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jdsco

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  1. My Dad was a USMC Naval Airman January 1943 2nd Lieutenant He served in the South Pacific theater through 1946 and the Korea Conflict through 1954 He flew TBF and TBM -1 through 3E, Hellcat F6F-5n Corsair F4U-4, B25-J, C47 and R4D-5 in the SP theater He was assigned to HMX-1 in 1947 with VMO-6 in 1947 through 1954 I am looking for a definition of two phrases he uses in his logbook remarks section during SP operations 1) GROUP GRIND referencing TBM flights (cannot find any internet reference to "group grind" other than video gaming) 2) 2AS and 6AS referencing TBM flights (number
  2. Additional pic of 2 of the previous picture.
  3. I discovered this picture, finally. My father is on the left
  4. I wish I knew, truly. That picture shows a m1 carbine. I have his m1 carbine. That carbine serial number is 266XXX indicating 1943. I don't know.
  5. I have pondered that for decades. I wish I knew. Some have asked what the object is above the helmet and that object is a windsock. Someone suggested that the scabbard is the stilletto scabbard worn facing inward. I can't confirm that. The 45 mag pouch has 1943 stamped on the back of the pouch above the snap.
  6. That's interesting. I've studied this picture and knowing that there is some discoloration, I never identified his left side item. He did indeed have a S&W 38 revolver and he did say that the 38 was US Navy issue but I do not know when it would have been. I do remember a narrow-strap shoulder holster when I was a kid but I don't know if it was for that 38. I'm pleased that I joined this forum. Thank you for that observation.
  7. Being a new forum member, I'm having difficulty posting and uploading properly. Some portions of these posts are repeated I have few pictures of my Dad during WWII relative to his Korean War service. I have this picture of him in 1943 or 1944 and he appears to have a knife (or) m1carbine bayonet in his mouth. I have all of the other pieces he is wearing especially the 1911A1. The scabbard he has on his belt might be the scabbard for the bayonet but I don't think it's the stilletto. I have been told that he doesn't look like a pilot. I don't know what a 21 year old Naval Aviator, away
  8. I have few pictures of my Dad during WWII relative to his Korean War service. I have this picture of him in 1943 or 1944 and he appears to have a knife (or) m1carbine bayonet in his mouth. I have all of the other pieces he is wearing especially the 1911A1. The scabbard he has on his belt might be the scabbard for the bayonet but I don't think it's the stilletto. I have been told
  9. Stilletto is correct, I am in error using "dagger". I have not discovered "who" in particular was issued this stilletto but I have learned that pilots were indeed among the recipients and if a pilot had to "ditch" in unfriendly territory, he would rather have this stilletto and a survival knife in some cases. I have his Cattaraugus 225Q that some call a crate-opener. His fixed wing assignments were TBM-TBF torpedoe bomber, F4U4 Corsair, F4 F6 and F8 Grumman series. His logbook indicates water and ground attack missions. I wish I knew how he came into possession of it. Thank
  10. This is the side opposite, I can upload only so much per post.
  11. I have had this dagger in my possession since 1994. It belongs to my father, now passed, as he was a USMC Naval Aviator 1943 South Pacific and Korean War. I was informed that it is a Fairbairn Sykes dagger. I believe now that this is a USMC Marine Raiders dagger, a fighting knife with its original design from the Fairbairn Sykes. I, for the longest time, assumed this was of no significance (in fact I assumed this dagger had no correlation to the USMC) and haven't paid any attention to it until last year. I thank God I didn't give it away. His COLT 1911A1 is a 933xxx serial number m
  12. I thank you all and appreciate your input.
  13. This is my father, not sure of the date but I believe it's 1950-1952 time. That's the helmet. I'm recalling my Dad removing the ear phones/jack from the cloth helmet so I could wear the cloth helmet for Halloween. I might have been 8 or 9 , don't really know.
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