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  1. Dealers have sold this style wing as a genuine variation. Of course that doesn't make them real, but it is a data point. The ones you want look like those posted by Ron...
  2. If I’m reading the paper work correctly they didn’t issue a BSM because his official record was missing the GO for it. That doesn’t necessarily mean he didn’t receive one, only that his record was incomplete.
  3. He also may have been pulled from a stateside unit and sent overseas as a replacement because of his MOS or skill set. The 29th ID took enormous casualties on D-Day and would have desperately needed skilled personnel to fill the gaps. Also, I suspect that the BSM was awarded for his CIB. It just has later (IMO) 60s or even 70s official engraving. The engraving style for these all depends on when the vet got around to requesting the award.
  4. I can try to help you out. David J. Fisher served as a mortar crewman and rifleman in Companies A and K of the 115th IR 29th ID. He apparently arrived in ETO as a replacement in July 1944 and was assigned to the 29th. He was severely wounded in August 1944, but eventually rejoined his regiment. His connection to the 326th is unknown. He may have been assigned to the 326th either before or after his service in the 29th. I suspect the first scenario owing to his early enlistment date (1942) but relatively late arrival in the ETO. Additionally, his name does not appear on the end of war roster fo
  5. Overall I think it looks like a very nice jacket and group. Might there be some touch up work on it?...perhaps, but it is really tough to say from the limited photos IMO. Painted insignia and "patches" are not unusual on these jackets BTW.
  6. Good catch! I sold this jacket on Ebay some time ago just as you see it in my thread, along with the research I had done. The buyer (or perhaps someone else) apparently saw fit to remove the rare wing patch and replace it with a standard artillery oval. Just goes to show how careful you need to be with airborne uniforms. Unfortunately this isn't the first time something I've sold in good faith reappeared on the market in a different form. Buyer beware
  7. I've owned sets like this before and I believe they are real, albeit cheap looking...
  8. It looks like a nice original jacket to me, and is probably researchable given the name
  9. No, he later changed the description to say he did not know. I think he made a typo in his first version of the description. Yes it piqued my interest too. Navy divers did some interesting things in the 1970s and there might be a good story behind it.
  10. I recently picked up a small NMCM group to the man on the citation. I can't find anything about him though. The group includes the document, medal, ribbon, lapel pin and a diving officer pin (probably a big clue). I thought the Navy collectors might have an insight.....
  11. Although they are typically lumped in to the "scribble eye" category, I believe the 101st is actually what Mark Bando would call a "Type 14". I say this because of the distinct straight line under the eye. I believe these can be wartime, but just my opinion. I do think the tab is mis matched. As Allan says, the 82nd is a tough call and it may be impossible to determine wartime vs post war.
  12. Nice group! I have purchased a number of groups that were is displays like this one. I typically remove the items from the frames as it just isn't feasible to store such items in my collection. The medals are relatively modern reissues, and probably go with the 1987 dated BSM document. The best piece in there is the 10th MTN ski pin. Nice catch!
  13. It could theoretically be a replacement for a WWI recipient too. I would look at the whole list and see what/who you end up with.
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