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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 1941
Abstract Postcard sent to Orville Hansen from the Menasha Draft Board, ordering him to appear for a physical examination on April 4, 1941, with Dr. T. D. Smith in Neenah, WI.
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG45.2.7
Object Name Postcard
People Hansen, Orville Elwyn
Subjects World War II
United States Army Air Force
Title Postcard
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