I have recently acquired these items from a US pilot grouping. He was a member of 121 Eagle Squadron, later the 4th Fighter Group and in 1949 while flying on a recon mission with the Greek AF as the US Air Attache he was shot down and executed by communist Greek guerrilla fighters during the Greek Civil War. Couple of tags that I'm hoping more experienced dog tag collectors can help me with. The first is one of his US tags, and one of the most unusual, in my limited tag experience, I've seen. I understand most of it but am particularly interested in the "next of kin" portion. It reads:
Seldon R Edner
0-885118 T42 O
Helen A L Edner
Station Rd - GAS.HS
Laurencekirk Scotl P
I'm thinking this means he married a Scottish girl but information on his personal life is scarce since I can find no obituary, as I believe he was buried in Greece when he was murdered.
The second tag looks similar to an RAF dog tag except it is made from a galvanized metal not the usual RAF fiberboard and is pretty crudely stamped. Not sure might just be a luggage or baggage tag. It reads:
Again any help or comments greatly appreciated.