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  1. A merman archer over a blue cross. I'm stumped. Any ideas?
  2. I am glad you all maintain the connection to your relatives involved in this crash. I thought you might like to know that B-17 42-5102 was the first B-17 to arrive at the Casper Army Air Base in 1942. It was affectionately named "The Casper Kid". If you have not visited the Air Base, I extend to all of you an open invitation to visit the Air Base and walk in their footsteps. The Air Base is very intact and is one of the best preserved left in the nation. You can check on the Museum that celebrates the Air Base's history via Facebook: Wyoming Veterans Museum, which is located in the WWII E
  3. Is there any dialogue about Vietnam era dispatch cases?
  4. Nice portrait thanks for posting it. It looks similar to the 388th artist's works. He was sent in the springtime of 1943 from Casper Army Air Base where he served on a CCTS Squadron HQ staff and on the staff of the base newspaper as an artist to Ft. Belvoir to attend OCS. Apparently he did not complete OCS. He ended up as a SSG in the 388th.
  5. Nice collection! Can anyone identify this odd armband. It is from North Dakota. Thanks
  6. Teamski! I identified one of your patches. It is one I have been looking for for quite some time. The insignia that you identified as an Oklahoma Air Depot is actually the 348th Sub Depot at Casper Army Air Base, in Casper, Wyoming. It is not a very common patch. I am the director of the Museum at the Air Base, you can visit our Facebook page at Wyoming Veterans Museum or our web page (which is currently being overhauled and is not very useful right now)! If you would be interested in selling or trading that insignia I would be interested also. It would be an artifact that would reside
  7. Thanks Bob, They are housed at the Wyoming Veterans Museum. Interestingly, it appears this soldier did not wear them on his uniform. He was a late replacement in the 8th Division in Germany. He was a baby-faced, red head kid; the kind of young replacement grizzled vets did not want to make friends with because they might not last long. After the war he did not join any VSOs, did not maintain contact with any combat buddies or participate in any reunions, nor did he tell any stories to his daughter or other family members. That's how his daughter and the Museum interpret his stor
  8. Sorry folks, I have this habit of checking my facts after posting. The soldier above with the boxed CIBs was in the 28th Infantry Regiment, Company I to be exact, not the 82nd Regiment as I erroneously posted. Thanks,
  9. Here is the second boxed CIB from the 82nd Infantry regiment soldier's collection. I just noticed I have the wrong backs with the wrong badges. Just swap the backs in your mind's eye...
  10. How about dating the boxes? Can anyone out there do that? These two are part of a WWII 82nd Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division soldier's collection. He was a late war infantryman replacement in that regiment. I have also posted the backs of the badges which are both Gemscos, according to the boxes. It appears he never wore either of them; no holes in his uniform, no photos of him wearing the badge. He was authorized the badge on his discharge.
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