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WWII Named 505th PIR 82nd Airborne Division Group

Started by Torch03 , Oct 10 2012 01:09 PM

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#1 Torch03

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:09 PM

Hi,

Just picked up this killer named medal, paperwork and insignia lot from a WWII B Company 505th PIR trooper. This trooper was an original member of the 505th PIR, highly decorated, wounded in Sicily and Normandy. He was in all of the 505th campaigns Naples-Foggia, Sicilian, Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a SSG in July of 1944 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 31 July 1944. His W.D., A.G.O. Form No. 55 is signed by Colonel William E. Ekman, Commander 505th PIR. He continued to serve after the war into the 50's. As you can see from his paperwork he was awarded 2 Silver Stars. I have started to do some research and found the following on his Silver Stars:

Jones, Claude A. HQ, 82d Airborne Division, G.O. No. 56 (1944)
Jones, Claude A. HQ, 82d Airborne Division, G.O. No. 47 (1944)

Still have a lot more research to do! As I do not collect medals I was wondering what this lot is probably worth.

Here's some pics:

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#2 Torch03

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:11 PM

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#3 Torch03

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

BB&B Silver Star
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Numbered Purple Heart
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#4 Torch03

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/MForce_photo/DSC08971.jpg
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Edited by Torch03, 10 October 2012 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

Awesome group.

What is that green material used as a backdrop ?

Would love to see the back of the jumper wings.

Thanks for taking the time out to post this.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

That is a Sweet 505th Para Grouping you have got for your self there, Well Done and Very Nice and thanks for sharing it with us Impressive ;)
He was with them from the very start and WIA twice in Sicily Italy & Normandy France Amazing Grouping for sure thats a Keeper that lot he was a Hero.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

Unless I'm mistaken, that piece of green material used in the backing is canvas from a CG-4A glider....?

VERY nice grouping, look forward to seeing some more research on this one!

Cheers,
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

That is great stuff. I really like airborne items.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:16 PM

Great grouping!

Cheers,

Mike

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:40 AM

Amazing group!!!

#11 Torch03

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

Here's some more pics:

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/MForce_photo/DSC09000.jpg

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:41 PM

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/MForce_photo/DSC09002.jpg
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

Thanks for the photos & congrats! Was watching this auction on eBay & $$$ went a smidge over my budget LOL!

H-MINUS!

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

As I do not collect medals I was wondering what this lot is probably worth.



If you just picked this up off Ebay, I'd guess it's worth what you paid for it.

Ian

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:15 PM

Ian,

I did not buy this from a ebay auction

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:15 PM

Very impressive grouping sir.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

Ian,

I did not buy this from a ebay auction



Sorry about my assumption, but since the post above mine mentions this was an Ebay auction, if it was recent, I think the final value realized is a good indicator of what the market value is. If you want to sell it on one of the forums , however, cut that number in half ;) .

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

As I do not collect medals I am looking to trade or sell this great group. I could not take a good picture of the Silver Star but wanted everyone to know that its a Bailey, Banks & Biddle serial number 37292.

If anyone is interested in this group please send me a message. If someone wants to trade for this group I am looking for the following items:

WWII Airborne Patches (11th, 17th, 82nd, 101st)

WWII Airborne Pocket Patches
WWII Jump Wing Ovals
WWII Airborne Garrison Cap Badges
WWII Jump and Glider Wings
FSSF Patches
Ranger Battalion Scrolls, Ranger Diamonds

Korean War:

187th Patches, Ovals and Jump Wings
UNPFK Patches
Airborne Ranger Company Scrolls

Thanks!

Matt

Edited by Torch03, 14 October 2012 - 02:51 PM.



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