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  1. Im going to keep it as is. I’ll put together a frame for it at some point. For now it’s just hanging
  2. My latest acquisition is of a type I’ve never seen. It was sold to me by a reputable seller (as far as I know) as WW2 Officers Gemsco N.Y. screw back dolphins. I’ve never seen a screw back on any set of fish before. Any info is appreciated. I’m willing to take as many additional photos as necessary. Thanks in advance! -Joshua
  3. My goodness, I knew he had married Fleda only months before and knew they never had children but I didn’t know about any nieces or nephews. I wonder how such an import set of pieces could be separated like that. Lord only knows. Thank you very much for sharing that thread. -Joshua
  4. Thank you all very much for the compliments! When the estate was broken up some other pieces were bought before the medals were discovered. After a little help and some detective work hopefully there will be a nice new addition posted soon! -Joshua
  5. Scorched. Forward mast also visible. -Joshua
  6. This is one of my most sentimental groups being that he was a Submariner and a Mountaineer. LT jg Eugene Sturm Moore of Barrackville, WV began his Eternal Patrol along with all hands of USS Scamp SS-277 in November 1944 after an engagement with a Japanese aircraft (possibly of 901st NAG) and a coastal defense vessel (possibly the Type D class CD-4 of Lt Cmdr Mizutani). If anyone has any further information on LT jg Moore and his position aboard USS Scamp or photos of him I’d love to see. Enjoy! -Joshua In memory of all On Eternal Patrol
  7. Neither have I! It really caught me by surprise. My best guess is it’s deck jacket No2 or came from a locker/storage space No2. -Joshua
  8. Thank you all for the compliments! This item was stored in a basement among miscellaneous other US items and was apparently left behind when others had taken all of the firearms and German stuff from the property. It’s condition may have been the reason it was left behind for me to get. There were remnants of leaves and twigs in the pockets as well as old school Juicy Fruit wrappers. I think it was used as a yard work jacket by the vet for some time. -Joshua
  9. Per Navy Times one hour ago the forward mast has collapsed. Heartbreaking. -Joshua
  10. The fire moved up the island and heats have become so extreme that structural steel is losing its integrity and shape. A sad day for the Gator Navy. God bless the Bonhomme Richard! -Joshua
  11. You’re most likely referring to the helmsman. On a WW2 boat there were 2 positions for the helm being the main in the conning tower and auxiliary just below in the control room. He would communicate the OODs orders to engineering for speeds while maintaining course. Engineering would communicate back to the helm once the desired speed or number of turns were reached then helm to OOD. We also did the same on my boat which was a 688 class. Hope this helps! -Joshua
  12. Thank you both very much! Friar, officially the regulation didn’t allow the dolphins badge on the enlisted uniform until 1950 and I’m not aware of any exceptions. To the best of my knowledge it wasn’t uncommon for an officer to gift a set of their fish to an enlisted man along with a commendation or award. -Joshua
  13. One of the better groups I’ve gotten hands on recently. MM2 George Hollenberry was present for some of the most successful Submarine patrols of the war during his time aboard USS Trigger SS-237. He was not present for the loss of Trigger and survived the war. The bonus is his daughter not only kept his things, but some from her uncle Sgt. William Gordon Golden. Golden was the tail gunner of B-17 41-24524 “The Eagles Wrath” 323rd BS 91st BG. They were the 21st plane lost during the Schweinfurt mission on 17 August, 1943. Before his liberation he would serve time in Stalag 7A, 3, and 17B. Enjoy!
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