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#26 JDK

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:52 AM

Great group! Very complete! Just the way a good grouping should be.

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#27 Johnny Signor

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:53 AM

I believe the squadron was VCS-4 , but I need to verify it.

Kurt

If I have the correct design VCS-4 was a cartoon type unit design with "Popeye" standing on an aircraft centerline float holding a round bomb with fuse lit and he's looking through a "spyglass", wearing headset with small "zaps" emmiting from them .

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#28 Garandomatic

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:22 PM

Here's to Albert J. Lindsley, man from my town that survived the sinking and died at Camp 100 Kilo.

Outstanding group, simply awesome.

#29 Corpsmancollector

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:39 AM

This is another stunning group Kurt and thank you for sharing it with us. There's such depth to it and a vast array of really great items. It's groupings like this that really raise the profile of this forum and allow many of us to see items that we otherwise would not have the chance to.

Thanks :thumbsup:

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#30 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for all the comments!

I just got his BIO which includes the citations for his Air Medal and Commendation Ribbons. They speak for themselves,

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#31 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:53 PM

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:57 PM

If I have the correct design VCS-4 was a cartoon type unit design with "Popeye" standing on an aircraft centerline float holding a round bomb with fuse lit and he's looking through a "spyglass", wearing headset with small "zaps" emmiting from them .

Johnny


Hi Johnny

I did some more reserach and found out that the planes on the USS Houston were not considered part of a squadron from the period of time the Houston was fighting post Pearl Harbor. They were just part of the ships company.

Kurt

#33 Johnny Signor

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:48 PM

Hi Johnny

I did some more reserach and found out that the planes on the USS Houston were not considered part of a squadron from the period of time the Houston was fighting post Pearl Harbor. They were just part of the ships company.

Kurt

Yeah , it's kind of funny that some were just that , and yet at different times they had "specific Unit" types on them , just another one of the WW-2 era points of Confusion to make the history search that much harder , thsnsk for the look up about it !

Johnny

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:05 PM

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:05 PM

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

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#38 manayunkman

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:18 PM

Super grouping. Very deep with all the substantiating paper work.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

In memory of the sinking fo the USS Houston in February, 1942.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

I know I commented before, but this is a real nice group!

JD

Edited by JDK, 06 February 2013 - 01:49 PM.


#41 Ricardo

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:26 AM

Fantastic group and apresentation!!

Well done!!

#42 bobgee

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:40 AM

Outstanding Group, Kurt. Don't know how I missed it!. Bob

#43 Herman v

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

Kurt, the Dutch ribbon is a Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau. (Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau).

Could be given for bravery in the NEI or, and that is even rarer, for his help to the Dutch as a POW.

Nice group !
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#44 kanemono

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

This is a wonderful group Kurt. I also have no idea how I missed it the first time around. I have a very large "scrapbook / photo album to the Houston from her launch to about 1940.

Dick



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:57 PM

This is incredible!



#46 Jack's Son

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 03:00 PM

I have missed this one as well, and it certainly worth comment. This has about all a group can have, and a happy ending too. Very nice.

#47 ww1collector

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 01:04 PM

Great stuff!!



#48 McDermut99

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 07:34 PM

This might be of some interest.

 

http://news.usni.org...s-houston-wreck



#49 Kurt Barickman

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:10 PM

WOW!

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#50 Hermanus

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:34 AM

Great group with an even greater story. Payne's Dutch award was for actions on the Houston.

Captain Rooks received a Military Order of William, 4th class for his actions in the Netherlands East Indies in 1942.

Edited by Hermanus, 10 July 2016 - 12:35 AM.



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