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#1 JosephC

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:34 PM

I purchased an air medal set (less the medal) at Brimfield MA flea market yesterday. It includes the box, lapel pin, ribbon with two oak leaf clusters, piece of ribbon, wings and a tie clasp. there are two sets of general orders issuing the oak leaf clusters with the name William D,. Templeton checked off.  Internet search quickly yielded lots of great information. Templeton was a lead pilot in the 490th Bomb Group European theater. A fellow crewman James Hutchinson wrote books of their experiences.  His name also listed in the general order.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:36 PM

paperwork

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:51 PM

papers again

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:52 PM

second GO

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:54 PM

from James Hutchinson book and close up of go

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:54 PM

close up

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 05:10 PM

Very nice.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 03:11 AM

Great find, thanks for posting it.
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 03:47 AM

Joseph,

 

Great little grouping.  Any idea what 490th squadron he was with?  My father-in-law was with the 490th, 850th BS at the same time.



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Posted 23 July 2019 - 08:32 AM

Joseph,

 

Great little grouping.  Any idea what 490th squadron he was with?  My father-in-law was with the 490th, 850th BS at the same time.

 

in an excerpt from Hutchinson book found at www.americanairmuseum.com/person/110211 Hutchinson referneces the living quarters as "our 848ths huts". So maybe 848TH?




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