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#1 manayunkman

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:16 AM

This jacket disappeared from eBay.

I have been working to keep this group together.

While the jacket isnt necessary it would be nice to reunite it to the group.

Here is a picture.

This is the first time that I can remember that Ive ever undertaken such a quest.

I normally find groups complete so tracking things down is new.

Many of Porters items are in the hands of one seller on eBay.

Their prices are gliding smoothly above the stratosphere.

So his items arent selling.

When I went to buy the jacket a notice came up that the seller had ended the auction.

After about 15 emails from this seller about the jacket I finally was told its on its way to Florida.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:21 AM

His medals many are named to him.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:36 AM

His patches

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#4 manayunkman

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:47 AM

He was in the 442nd in WW2.

Does this look like the outline of the 34th ID?

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:48 AM

He was in the 442nd in WW2.

Does this look like the outline of the 34th ID?

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:49 AM

A jacket he wore after Korea?

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#7 manayunkman

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:57 AM

His Fort Riley Army School helmet where he was an instructor.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:01 AM

His flight suite when he served as an Army observer with the Mosquitos on his first tour in Korea.

I was lucky to get this reasonable.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:02 AM

Awesome flight suit. Can't believe no one bought that.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:04 AM

And this.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:09 AM

The flight suite was listed with a poor description and went under the radar for a few days until I made an offer.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:14 AM

The gist of this thread is to at least locate the khaki jacket.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:16 AM

I forgot.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 01:20 PM

Wow great group of insignia, also love the helmet liner. Any chance he served under the 25th ID ? The patch missing is definitely either that or the 442nd

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 01:58 PM

I think it’s the 442nd.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:43 PM

Manay -

 

Great grouping!  Definitely 442nd - no missing that distinctive outline!  Some great stuff out there on Col. Porter.

 

https://442sd.org/ot...-john-d-porter/ - Fought 2 wars with ONE kidney!  

 

Here's hoping you track down the jacket!

 

Best,

Bill K.



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Posted 31 October 2019 - 06:41 AM

Thank you Bill.

Tracking down the jacket might be harder than I thought.


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