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#1 Calvin Hall

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:09 AM

Folks,

It has been a while since I have found anything post-worthy, but I am certainly pleased with this recent acquisition.

Grouping includes the following:

Numerous ribbon bars
Wings
Dogtags
Document for the Distinguished Flying Cross
Helldiver art
Period photo of the pilot in plane
Photo from 1960s showing ribbons

My initial quick Google search didn't provide any info. any with research would be greatly appreciated!

Calvin

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#2 Calvin Hall

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:10 AM

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#3 sigsaye

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:56 AM

Well, in looking at the photo, in 1960, he was a Commander, USN. So, he stayed in the Navy after the war. Remember, EVERYONE who entered the US Military after 1, October, 1942 was put into the Reserves. Start looking with him as a Commander, USN.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:01 AM

Awesome group!

#5 P-40Warhawk

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:20 PM

His entry date was June 9, 1938. https://www.findagra.../john-d_-hughes



#6 P-40Warhawk

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:22 PM

Nice little grouping, pretty cool



#7 Jim MacDonald

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:00 AM

Hughes was a TBM Avenger pilot with VT-81 flying off the Wasp in Jan 45. The plane in the photo of him in the cockpit is an Avenger.

 

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 06:09 AM



Hughes was a TBM Avenger pilot with VT-81 flying off the Wasp in Jan 45. The plane in the photo of him in the cockpit is an Avenger.

 

Mac

 

 

He shows up on FOLD3 on a December 1945 summary as serving with VT-75. 

 

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:20 AM

Great find.

Any other medals?

I see one in the box.

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 02:57 PM

The notched tag could be 1953ish..as my gramps' (USN, enliisted) tag is exact same format..




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