Staff Sergeant Edgar H. Schmidt

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Record 187/959
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Staff Sergeant Edgar H. Schmidt.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor view of Staff Sergeant Edgar H. Schmidt. He is wearing his service uniform with leather belt and garrison cap. He is standing in a yard by a house, possibly his parent's home in Oshkosh.
Edgar H. Schmidt was born in Oshkosh, WI on January 21, 1915, the son of Ella L. Schmidt. He attended Oshkosh High School and the Vocational School. He was working as a molder in a foundry when he enlisted in the Army on December 11, 1941, four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to the Army Air Force and was trained as a tail gunner on B-24 or B-17 Bombers. While on a routine training mission from Marysville, California over the Pacific Ocean, his bomber went down with all ten crew members and he was reported missing on May 29, 1943. He was officially declared dead in August 1943.
Object ID P2005.20.17
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Schmidt, Edgar H.
Print size 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army Air Force
Missing in action
Title Staff Sergeant Edgar H. Schmidt
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