1st Lt Cecil O. Dean WWII Ace/POW
Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:34 PM
Lots of pictures to show (40+) so please bear with me! What I did not get were his WWII uniforms or medals. Those were not part of the estate sale and may have gone to other family members. If anyone has anything related to this man, I would like to hear from you and try and reunite the grouping.
First up are the uniforms. A nice light color service jacket tailored in Japan. Solid Vangard Major leaves,NS Meyer PB pilot wings and ribbons.
Blue jacket also tailored in Japan.
Two sets of formal dress uniforms
Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:41 PM
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A few pictures of him and friends,most taken in North Africa. Last photo is him and his future wife Lt Leona Porta, who was an Army Nurse in North Africa. Seems they spent alot of time together there.
Four shots from North Africa. P-40 on the ground, Frances Langford presenting Dean with the Purple Heart along with Bob Hope on a Aug 1943 show in North Africa (Dean standing between Langford and Hope),Dean receiving a medal (no info written on this one) and a group of fellow pilots in front of Deans "home".
Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:55 PM
Great group! Particularly with the photos. Congrats on a terrific find.
Thanks! Still alot more to post. May take me a while to get it all finished!
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A stack of letters from family and friends TO Dean on US issued POW stationary
A large stack of POW Bulletins for familys of American POWS
Posted 28 February 2010 - 02:27 PM
Tons of love letters from Leona Porta to Dean and Dean to Leona
Posted 28 February 2010 - 02:31 PM
Nice plaque of the 317th FS with campaigns listed on bronze medallions
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:22 AM
Thanks for the compliments! Have not had time to dig into the letters and diary due to work but hope to get to it soon.
I found another item that belonged to Lt Leona Porta. A leather stationary book that has a bunch of papers and letters from when she was in North Africa and her trip home on the USS Thistle.
Edited by skio, 15 March 2010 - 06:35 AM.
Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:28 AM
Christmas menu from aboard the USS Thistle which was a Hospital Ship that brought the 3rd General Hospital back from North Africa to the US. Signed by a number of the outfits members.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:33 AM
A letter requesting a transfer to Lt Portas unit by a reletive, Pvt Robert Porta. Also inside were a few letters from family and friends.
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