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    Primary Interest - WWII Aviation (US & Allies)
    Thearter of Operations - ETO
    Particular - 8th AF
    Specifics - 490th BG, 4th FG, Eagle Squadrons
    Other Interests - US Naval Aviation, Flying Tigers (AVG), 1st Infantry Division, 31st Infantry Division.

    All interests include uniforms and field gear.

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  1. This ribbon bar belonged to Reade Tilley. Reade was from Clearwater Fl, he joined the RCAF in June of 1940, arrived in the UK in April 1941 where he joined 121 Eagle Squadron in May. He was posted to 601 Squadron in April 1942 where he was one of the daring pilots that flew a Spitfire off the deck of the USS WASP to reinforce Malta. When in Malta he was posted to 126 Squadron. Reade became a 7 victory Ace while flying with the RAF in Malta, earning the British DFC, which was presented to him at Buckingham Palace in October 1942. Also in October Reade transferred to the USAAF where he was assi
  2. Sorry to hijack your thread. But does anyone know a source for the mattresses? Have a bed, need a mattress. Thanks!
  3. The patch is almost certainly a track award most likely to be affixed to a Letterman's jacket or sweater. The badge Sgt. Dorango is speaking about is the "Winged Boot", it was an unofficial escape and evasion award. The photo below is of an original one in bullion. They also came in a metal version.
  4. Recently picked up this framed certificate from Fort Benning, for something called a "Buddy Seat jump". I'm not really an Airborne guy, so thought some of our more experienced Airborne collectors could tell me just what I have. Era? The bright spots are not tears in the certificate, just some background glare. Many thanks. Paul Airborne guy so thought
  5. Holy Smokes, that's a real rarity! Very nice.
  6. Looks great. I too enjoy the uniforms of the interwar period. Excellent example you have there. Thanks for posting.
  7. Excellent well thought out display!
  8. Just a fantastic Span-Am lot! Congrats!
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