Irving A. Zwickey and Walter Schaupper

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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Sergeants Irving A. Zwickey and Walter Schaupper.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor view of Staff Sergeants Irving A. Zwickey (right) and Walter Schaupper. Both men are wearing fatigue uniforms and are sitting on boulders. Taken in New Guinea and sent home to his family in Oshkosh.
Irving A. Zwickey was born in Oshkosh, WI on October 24, 1914, the son of Adolph F. and Alma R. Zwickey. He graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1932. He enlisted in the Service Company , 127th Infantry, 32nd Division, Wisconsin National Guard prior to 1939. He was called to active duty in October 1940. He fought in the Pacific at Buna, Gona Mission, and Wau in New Guinea. He was hospitalized with jungle fever in April 1944 and sent back to the United States in August 1944. He died at Vaugn Hospital in Hines, IL on September 1, 1944.
Object ID P2005.20.86
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Zwickey, Irving A.
Print size 2 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army
Pacific Theater of Operations
127th United States Infantry
32nd Division
Title Irving A. Zwickey and Walter Schaupper
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