Motor Torpedo Boat Banquet

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Record 934/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Motor Torpedo Boat
Description Gelatin print of a Motor Torpedo Boat Banquet.
Year Range from 1944
Event World War II
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1945
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 11686
Notes Image of a banquet held for Oshkosh citizens responcible for the funding of a Motor Torpedo Boat. A ceremony was held in Annapolis, MD to show the appreciation of Oshkosh residents for their efforts in selling War Bonds. Dick and Ella White (3rd and 4th left) of Oshkosh, WI are identified at the table, the other people and Navy officers are unidentified. Two of the officers are wearing Soviet Navy uniforms. Both wear the insignia of Captain 3rd Rank.
A house-to-house campaign by the Oshkosh War Bond Drive Corps sold over a half-million dollars of War Bonds to people in Oshkosh during the 6th War Loan Drive in December 1944. Richard and Ella White led the campaign in Oshkosh. 3,577 subscriptions were received totalling $748,000, more than enough money to sponsor the cost of building a Motor Torpedo Boat.
Object ID P2003.66.7
Object Name Print, Photographic
People White, Richard J.
White, Ella M.
Place Annapolis, MD
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects World War II
War work
Boat & ship industry
War bonds & funds
Torpedo boats
Soviet Union
Title Motor Torpedo Boat Banquet
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