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#51 Belleauwood

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 03:33 PM

Dennis-
I'm beyond words right now. Utterly speechless....

I have enough composure to say "Thanks" for posting this truly historic grouping. It goes without saying that I'll be looking forward to hopefully more images soon...

-Chuck



Chuck, & All,

I'm a little surprised at all the kind words and thanks to all. This group is perhaps the most definitive LFC group extant. Many more images coming - Thanks again, Dennis

#52 JDK

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 04:21 PM

Super grouping! The photo of his last kill is something that struck me as amazing to have. Impressive!
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#53 gunbarrel

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 06:00 PM

Simply stunning!

#54 Brian Keith

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:45 AM

I am awestruck and speechless.
Thanks for posting this.
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#55 Brian D

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:15 AM

I cannot echo enough the statements of others here.....simply amazing. An outstanding grouping that is amazingly intact. Just a great tribute to this man, and others like him, who found it in themselves the need to sacrifice for a cause that they obviously believed in. Thank you for sharing...for even though I am not a WWI collector at all, this grouping has left me in awe!

#56 scmcgeorge

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:04 PM

How about a picture of the flip side of his ruby pistol/ Mind boggling grouping! steve Mcg

#57 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:55 PM

How about a picture of the flip side of his ruby pistol/ Mind boggling grouping! steve Mcg



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Flip Side - This gun was in the estate of his brother Winthrop and was acquired by a gun collector from that estate. Many years later, the previous owner of this group secured the pistol and returned it to Walter's effects.

#58 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:57 PM

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This is the flight log of Walter's from his training days at Avord, to his last combats/flights.
I can only assume that there are very few original Lafayette Flying Corps Log Books to be found.

#59 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:59 PM

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#60 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:00 PM

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#61 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:01 PM

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#62 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:02 PM

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Notice that he noted his promotion to Corporal!

#63 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:03 PM

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#64 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:05 PM

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Note SPA - 80 notation

#65 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:05 PM

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#66 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:07 PM

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Note - His First Kill!

#67 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:08 PM

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The opposing page - to his first kill page
in previous photo

#68 Belleauwood

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:10 PM

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That's all for the photos of the log book. There are many more entries.

More stuff in a bit.

Hope this has not bored anyone.

DJ

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:17 PM

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Note: N- 80 notation


Not SPA-80 as stated in post # 64

Edited by Belleauwood, 28 January 2010 - 03:19 PM.


#70 Croix de Guerre

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 06:13 PM

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That's all for the photos of the log book. There are many more entries.

More stuff in a bit.

Hope this has not bored anyone.

DJ


Bored anyone?? :blink: Dude, we are just too stunned to respond. How many times can you say "Holy Crap"!!!

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:36 AM

Dennis, Are there any group photos of Rheno and his squadron mates? Did the group come with a photo album?

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:51 AM

THE BEST!! :w00t:

Thank you for sharing!! :thumbsup:

Best regards,

Ricardo.

#73 Belleauwood

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 02:18 PM

These next items will be all for a while. Don't want to wear folks out on this.
One of the things that has impressed me the most, is the excellent overall condition
of all the paper items in this group. There is still so much more that I haven't gone thru

Wait till you WW1 Air Service guys see the rest of the stuff.

Rare indeed!!!


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Posted 29 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 02:20 PM

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A page from the previous pictured book


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