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Admin/Biog History Robert H. Zwicky was the son of Herbert W. and Julia J. Zwicky and was born in Oshkosh, WI on February 22, 1922. He attended Dale School and Merrill Jr, High and graduated from Oshkosh High School in June 1939. He also attended one year at Oshkosh State Teachers College. He was employed as a clerk at Wisconsin National Life Insurance Company. He was inducted into military service on September 13, 1942 and was trained as an infantry officer with the rank of 2nd lieutenant. He was sent overseas in April 1944 and assigned to the 28th Division, which fought in France, Luxembourg, and Germany. His company was the first to march into Paris. The scene was photographed with Robert in the front rank and later issued as a commemorative stamp. While leading the 2nd platoon of his company, Robert was killed during an artillery barrage. He was listed as missing in action on September 17, 1944 in Wallendorf, Germany, but not officially declared killed in action until June 11, 1945.
Classification Archives
Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Dates of Accumulation 1944
Abstract Telegram from the Bureau of Navigation concerning Lieutenant Robert H. Zwicky

Western Union Telegram
Mrs. Julia J. Zwicky
65 Parkway Oshkosh Wis 1944 Oct. 9
THE SECRETARY OF WAR DESIRES ME TO EXPRESS HIS DEEP REGRET THAT YOUR SON SECOND LIEUTENANT ROBERT H ZWICKY HAS BEEN REPORTED MISSING IN ACTION SINCE SEVENTEEN SEPTEMBER IN GERMANY IF FURTHER DETAILS OR OTHER INFORMATION ARE RECEIVED YOU WILL BE PROMPTLY NOTIFIED=
ULIO THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG71.25
Object Name Telegram
People Zwicky, Robert H.
Subjects World War II
Casualties
Title Telegram
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