Stanley James Horn

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Record 246/959
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Stanley James Horn.
Year Range from 1941
Event World War II
Year range to 1942
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Copy print from a graduation album depicting Cadet Stanley James Horn. He is wearing his West Point gray uniform.
Stanley James Horn was the son of James W. Horn. He graduated from West Point Military Academy and was stationed at Fort Clayton in the Panama Canal Zone when World War II broke out. In a letter of condolence from his commanding officer to his father in Oshkosh he states, "Stanley was killed while on duty in his office of the construction camp in the interior of Panama about 10 p.m. on the night of December 12 [1941]. An airplane, which failed in its take-off, crashed into the building and also killed one of Stanley's officers and three of his soldiers. Stanley, at the time of his death, was commanding the First Battalion of the 11th Engineers." His wife's name was "Kit" and the couple had several children.
Object ID P2005.20.70
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Horn, Stanley James
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Military Academy (West Point)
Title Stanley James Horn
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