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  1. Outstanding collection! So much quality and it´s displayed better then at some museums. Please keep posting photos. I would appreciate some more photos of all your display cabinets. How long have you been collecting? Regards Kristoffer
  2. Hi Kurt, Thanks a lot for the explanation. It's really appreciated and I have learned something new. I will try and return the medal. //Kristoffer
  3. Hi, That's really bad news for me. I really thought it was privately done by the family after the war. Would never have thought it was machine engraved. I have never thought it was official engraving just something that was done by a local jeweler after the war. Dave, perhaps if I had ordered your book a little sooner I would have known better. Could any of you tell me how you can see it's machine engraved? I have trouble seeing it. Regards Kristoffer
  4. Staff Sergeant Arthur D. Webber was born on 11 August 1924 in Cook County, Illinois. During the war he served in the 385th Infantry Regiment of the 76th Infantry Division. The division arrived to the ETO in January 1945. They took part in the assault on the Siegfried line and continued fighting in Germany. On 4 March Sergeant Webber lost his life in combat resulting in a posthumous awarded of the Distinguished Service Cross. His citation reads. The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Arthur D. Webber (ASN: 36739468), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 385th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 March 1945, in Germany. On that date, while digging a shelter near Efflinger, Germany, a fragmentation grenade dropped from Sergeant Webber's pocket and became ignited. Fearlessly picking up the grenade, he shouted a warning to his comrades, and realizing that to throw it in any direction would cause casualties, clasped it to his chest and attempted to run as far as possible from the crowded area. The resulting explosion killed him instantly but his intrepid, unselfish action saved the lives of many of his comrades. Sergeant Webber's gallant heroism and supreme devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service. I don´t have any other information about him or his service at this moment. The medal itself is privately engraved. May he rest in peace.
  5. Thanks for the comments, I am very happy to be the caretaker of this and keep his memory alive. That's great Allan. Interesting if I could find out for what actions he got the medal. By the way is it possible for me to find out all the missions this airplane took part in? Regards Kristoffer
  6. 2nd Lt Lloyd L. Anderson was born 13 January 1919 in Suffolk County, New York. During the war he flew in a B24 Liberator, the Lynn Bari II. He was part of the 856th BS of the 492nd Bomb Group. The 492nd entered combat on 11 May 1944 and flew many missions in Germany and in France to support the upcoming invasion. The also flew missions on D-Day itself. After only 89 days of combat they had lost 52 aircrafts. The 492nd was stood down and the remaining members were reassigned to other units. 2nd Lt Anderson is reported missing during a night leaflet operation as part of Operation Carpetbagger. The day was 15 August 1944 in the Duerne, Departement du Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France. He was only 25 years old. It´s not known as to why the crashed but seven men from the crew were reported killed in action. Today he is buried at the Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial. Rest in peace
  7. Thanks for all response. I won´t go after this.
  8. Found this at auction. What do you guys think of this one? I know that these medals are not that common. It the medal original? The ribbon looks very new and in good shape. Another thought I had is that perhaps it has been given a new brooch? /Kristoffer
  9. Thanks again. I thought it looked a little too nice. A great badge, will try and get it! /Kristoffer
  10. Thanks Allan. Good news. I am always a little uncertain when it comes to wings. I have another one I would like to bother you guys with. What do you say? This wing is on a local auction site. Regards Kristoffer
  11. Thanks a lot! Here is abother photo of the hallmark. Not sure if it good enough. /Kristoffer
  12. What does the knowledgeable forum members think of this wing. Service pilot wing, pin back. Regards Kristoffer
  13. That is a great and focused collection! I really like your jump jackets. Top notch.
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