Lieutenant Paul L. Fergot

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Record 213/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Lieutenant Paul L. Fergot.
Year Range from 1941
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Lieutenant Paul L. Fergot. He is wearing an officer's service uniform and hat. He wears officer's "US" collar insignia. This image was copied shortly after World War II from his wedding portrait and his wife Loa is masked out.
Paul L. Fergot was born in Wautoma, WI on September 21, 1922, the son of Bertrand H. and Florence C. Fergot. The family moved to Oshkosh in 1941. He attended the Oshkosh Teachers College for two years. On September 15, 1942 he married Loa Hutchins of Neenah, WI. He enlisted prior to being drafted on November 24, 1943 and entered the Army Air Force. He trained in Florida and Louisiana and served as navigator on a B-24 bomber during World War II. After eleven missions over Germany, Italy, Austria, and the Balkans with the 460th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, he was Wounded in Action August 28, 1944 and received the Purple Heart. He was shot down on October 10, 1944 over Northern Italy and became a POW in Stalag Luft I near Barth, Northern Germany. He was liberated by Soviet troops on May 1, 1945. He was evacuated on May 13 to Reims, France.
Object ID P2005.20.40
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Fergot, Paul L.
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army Air Force
European Theater of Operations
Prisoners of war
Title Lieutenant Paul L. Fergot
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