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Pre War khaki Maj. James Lindsey Bataan POW

Started by Matt4thCav , Jan 13 2018 04:45 AM

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#1 Matt4thCav

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:45 AM

Hello to all. Today I want to share this M1926 khaki pre war uniform. It belonged to Major James Lindsay, assigned to the 23rd F.A. (Philippine Scout) in 1940. He will be captured by the Japanese after Bataan and remained in captivity.

During his captivity, Bob worked out complete plans for the reorganization of the Philippine Scouts and the Philippine Army. The plans were left in the care of a fellow prisoner who, fortunately, survived, and forwarded them to the proper authority.

The tragic details of the sailing of the Japanese prison ship, Oryku Maru, from Manila on December 13, 1944, have been recorded too many times to bear painful repetition. Bob survived two sinkings, but died enroute from Formosa to Japan as a result of extreme exposure and dehydration. 

 

Matteo 

 

 

 

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#2 Jamecharles

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:52 AM

That's great, I love the green sleeve decorations and the story behind the uniform is incredible!

Great catch

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:56 AM

That's great, I love the green sleeve decorations and the story behind the uniform is incredible!

Great catch

 

GS

Many Thanks GS. :)



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:06 AM

That is a great uniform! You really have displayed it nicely! Good job keeping his memory alive! And thanks for sharing!

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:49 AM

That is a great uniform! You really have displayed it nicely! Good job keeping his memory alive! And thanks for sharing!

Hunt

 

Thanks Hunt .One of my favorite in M1926 uniforms collection. It is a pleasure to share the story of a great soldier. 

 

Matteo


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#6 Lsparks

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:25 AM

“Sleeve decorations” are more properly called officer’s cuff braids.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:21 PM

Great uniform - thanks for sharing. Does it have a tailors or a manufacturers label?

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 02:51 AM

Great uniform - thanks for sharing. Does it have a tailors or a manufacturers label?


Thanks. There is no tailor's label. It was quite common in khaki jackets not to find any labels. I have more than one without.

#9 Trevor M. Larson

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:52 AM

That's an incredible uniform! RIP major Lindsay

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

An incredible piece of history. Not one of us will ever fully comprehend the horrors those men experienced. *Salute* Major


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