War Heroes in Parade

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Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of War Heroes in Parade, September 1, 1943.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 11377
Notes Image of two heroes of the Battle of Guadalcanal driving north on Oregon Street during the 3rd War Loan Bond Drive. Seated in front is Petty Officer Shelby Dupree Pitts (US Navy Public Relations Officer) and back from left to right are Sergeant Edward F. Long and Private Claire Hume, both of the 1st Marine Corps Division. Hume alone was credited with killing sixty-five Japanese soldiers. They are passing in front of Webster's Tavern at 609 Oregon Street and Karl Hoffman's Tavern is visible on the corner of Oregon and 7th Avenue.
Object ID P2005.24.260
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Long, Edward F.
Pitts, Shelby
Hume, Claire
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects World War II
Parades & processions
Oregon Street
War bonds & funds
Taverns (Inns)
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy
Title War Heroes in Parade
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