Roger E. Partridge

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Record 192/959
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Roger E. Partridge.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1944
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor view of Technician 5th Grade Roger E. Partridge. He is wearing summer khaki shirt and pants, "Daisey May" hat, and pistol belt. Standing next to him is a young New Guinea native holding an army machete. They are standing in front of a grass hut.
Roger E. Partridge was born in Oshkosh, WI on July 31, 1919, the son of Esmerelda "Helen" Partridge and C. Earl Partridge. He graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1937. He enlisted in the United States Navy, but was discharged for medical reasons. He then enlisted in the Band, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division, Wisconsin National Guard. He was called to active duty on October 20, 1940. The 32nd Division served in the Pacific Theater and fought at Buna, New Guinea. Roger was transferred to the 6th Army Headquarters in September 1944. He died of disease shortly later and was buried in New Guinea on September 27, 1944.
Object ID P2005.20.21
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Partridge, Roger E.
Print size 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
32nd Division
127th United States Infantry
Military bands
Pacific Theater of Operations
Title Roger E. Partridge
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