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    US and German Militaria WW2 and earlier. Also collect and am looking for items from the Armed Forces Recreation Centers located in Berchtesgaden, Chiemsee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and Munich Germany. Post cards, paper items, silverware, dishes, etc.

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  1. While I am it, I had also picked up another of their cap badges. This one is in mint condition and came with 2 decals.
  2. I think there was a large thread on this group a few years ago, but could not find it. Anyway, I picked up this complete deck of playing cards a few days ago. Has the insignia of the Massachusetts Women's Defense Corp Schools (MWCDS) on it. I believe they were the forerunner of the Massachusetts Women's Defense Corp (MWCD). There were about 100 of these schools spread across the Commonwealth to teach women about various things they should know to help in the war. They later morphed into the MWCD when the Dept of Public Safety took them over. Frank
  3. Thanks for the comments. What does the "MEF" stand for - is it Marine Expeditionary Force ?
  4. Have certificates his other awards, shoes, T-shirts including the one below. Nice rolling bag with original price tage of $79.95.
  5. On a hunch, stopped at a shop I frequent. Owner knows I collect "military stuff". She had this lot of Marine uniforms that she had stored in a damp basement. So I had to rescue them - and I don't even collect Marine items. Must be most evrything he came home with after 10 years service.
  6. Born 7/5/1921 Clintonville, WI Died 6/25/2006 Tinley Park, Cook County, IL Married 5 Oct 1944 Bernalillo, NM (while at training base ?? ) service dates 25 Mar 1942 to 9 Nov 1945 Nothing about ranks - joined as enlisted, then commissioned??
  7. KALMES, JOHN J. KALMES, JOHN J. Chicago Tribune (IL) - June 27, 2006 John J. Kalmes, Veteran of WWII, beloved husband of the late Lillian J., nee Peterson; loving father of Rita Ann (David) Meseberg, Nancy (Frank) Poremski, Robert (Kathleen E.), Michael (Yumi) Abrams and the late John J. Kalmes; proud grandfather of Mark, Monique, Matthew, Robert, Rachel, Anne Nicole and Colin; dear brother of Richard (late Doris), Mary (John) Cook, Anne (James) LaMarre and the late Thomas (Barbara); brother-in-law of Larraine Peterson; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday 9:30 a.m. from
  8. Could find a Bertha Glick, born 11/30/1916 NYC died 12/16/1999 prob in Boynton Beach, Fl. 1940 Bronx census has parents as William and Anna both born Russia (could be Poland or some other Russian territory at time of their birth in 1880s) Sister: Lillian (1915-1976), Florence (1919-?), Pearl (1981-1997) Married to Irving Weinstein ( ?- 2016) married in 1956
  9. Sweetheart (?) or Son in Service(?) pin that was also in group.
  10. His discharge and picture of Nitro in China pre-war
  11. His ship "Nitro" on 1940 Xmas card and certificates
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