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#1 BigDogMilitaria

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:41 AM

Picked this stuff up today (well, one of the Purple Hearts was yesterday). Had a lot of fun grabbing it all, and even more fun going through it and doing the research. Some of this stuff is not my normal fair, but its fun to learn about.

 

The Purple Hearts are both KIA Airmen, but i have not done any in depth research yet. The picture is signed on the bottom, Cant make out the signature, but im told the dog tags belong to the man in the picture getting the medal. I believe it reads " ? congratulations for a richly deserved award, A*** (Arthur?) t ?? Brig Gen USA"

 

The mini wings are marked sterling. The navigator wings are marked Sydney, Angus and ?? (my eyes!) . The knfe is an RH Pal 36

 

As always comments welcome ! Thanks for looking

 

 

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:42 AM

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:43 AM

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:44 AM

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:45 AM

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:46 AM

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#7 jguy1986

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:51 AM

Those navigator wings should be Angus & Coote, and that's a hard to find set. Nice grabs, Jay.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:12 AM

William N. Sleeth
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Headquarters, 360th Air Service Group
Entered the Service From: California
Service #: 0-782801
Date of Death: February 09, 1945
Wars or Conflicts:
World War II
Memorialized:
Tablets of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards
Purple Heart
Air Medal

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:16 AM

Birth: Mar. 5, 1919
Death: Nov. 12, 1944


Inscription:
Denver C. Douglas
Michigan
Corporal
499TH (Army Air Force) Bomb Squadron, 345th BG Air Apaches, 5th AAF
World War II

Note: Walk down Eisenhower, Section 12, memorial 3271, to the left of the McClellan Gate, 25th row from the back, app 131 graves in.

Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA

Edited by KASTAUFFER, 12 July 2015 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:59 AM

Nice!!!

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:15 AM

Great haul!That's a nice Aussie Wing.Rip to those KIA Heroes.



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:24 AM

Thanks for the info KASTAUFFER ! This is really a diverse bunch of pieces, so its been a fun afternoon. I rarely find wings, so thats been interesting to learn about.




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