Donald W. Butzlaff

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Record 206/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Donald W. Butzlaff.
Year Range from 1940
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Donald W. Butzlaff. He is wearing a service uniform and hat. He wears a marksman qualification badge on his left breast and Army Gound Forces Patch on his left shoulder/
Donald W. Butzlaff was born in Oshkosh, WI on November 29, 1924, the son of William H. and Bessie A. Butzlaff. He attended Grace Lutheran School and Oshkosh high School. He entered the service May 28, 1943. He was originally in an infantry division, but was later transferred to the 1st Cavalry Division fighting in the Philippines. He was killed in action October 28, 1944. His brother Robert stated in an oral history interview: "He was in with the invasion on Leyte and they had taken [ ] that part of Leyte ... He was with the outfit, on the 1st Cavalry Division ... they had made their landing and were going down the road. And he was shot in the back by a sniper."
Object ID P2005.20.34
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Butzlaff, Donald W.
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army
Pacific Theater of Operations
Title Donald W. Butzlaff
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