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Orville Hansen Collection

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Admin/Biog History Orville Hansen attended Slough Bridge School, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Before World War II, he worked at Waite Carpet Company, Paine Lumber Company and Wisconsin Axle Division. He entered the U. S. Army on February 24, 1942. He was a corporal in the Air Corps. His specialty was fire fighter in England, Ireland, Wales and Norway on Army Air Force bases. His decorations include the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and 7 overseas service bars. He served 3 years, 6 months and 17days and was honorably discharged on December 19, 1945. After returning home, he worked construction until his retirement. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and observing wildlife. He is buried in Zoar Cemetery, Rosendale, WI.
Collection Orville Hansen Collection
Dates of Accumulation 1942-1946
Abstract The Orville Hansen Collection contains archival materials in three boxes: 26 folders in one small document box; 45 issues of "Yank Magazine" in a periodical box; and 15 British newspapers, and 42 issues of "Stars and Stripes" in a newspaper box. Materials include: newspapers; magazines; letters; postcards; booklets; pamphlets; brochures; books; music; membership cards. The collection is mostly related to World War II.
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG45.2
Object Name Series
People Hansen, Adrian Donald
Hansen, Orville Elwyn
Hansen, Margaret May Griffiths
Hansen, Lyle Delmer
Roberts, Doreen
Utter, William
Subjects World War II
United States Army Air Force
Fire fighters
Fire fighting
Air bases
Air forces
Aircraft accidents
Airplanes
Soldiers
Title Orville Hansen Collection
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