David E. Sykes

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Record 221/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of David E. Sykes.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Private David E. Sykes. He is wearing a Winter Service Uniform and hat. His uniform has Distinctive Unit Insignia on the apes and he wears a whistle on a chain. The image was taken when he was still a drill sergeant.
David E. Sykes was a native of Oshkosh, WI and the son of David Sykes. He was married on July 8, 1941 and his wife's name was Ruth D. Sykes. The couple had a son named Danny Lee. He enlisted in the US Army circa 1938. When World War II began he was an artillery instructor at Fort Bragg, NC and took a voluntary demotion to serve overseas. He participated in the North African Campaign and was in the fighting in Italy when he was killed in action on January 22, 1944.
Object ID P2005.20.48
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Sykes, David E.
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army
European Theater of Operations
Artillery (Troops)
Title David E. Sykes
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