Navy Cross recipient Rear Admiral Rhodham McElroy, Escort Scouting Squadron 26 (VS-26) had taken his position among the other flag officers
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:57 AM
Extensive grouping belonging to (WWII) Petty Officer John Bennyi. He entered active duty on 20 September 1939, and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer on 16 September 1964. Three of the Good Conduct bars and the collar insignia have been added to show better his service. He spent most of his service time assigned to destroyer duty in both areas of the of the conflict. I have a Forum member to thank for providing this to my collection. Many thanks Jay.
Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:59 PM
One of my latest acquisitions. Named to 1st Lt. A. S. Farago. If anyone has information on him, I would appreciate it greatly if they would share it. His visor cap is still with the source, but will be provided when she finds it.
Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:11 AM
For someone who is in the process of downsizing, there are items that I simply can't pass up. Newly acquired grouping belonging to later Colonel Jack C. Berger, He entered service on 27 September 1941, later qualified as a single engine fighter pilot. He arrived in the ETO on 24 August 1944. On his very first mission assigned to to the 9th AAF, He downed the very first aircraft he encounted, a FW190. .He returned to CONUS on 28 October 1945, and was later separated on 18 July 1946, but remained in the service of the Air Force, achieving the rank of Colonel, later retiring in 1967. The grouping contains the awards shown, plus considerable photos, award citations, orders, etc.
Posted 11 September 2018 - 04:27 AM
You have definitely been busy Jack, those are some outstanding additions to your collection.
Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:21 AM
Still "newish" here and just stumbled on this. Wonderful - thank you for sharing!
Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:59 AM
John, thank you. As a former Infantryman, I share your interest although I tend to cover all areas of WWII. Jack
Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:12 AM
Admiral Richard Gary Colbert, USN. During WWII he was assigned to Bombing Squadron 82, Air Group 82, in the Pacific. He joins the members holding flag rank among the growing display. Two more to go when space opens up. Anyone have flag officer uniforms they want to part with?
Posted Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Motor Machinist Mate 3rd Class Coast Guard blue jacket complete with Coast Guard collar brass. This is a first for me.
Posted Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Summer Mess Dress uniform belonging to COL. Pershing Tousley. He enlisted in the Signal Corps in 1941. Following OCS, he was commissioned 2nd Lt. with assignment in the Philippines. When the war ended, he remained on active duty in the Signal Corps, retiring in 1973. The trousers worn with this jacket are the black tuxedo type. He was married in this uniform.
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