I checked my files and I have a very nice copy of your dad's FSSF Identification Photograph, it was taken in 1942/43 at Ft, W. H. Harrison in Helena Montana. And you are correct your dad was a Parachute Rigger assigned to the Service Company. The only members of the Service Company who were awarded their jump wings by the FSSF were the Parachute Riggers, and they were a very small group of men. If you contact me I'll gladly send you a free high scan copy of your father's ID photo.
Still shopping for an original V42, so if someone has an extra even in poor condition please contact Brett Berndt, 785 820 7340.
Heading up to Helena for the 64th reunion, maybe the last, (I hope not).
I know a local FSSF collector that has tracked every name listed on the official roster, like a hound dog trying to tree a coon. He begged my mom for everything dad had, uniform (mint) medals, jump wings, lanyard, 3 bronze stars, his P38 brought back. I got that right after he passed.
I have official FSSF documents, classified paperwork, paratrooper training documents, steps to the proper rigging of the chute. Photos of fort William Henry Harrison. Combat photos, Nazi propaganda leaflets. WWII Newspaper headlines of all the major stories of WWII.
This was a special group of hero's. !800 original members.... 400 came back.
I have a nice fake to sell or trade. # .155 U.S. Case. No sheath.
Thanks for dads ID photo. I've made 10 full size prints to frame and give to my family for Christmas. God Bless you all. Brett Berndt.