Russell J. Schneider

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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Russell J. Schneider.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Year range to 1944
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Staff Sergent Russell J. Schneider. He is wearing a khaki service shirt and cap. He also wears an Army Air Force patch and air crew qualification wings on his left breast.
Russell J. Schneider was born in Oshkosh, WI, the son of Frank W. and Dorthy M. Schneider. He enlisted in the Army Air Force on February 4, 1943 and trained as a turret gunner and flight engineer on B-24 "Liberator" Bombers. He had completed twenty-nine missions when his plane did not return from a bombing mission over Austria on June 6, 1944 and he was listed as missing in action He evidently was captured, since he appears in the Oshkosh City Directory in 1946 living with his parents and working in construction.
Object ID P2005.20.81
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Schneider, Russell J.
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army Air Force
European Theater of Operations
Prisoners of war
Title Russell J. Schneider
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