Benjamin E. Pope

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Record 199/959
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Benjamin E. Pope.
Year Range from 1939
Event World War II
Year range to 1941
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Benjamin E. Pope. He is wearing his Service Uniform and service hat.
Benjamin E. Pope was born September 28, 1910 in Oshkosh, WI, son of Charleston S. and Florence Pope. He attended South Park School and the Vocational School. He was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard for eight years befor he enlisted in the US Army on October 17, 1939. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands and was captured by the Japanese with the fall of Corregador. He was listed as missing in action on May 7, 1942 and officially declared dead in May 1944. After the liberation of the Philippines, it was discovered that he died as a prisoner of war on April 26, 1942. Other reports say he died at Cabanataun Prison Camp in the Philippines on May 6, 1944. On November 2, 1945 his body was removed to the US Cemetery in Manila.
Object ID P2005.20.28
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Pope, Benjamin E.
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army
Pacific Theater of Operations
Prisoners of war
War crimes
Title Benjamin E. Pope
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