Herbert Sheridan Salzsieder

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Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Herbert Sheridan Salzsieder.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1944
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Tech Sergent Herbert Sheridan Salzsieder. He is wearing a service uniform and cap. He also wears an 8th Army Air Force patch on list left shoulder, Distinctive Unit Insignia on his lapels, and air crew qualification wings on his left breast.
Herbert Sheridan Salzsieder was born in Oshkosh, WI, the son of Herbert H. and Leone Salzsieder. He graduated from Oshkosh High School in January 1942 and worked as a machinist at Leach Company. He enlisted in the Army Air Force on December 10, 1942 and trained as a gunner and radio operator on B-17 "Flying Fortress" Bombers in Clearwater, FL, Chicago, IL, Kingman, Arizona, and Salt Lake City, UT. He was stationed in England with the 8th Air Force in March 1944. He had completed twenty missions and had been awarded the Good Conduct Ribbon, European Theater Campaign Ribbon and the Air Medal with two clusters. His plane was shot down on his twenty-first bombing mission over Germany on June 21, 1944 and he was listed as missing in action. He was listed as a prisoner of war on July 18, 1944 at Stalag Luft 4. His POW camp was evacuated on February 6, 1945 to avoid liberation by Soviet troops. He finally was liberated by British troops on May 4, 1945
Object ID P2005.20.82
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Salzsieder, Herbert Sheridan
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army Air Force
European Theater of Operations
Prisoners of war
Title Herbert Sheridan Salzsieder
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