Jump to content


Photo

My latest finds


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 sfcmac

sfcmac
  • Members
    • Member ID: 10,333
  • 173 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Missouri

Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:01 PM

Went to an estate sale today.  The guy spent 30 years in the military.  According to his obit in 1932 he joined the Army and was sent to the 13th FA in Hawaii.  Later he transferred to the US Army Air Corps as a mess sergeant then became a aircraft engine mechanic ( I have always maintained that a cook and mechanic in the Army were interchangeable)  and then crew chief on a B-18 with the 72d BS 5th BG.  He was at Hickam Field on Dec 7, 1941.  He stayed in the US Air Force after 1947 and took part in the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War.  He retired in 1962 as a Master Sergeant.swendrowski.jpg



#2 sfcmac

sfcmac
  • Members
    • Member ID: 10,333
  • 173 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Missouri

Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:03 PM

I think this patch is nice.  It must be an athletic patch for a team.  It is constructed like a sportsman's letter that would have been worn on a jacket or jersey.

 

sfcmcm13 FA patch.jpg



#3 uniformcollector

uniformcollector
  • Members
    • Member ID: 104,949
  • 1,648 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California

Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:29 PM

Very cool! Could you post a closeup of that ribbon chart?



#4 blitzkrieg gsd

blitzkrieg gsd
  • Members
    • Member ID: 10,550
  • 1,106 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Louisville Ky

Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:45 PM

Nice group to a lifer good score.

#5 sfcmac

sfcmac
  • Members
    • Member ID: 10,333
  • 173 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Missouri

Posted 14 July 2015 - 08:30 AM

Here is a close up of the ribbon chart it is part of a world map compliments of Fred Harvey.ribbon chart.jpg War map.jpg



#6 Sparty On

Sparty On
  • Members
    • Member ID: 104,736
  • 1,544 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:36 AM

Interesting how the Cuban and Puerto Rican service ribbons have opposite colors just like each countries national flag.

#7 ocsfollowme

ocsfollowme
  • Members
    • Member ID: 122,868
  • 5,485 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Orange County, CA

Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:53 AM

Great 13th Arty chenille patch!



#8 lovmilinsig

lovmilinsig
  • Members
    • Member ID: 108,617
  • 1,535 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 July 2015 - 03:59 AM

Some great finds! 13th FA is a real gem.

 

Ed



#9 Stephen Werneth

Stephen Werneth
  • Members
    • Member ID: 143,622
  • 4 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 August 2015 - 02:14 PM

Great Artillery patch!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users