2nd Lieutenant Robert Nash

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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of 2nd Lieutenant Robert Nash.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of 2nd Lieutenant Robert Nash. He is wearing officer's service uniform and hat with Army Air Force officer's insignia on his collars.
Robert D. Nash was born in Oshkosh, WI on November 17, 1916, the son of Harry and Antoinette Nash. His father died when he was a child and his mother supported the family as a maid at the Athearn Hotel. He graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1933 and attended the Oshkosh State Teachers College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He was working for an advertising agency in Chicago, Illinois when he enlisted in the US Army Air Force in November 1942 . He received his training in Topeka, Kansas and Miami, Florida. He became a navigator on B-24 "Liberator" bombers and flew numerous bombing missions out of North Africa beginning in April 1943. His plane was shot down on August 1, 1943 and he was reported as missing in action. He was officially declared killed in action in August 1945.
Object ID P2005.20.20
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Nash, Robert
Print size 3 1/2" x 5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army Air Force
European Theater of Operations
Missing in action
Title 2nd Lieutenant Robert Nash
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