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I got these along with a pilots items. His father was in the navy and had some connection to the USS Shenandoah. I got these photos and a letter on USS Shenandoah letterhead!! The letter is from one of the people who died on the wreck and is listed on the memorial. I am moving this out eventually but it sure is nice to have right now.













Scruff was the best boy who was at my side for 16 years. He will be terribly missed.

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The memorial




The letter








The letter speaks of a watch repair very cool overall.

Scruff was the best boy who was at my side for 16 years. He will be terribly missed.

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When the US Navy boldly ruled the Skies with air filled Leviathans!


Beautiful items, always brings a tear to my eye when I see these old pictures of our Airship Navy!



I collect items from The Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).

Top Iwo Jima Items I'm Looking For:

1) IDed 5th MarDiv Corpsman Jumper or Forest Green Coat.

2) IDed Coast Guard Navy Jumper

3) IDed CB's Sea Bee's Navy Jumper

4) IDed 147th Infantry Regiment Army Service Coat

5) IDed 32nd ID Army Service Coat (Occupation Kyushu with 5th MarDiv).

I am always looking for named and dated WWII USMC Forest Green wool alpha jackets/coats from the 5th Marine Division or other units who participated in the battle.

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A student I had gave me two small pieces of the Shenandoah's skin. A relative owned one of the farms, or owned one near the crash site, he has a girder and about a 2' section of cloth, and I photocopied some original photos his family took from what had to be only 10' away from where some of yours were taken!

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]

WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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That thing was huge. How long did it fly?


right up until it hit the ground I think! :lol:


seriously I think from 1923 through 1925 I just found two more small shots of the ship as it flies overhead of the cameraman

Scruff was the best boy who was at my side for 16 years. He will be terribly missed.

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The Commander was from Greenville, Ohio and the Darke County Historical Museum ( Garste Museum) has his uniforms and amny artifacts from the Shenandoa. It has a great collection of Military history including Lowell Thomas and Lawernce of Araba's items from WWI period. worth the trip.

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I visited the U.S.S. Shenandoah crash sites in Ava, Ohio a few years ago. There is a small museum located inside a trailer in Ava, Ohio. I believe it is next to

Rayner's Garage and operated by Bryan Rayner. I would suggest calling before visiting the museum. Also, some of the roads to the crash sites are one lane

and very steep.

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