WORLD WAR II
Sergeant Robert DeWitt

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Description Gelatin print of Sergeant Robert DeWitt.
Year Range from 1941
Event World War II
Year range to 1944
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor view of Sergeant Robert DeWitt. He is wearing his summer khaki shirt with sergeant's stripes and Army Air Force patch.
Robert E. DeWitt was the son of Reverend Oliver E. an Edith DeWitt of Oshkosh. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in November 1941 and stationed at Hickam Airfield in Hawaii. He was present when the Japanes attacked Pearl Harbor and Hickam field, and was not injured.
He returned to the states in 1942 on a thirty day furlough and visited Oshkosh. He died from injuries he received when he was standing by the road with his motorcycle and a truck struck him near the camp at Olmstead Field, Middleton, PA on July 10, 1944.
Object ID P2005.44.1
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Dewitt, Robert E.
Print size 3.25" x 4.5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Soldiers
World War II
United States Army Air Force
Pacific Theater of Operations
Pearl Harbor
Accidents
Title Sergeant Robert DeWitt
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