpatrick.
Year Range from 1939
Event World War II
Year range to 1942
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Sergeant Walter F. Fitzpatrick. He is wearing his service uniform and hat and is holding a bull dog. Taken prior to his promotion to sergeant.
Walter F. Fitzpatrick was born February 14, 1918, the son of Edward Francis and Tillie Fitzpatrick of Oshkosh, WI. He graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1936 and worked for the Banderob Manufacturing Company and enlisted in the United States Army in 1939. He arrived overseas in Europe on March 4, 1942. He reenlisted on September 11, 1942. He was the first reported casualty from Oshkosh and died of a gunshot wound on January 13, 1943. There are no known military actions by US troops at this date in Europe. He was buried in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Object ID P2005.20.12
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Fitzpatrick, Walter F.
Print size 3.5" x 5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army
Title Sergeant Walter F. Fitzpatrick
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