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Started by Garandguy56 , Dec 12 2016 04:34 PM

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#26 M24 Chaffee

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 06:33 AM

That's a very cool piece to have in any collection!



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 03:15 PM

What an amazing piece of history.



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 03:27 PM

The last name looks like BR---? I could not wind a William F BR--- in my list of Aerial Victories in WW2.I wonder if it was given to this LtConl by a Fighter Pilot to it was from a wrecked a/c in the area of the HQ?



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

I have a piece of armored glass that came from a downed FW 190 in Latvia.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:55 PM

Lt. Col Wm. F. B____________


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Looks like Col.Wm. F. Br.....

If I read it correctly I see APO 758 which aligns with 7th Army Headquarters. Would it be possible to trace a Colonel to 7th Army Headquarters? I realize there were many units that made up 7th Army

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:21 AM

Looks like Col. William F Br_tten maybe to me. Britten, Bratten, Brutten...

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:19 PM



Looks like Col. William F Br_tten maybe to me. Britten, Bratten, Brutten...

 

Hey, good eye!  The second line on the inscription is definitely Headquarters, __th Port (perhaps the designation changed between 1944 and 45).  

 

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21st Base (Mobile) was attached to the 7th Army...


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:42 PM

He had pre-WWI border service as an enlisted man, then went to France in WWI with the 41st Division.  

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

WOW!! Amazing work, AustinO! Does all of this line up with the other info on the back (APO 758)?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:47 PM

I think APO 667 was in southern France, with 748 being more northern France, 1945. I'm sure that both would have been aligned to the 7th Army. Thinking he was in the same role in a different Port Headquarters. I didn't do any searching on APO 748, but with some google searching you should get a French city, and from there should be able to find a nearby Port HQ.
Any idea what's written at the very bottom? Below the APO?

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:50 PM

It seems those Service of Supply Lt Colonels really liked their aircraft insignia!
This one's on my office wall:
http://www.usmilitar...ation-souvenir/

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:39 PM

It seems those Service of Supply Lt Colonels really liked their aircraft insignia!
This one's on my office wall:
http://www.usmilitar...ation-souvenir/

 

Whew! What a beauty!!



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:42 PM

I think APO 667 was in southern France, with 748 being more northern France, 1945. I'm sure that both would have been aligned to the 7th Army. Thinking he was in the same role in a different Port Headquarters. I didn't do any searching on APO 748, but with some google searching you should get a French city, and from there should be able to find a nearby Port HQ.
Any idea what's written at the very bottom? Below the APO?

 

Mostly illegible. The beginning looks like P.M so maybe post marked (and the date)? Or D.M but not sure what that would mean...

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:21 PM

Amazing! I'd buy that for a million dollars!

Of course, you can't sell it, man, that thing's priceless!



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:43 PM

I am always looking for a "cut tail section". They were common bring backs. I have started to collect photos of German aircraft with the tails cut out, because I just can't get my hands on a real tail.
If any one can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 04:00 PM

Just sent you a message Germantail. I also collect photos of GI's holding cut out tail sections and probably have 10 or so.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:58 PM

 

Mostly illegible. The beginning looks like P.M so maybe post marked (and the date)? Or D.M but not sure what that would mean...

 

 

The "P.M." would stand for 'Postmaster', and in this case would have been part of the man's address. E.g. Name, unit, and then APO 758, PM New York, NY. At least it was probably New York (mail in the Pacific was usually 'PM San Francisco, Calif.' and New York for the ETO.)

 

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