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#1 irish

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:47 AM

A small group of items to an Army Diver from WW2.  Otto Wallingford who hailed from Maine.  He was involved in the clearing of Naha harbor.  The badge is the only one like it I have seen.  I assume this was worn on the pocket or possibly the sleeve.  He was attached to the 1497th Engineer Port Construction and Repair Group

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:48 AM

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:49 AM

Article

 

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#4 Wake1941

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:51 AM

That is super cool, Ive never seen one like it before.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:44 PM

Thank you.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 04:48 PM

I was the second bidder on that on eBay a while back, my phone timed out! Lol I've never seen one like it either.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 04:49 PM

Wasn't there a set of dog tags too?

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 02:46 PM

Yes there was a tag and a few other pieces of Insignia. There was also a number of letters back home to his gal

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 11:41 AM

Very Cool badge. I wonder if it is Japanese made? 



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Posted 06 February 2019 - 02:08 PM

Very Cool badge. I wonder if it is Japanese made? 


I have wondered the same. It appears to be embroidered into officer grade uniform jacket material or something very similar. My question has been where on the uniform was this worn?

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:04 PM

I have wondered the same. It appears to be embroidered into officer grade uniform jacket material or something very similar. My question has been where on the uniform was this worn?


What is the size? I’m thinking it was worn on the pocket or attached to a hanger

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:02 AM

Topic on the conditions at Okinawa after the October typhoon in 1945  http://www.usmilitar...tober-9th-1945/




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