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  1. I recently acquired 16 B&W photographs (3.5 x 5") of a military aircraft boneyard. I think this is at Davis-Monthan AFB. Here are 3 of the photos. If you want to see more, ask. Paul
  2. Theodore D Howard was a 30year man. Started out as enlisted, got out, when the depression came he re-uped as an enlisted man. He was made a Warrant Officer during WW2. And he was at Pearl Harbor during the attack. It is strange that his unit and location are listed. APO 957 was Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Then they added the "Rifle Rack No-2" stamp. Weird. Not sure if this is a personal ID dog tag or an equipment access tag. Born 22 March 1902 Enlisted Jan 15 1920 Discharged Jan 2 1923 Re-Enlisted Sept 19 1929 1930 Census listed as enlisted man (April 3, 1930) at Ft. Rug
  3. I recently acquired a military issued dog tag for Maybelle Sacher. She was a Nurse working for USAID in the 1950's to 1970's. From the Foreign Service Lists published on the web she worked all over the world: in Libya, Ethiopia, Korea, Vietnam and probably elsewhere. I suspect this dog tag was issued to her when she was sent to Vietnam about 1969. She was stationed at Saigon and Can Tho in Vietnam until about 1972. The Military often issued dog tags to civilians when they worked in a war zone. The second line reads: "USAID/ADPH". "USAID" Is United States Agency for Internati
  4. Here is my latest acquisition. It is a 4x6" photo. The autograph (Joseph L Lockard) is by one of the two Army Privates manning the radar site on Oahu called Opana Point in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. They detected the Japanese airplanes heading for Pearl Harbor at 7:02 AM and reported it up the chain of command. They were told the radar reflections were probably the B-17's that were expected from California that day. The officer said, in effect, "Forget it." The first bomb was dropped at 7:55 AM, so they could have had a 53 minute advance warning. The photo is a copy of a
  5. I heard from Megan Wozniak, Collections Manager of the First Division Museum about this medal. Old Crow was correct. It was a keychain. Here is her information: "You’ve stumbled across a 1st Infantry Division 50th Anniversary commemorative pendant which was originally affixed by the “o” ring to a keychain. The design was created by Roger R. Green when he was assigned to the G-2 at 1st ID Headquarters & Headquarters Company. Its obverse design was originally placed on lighters that sold for $10. The keychain version was produced shortly thereafter, and given to 1ID soldiers for
  6. Is this a medal or challenge coin or what? From the loop at the top I am guessing it once had a ribbon. It commemorates the 50th. Anniversary of the 1st. Division in 1967. It is 1 3/8" in diameter and made of brass. Paul
  7. Beast's post is a good starting point. Years ago, when I was a member of the Tulsa Postcard Club (now defunct) I prepared for them an 11 page document titled "Dating Vintage Postcards". It covers a lot more than is posted above. If anyone would like to have a copy contact me and I will send you one. Paul
  8. I found this on the web. Since they used a non-explosive warhead I assume they boarded the target ship and recovered parts of the Harpoon missile from it. Paul
  9. I have obtained a box of mechanical and electronic parts sold in the April 2007 Regency-Superior Auction with this description: " Lot 114: 1979 HARPOON MISSILE DEBRIS, Lot 0114 Details, Description: An 8x11" box filled with debris recovered after this missile was fired from the USS Radford DD968 during a 1979 test (it flew 59 miles before impacting with the USS Lansdown DD486). Included are circuit boards, odds and ends of pieces and a piece of aluminum with partial instructions stenciled on it. A great lot for a tinkerer." Written on the red material on the back side of the aluminum
  10. Here are 3 formal invitations for 5th Air Force events in Japan. None of them give a year, but one is "To Welcome Brigadier Polhamus to Japan. In July 1963, he was assigned to the 5th Air Force in Japan for duty as the chief of staff, where he served until June 1964. The invitations are on thick cardboard with a gold rim. They measure 3 3/4" by 5 1/4". I wonder about the Stag Party. Paul
  11. I think you are correct. Even on silver coins not all of them have a tarnish.
  12. Thanks, that's Interesting. It looks something like tarnish on a silver coin. But I am not sure mine is silver since it is not tarnished, perhaps it was cleaned? Paul
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