Douglas J. O'Toole

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Record 185/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Douglas J. O'Toole.
Year Range from 1938
Event World War II
Year range to 1945
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Radioman 3rd Class Douglas J. O'Toole. He is wearing a dark blue Navy jumper and white cap.
Douglas J. O'Toole was from North Fond du Lac, WI. In 1937 he won a local YMCA boxing tournament in the 135 pound class. He entered the US Navy in 1938 and became a radio operator. He was serving on the aircraft carrier USS Langley (America's first aircraft carrier), when it was attacked by the Japanese aircraft near Java on February 22, 1942. The ship was struck by several bombs, disabled, and scuttled. O'Toole was killed in this action.
Object ID P2005.20.15
Object Name Print, Photographic
People O'Toole, Douglas J.
Print size 3.25" x 5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Navy
Pacific Theater of Operations
Aircraft carriers
Title Douglas J. O'Toole
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