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Reuniting Broken Medal Groups

Started by Jim Baker , Jun 27 2009 10:27 AM

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#21 Cobrahistorian

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 10:07 AM

Hey all,

I posted this in the Aircraft section as well, but I figured I'd post it here. I'm looking for a WWII KIA Purple Heart for a 2LT Morris D. Rosenthal. I realize the chances of finding it are slim, but I'm on a mission. Here's the story:

I've started a major research project with my latest acquisition. I snagged an AAF officer's service jacket off of evil bay and it sparked something. The jacket is named to a LT M. Rosenthal and on the name tag it says Class 43-15 Hondo. Hondo AAF was the primary Navigator training base. I've found two others from his class that went on to Bombardier school right after Nav school.

There were two M. Rosenthals that were Army Officers during WWII. Morris M. Rosenthal was a lawyer and would have been 34 in 1943. The other, Morris D. Rosenthal, enlisted in the AAF in 1942, was in Navigator school in October 1943 and became a bombardier in the 882nd Bomb Squadron, 500th Bomb Group on Saipan. His aircraft, B-29A 42-24687 "Tokyo Local" crashed on their fifth mission with all aboard KIA.

Any help is greatly appreciated!



#22 dbirming

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 04:54 AM

I am looking for 2 medals issued to James H. Johnston

Spanish War Service Medal numbered 13703

Philippine Campaign Medal - US Army Mno 7973


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 04:00 AM

Looking for the WW1 Purple Heart to Abrham D. Rappaport, gassed in 10/6/1918.


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 05:39 AM

Howdy All - I'm looking for the following USMC medals to repair broken groups. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge of their whereabouts: Thanks - Semper Fi......Bobgee

Good Conduct Medals:

No. 302 to Walter J. Green 1902 possibly with 3 Bars.

No. 3877 to Archie D. Crosby 1913

No. 83309 to Andrew Kupfernagel 1923-1927 possibly with 1 Bar

Campaign Medals:

USMC Spanish/West Indies Obverse # 169
USMC Spanish/West Indies Obverse # 77
USMC 1st Nicaraguan Campaign #842

Any thing attributed to Sgt Melvin W. Shellhorn USMC - Wake Island defender

Thank you! Bob

Edited by bobgee, 25 September 2009 - 12:30 PM.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:58 AM

Haitian Campaign Medal # 3414
Mexican Campaign Medal # 737
Philippine Campaign Medal # 1239


MCE #3160
Yangzee #1416

s/f Darrell

Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 06 March 2011 - 07:39 AM.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:50 AM

Just a quick update. I'm now looking for both named Purple Heart and Air Medal for 2LT Morris D. Rosenthal. I have gotten a photo of the airplane and crew, Rosenthal is the 4th from the right.


I've picked up a cased Air Medal and I'm displaying it with the uniform, 20th AF patch and 2" bombardier wings. The uniform has been almost completely restored, just waiting on the arrival of the proper ribbons (thanks Mark!). The B-29 model is going to be a while in the works, but should be a knockout when finished!

If anyone's got any information on these two medals, PLEASE let me know!



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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:29 PM

Seeking posthumous Purple Heart named to Asa B. Phelps, KIA, US Army, WWII.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 08:20 AM


I am looking for my father's Pre WWII Navy Good Conduct Medal named to Derrell Eugene Shepherd on back no date. It has two bars 2nd Award and 3rd Award. It maybe in the Kansas City area, where a person working at the old King's Crown store acquired it from me without my knowledge.


Edited by dogfacedsoldier, 16 October 2009 - 08:21 AM.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 07:50 AM

I just saw you post about Ed Doering. Is this the same Ed Doering that was a 8th AF fighter pilot and German POW?
If so let me know.

Any Medals/Items belonging to AAF Pilot Lt Edward W Doering

Any Medals/Items belonging to Navy Pilot Beeman N Fallwell.

Many thanks!

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:02 AM

Looking for the Bronze Star of SSGT. Robert W. Kaye, 1st Infantry Division KIA November 18, 1944 during Operation Queen.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:52 AM


Belonging to Ernesto V. Smith. Looking to reunite the group.

Silver Star is probably a low numbered BBB as awarded to a RA Colonel (Retired) in the 1930's for gallantry in the Philippines in 1901.

No listing for Indian Wars or Spanish Campaign medals on the No. rolls. He participated as a Regular Officer in both wars.



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Posted 04 November 2009 - 05:53 AM

Looking for the KIA Purple Heart to Wayne E. Boyce. I have his DSC, and would like to reunite the group.



#33 lamarhooten

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 05:59 PM

I just found a boxed an Army Commendation medal with V device and a Bronze Star with oakleaf and V device for Dewey
L. Burchfield. Anybody have any more awards to this man? They look to be Vietnam era.

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:29 PM

I'm looking for the followng:
Purple Heart and Certificate issued to the NOK for my Uncle Joseph A. Zapotoski, ASNo 33609104, PFC Company B, 105 Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division KIA 19 April 1945 on Okinawa.

Purple Heart, issued to NOK for Arther E. Chambers, ASNo 34124700, PFC Company K 347th Infantry Regiment, 87st Infantry Division KIA February 28, 1945. I have his PH Certificate issued to his NOK. I am looking for anything else related to him, his service and death in battle.

Purple Heart issued to Albert Monkman PVT Battery D, 6th F.A. WIA WWI. I have his Columbia Accolade issued for his wound in action along with his portrait painted overseas and a picture of him in his American Legion Uniform along with his quite a few of his American Legion pins and medals along with wall hanger plate commemorating his service in WWI with Battery D, 6th F.A., 1st Division

Silver Citation and Silver Star Citation for Edward P. Rankin Jr, and any medals and information about this service. I have his SS No 2XXX with an Oak Leaf Cluster but no other information. I assume he served in WWI or earlier. I acquired the medal through the Seattle Salvation Army on eBay a couple of years ago.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.



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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:02 PM

I know these are long shots...but if anyone runs across these let me know. I would love to find a purple heart to Autrey Blanton Harmon USMC wounded at Guadalcanal. Pfc when wounded and later retired as Lt. Col., purple heart for Lt. Ellison Webber Poland USMC at Okinawa. Also a air medal for Lt., later Capt., Ira Leroy Myers USMC.

Edited by TLeo, 31 December 2009 - 01:05 PM.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:40 AM

If you are attempting to find a missing piece from a grouping, or just want to reunite broken groupings, post information here.

Our collectors world is smaller than you may think.

I am attempting to reunite the medals that belonged to Army Col. Cromwell Stacey. Col Stacey served in the Philippines and later in World War I. He was the recipient of the Silver Star for action in the Philippines. Thank you. Joe

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:45 AM

Looking for the Legion of Merit to Ltc Burr J Randall, Jr. It popped up on a medal auction several years ago, before I found his Post-WWII Bronze Star. Any help would be appreciated.


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:46 AM

Searching for the WWII Purple Heart named or issued to PFC Marvin Raymond Cleveland, USMC. Wounded on Iwo Jima.
Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated,


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Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:39 PM

I am looking for medals that formally belonged to COL JOHN J. CHRISTY. I know his engraved Bronze Star along with a few other of his medals are out there somewhere.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 06:00 AM

I have the KIA PH Award certs for PFC Harold E. Markland, KIA Oct. 13, '43, of Dearborne County, Indiana, and PFC John J. Kilian KIA Oct 25 1944.
I've had these for years and have no idea where medals may be. Would be nice to get them back with any other extant artifacts of these forever young soldiers.

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