Fremont photographer took trade to World War II battlefields

Anonymous
Dec 28, 2012

 

This week on the Ohio Yesteryear's blog, we learn about Richard "Dick" H. Stotz, a Fremont native who operated Abdoo Photography with his brother, Donald, before enlisting the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942.

According to the blog, "After graduating from boot camp he was assigned to the base photograph section as a photographer, completing numerous aerial and reconnaissance training missions. In 1944 Dick was reassigned to the 5th Marine Division, 28th Regiment intelligence platoon as a motion and still photographer. Each division had 12 to 30 still photographers and cinematographers. Stotz and the other combat photographers were sent to 20th Century Fox Studios in Hollywood, California for additional training on still photography. After completing this training he rejoined his platoon, along with fellow photographer L.R. Burmeister and combat correspondents William Vessey and W. Keyes Beech."

Keep reading about Stotz and see photos HERE.