I recently purchased this incredible grouping from the family. The Veteran served as a tailgunner on a B29 in the 497th Bomb Group. One of the largest and most complete groupings ive come across in a long time.
At one point, his B29 was shot down, and he and the crew were rescued at Sea. Included in the group were some of the survival items he used, and also the wind whipped flag that was flown on the vessel that rescued them (along with a sailors cap) Also included was a video recording of the vet and his experience that was made in 2004, which ive yet to watch.
The surprise of the group, and something i didnt find until i went through it at home, was the Goldfish Club patch and the Sea Squatter pin. Ive never had the Sea Squatter pin so i was very pleased when that turned up.