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#26 doyler

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:08 PM

From the uit history......

 

 

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#27 38Driver

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:16 PM

Great stuff! Those 9th AF ground attack units don't get nearly enough attention.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:27 PM

Great stuff! Those 9th AF ground attack units don't get nearly enough attention.

 

Thanks

 

The vet was an armorer and often they get little to no credit at all.

 

Looking at the unit history and photos it rea;;y shows the primative conditions they had to live and work in.



#29 doyler

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:30 PM

Squadron insignias from the unit history.

 

 

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:31 PM

Reunion item

 

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:33 PM

Paris souvieners

 

 

 

 

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:34 PM

Here's another photo "P-47 Thunderbolt “Chunky” of 365th Fighter Squadron, 358th Fighter Group at High Halden, Kent in June 1944. (U.S. Air Force Photograph.)"

 

 

This is also in the unit history.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:42 AM

Awesome man!  Its so sweet when more items pop up!  Did you get a call about them or did you stumble upon them?

Congrats!



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

Awesome man!  Its so sweet when more items pop up!  Did you get a call about them or did you stumble upon them?
Congrats!

Thanks Daniel
We had spoke at the auction the day I bought the other items.The family had mentioned other items and I had spoke with them last summer as they had called me.They were going to be in the area and we arranged to meet on Monday.We live 20 miles or so apart.They were wanting to pass the items on as they are down sizing.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:53 AM

Great stuff. Look forward to seeing more! Bob



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:56 PM

Nice grouping! I am looking forward to seeing this thread progress!



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:37 AM

​That THUNDERBOLT patch is amazing.



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 01:35 PM

Very nice to add more to this grouping!

 

I'm looking to get my hands on one of those Orange Tail unit history books.  They pop up on ebay now and then.  I have a grouping from a KIA 366th FS pilot.



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Posted 25 October 2019 - 07:06 PM

Just found this thread and thought I might add an A2 from the 366th FS.  This A2 belonged to Maj. James F. Hackler, Silver Star winner and is part of a larger Hackler grouping that I have in my collection. 

 

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 07:08 PM

Great jacket.



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Posted 25 October 2019 - 07:30 PM

Thanks Doyler!  Here's a couple of photos of some of the rest of the Hackler grouping.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 06:15 PM

Great A-2 group! Thanks for sharing!

JD


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