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decwriter

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    USAAC/AAF medal groupings to include valor groupings to bomber crews, specifically named and/or numbered medals

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  1. Congrats on your acquisition. They are a nice set of medals and thanks for sharing.
  2. That’s a great DFC Kurt! Here’s a pic of William Wyler by the Memphis Belle at the old National Guard Armory in Memphis at about the same time I used to play around it. You can see the chain link fence behind him, which wasn’t much of a deterrence when it came to theft of some parts. The next pic is from my visit to Wright-Patterson three months ago.
  3. Thanks for the reply! After your response, I found a repro patch on eBay and a leather version on flyingtigerantiques.com with different versions of a bomb at the tail. They're not identical, so I have no idea if this was a prototype version. Cheers
  4. I posted this in the unknown, can you identify section earlier tonight, but this is probably the better venue to try and identify the patch. The bombardier died in 1952 and served in WW II. I received the cloth patch today that came from a collection of medals, wings, rank, etc. A preliminary search on the internet didn’t reveal anything. The patch measures 5 inches and appears to have been on a jacket as evidenced by the stitching on the edges. Any ideas?
  5. I received this cloth patch today that came from a bombardier collection of medals, wings, rank, etc. A preliminary search on the internet didn’t reveal anything. The patch measures 5 inches and appears to have been on a jacket as evidenced by the stitching on the edges. Any ideas?
  6. Thanks for sharing this. I have an appreciation for the medium bombardment crew members and their contribution to the air campaigns. The original official documents are great along with the photos.
  7. The offer of precedence is a little messed up, but it does reflect an Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, which is a Good Conduct Medal for Reservists.
  8. Thanks for the follow up on this Air Medal Frank. Persistence pays off and I like the unusual citation as well. Congrats on closing the loop!
  9. He received his first AM under HQ USAFE as a Major in 1949 and two oak leaf clusters under HQ FEAF in Aug and Oct 1952.
  10. That’s a huge score, congratulations!
  11. BTT in honor of the 1 Aug 1943 Ploesti low-level mission.
  12. BTT in honor of the 1 Aug 1943 Ploesti low-level mission.
  13. I think it would be more appropriate to kindly ask Schofield1943 if he wouldn’t mind making great copies that you’d be happy to pay for, to include shipping, or you could copy the jpegs yourself and print them. He was gifted these items after working with this French lady and coworker for a long time.
  14. It looks like his DFC was awarded under General Orders No. 62, Hqrs. Ninth U.S. Air Force, July 13, 1943 Nice low numbered DFC! His basic Air Medal and first OLC were awarded under General Orders No. 1, Hqrs. Ninth Fighter Command, June 15, 1943 Three OLCs were awarded under GO #2, Hq. IX Fighter Command, June 25, 1943 Another OLC was awarded under GO #5, Hq. IX Fighter Command, Aug. 7, 1943
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