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Admin/Biog History 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.
Classification Archives
Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Dates of Accumulation 1944
Abstract Telegram concerning Sergeant Robert E. Dewitt, to his parents, Reverend Oliver E. an Edith DeWitt of Oshkosh.

Western Union Telegram
Rev Oliver E DeWitt
204 Jefferson St.

MASCBC2-7-30 You are hereby regretfully notified that your son Sgt. Robert E DeWitt 16007821 died July 19 1944; of injuries received from motorcycle accident which occurred July 17 1944 at Middletown Penn Your daughter Gretchen has authorized this headquarters to send remains to Siss [Fiss] and Bills funeral home Oshkosh Wisconsin=Tyler MASCBC.
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG71.12.3
Object Name Telegram
People Dewitt, Robert E.
Subjects World War II
United States Army Air Force
Pearl Harbor
Title Telegram
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