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Just jaw dropping! Thanks for putting up these photos. That log book is great, very interesting reading for sure. That gun camera footage roll is unique too. This one has me super jealous haha!!!

506th Fighter Group Historian

Interested in all items relating to the 7th AAF, especially those of the VLR P-51 Pilots of the 15th, 21st, and 506th Fighter Groups.

 

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Thanks again for the nice compliments everyone. This group really does have tons of beautiful photographs. I will add a couple more below.

 

JD

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Fantastic group.

 

Where do you find stuff like this ?? B)

 

Any chance of seeing the photos made from the negatives ?

 

And a photo of the wedding ?

 

Haha! I normally like to try and find my own stuff, but this was just to good to pass up!

 

I will see about getting those extra photos on here soon!

 

JD

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I'm happy to note that I just recently reunited his A-2 to this grouping. The arms are not in the best shape but it belongs with all the rest of his items and the painting along with my photos of him wearing it make it pretty darn cool!

 

JD

 

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Wearing above A-2

 

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Wearing A-2

 

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Wearing A-2

 

 

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these 2 photo's are so cool !! the whole grouping is somthing lesser mortals can only dream of !! :D:D

thanks for sharing JD !

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Makes you wonder how this and other A2s manage to get so beat up! I presume it's because they were worn...possibly as work-wear...for years after the war?

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Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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(let me pick myself up off the floor!!!!)

 

Holy cow what an amazing story! Thank you for sharing!

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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Top notch group JD, the completeness of it is stunning...as is the A2 jacket you were able to reunite!

 

Philip :o

Actively Seeking:

WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

Contact me if you have something

 



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Thanks guys. I was pretty happy to add it.

 

M,

I got it for not much more than he paid for it. He admitted that it belonged with the rest of his items and decided to give it up. I am glad he did and he was kind enough to give it up for a good price.

 

JD

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Excellent group, and good job putting it back together.

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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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OH MY GOD!! Wow....that is so cool you got the A-2 back with it. Congrats on that. I love this grouping, think it's my favorite that I've seen on here. A true classic P-51 fighter pilot's grouping that has got it all. Glad you got back together, and thanks for sharing. This is truly a 'I'd give an arm and a leg and maybe another leg' for!!

506th Fighter Group Historian

Interested in all items relating to the 7th AAF, especially those of the VLR P-51 Pilots of the 15th, 21st, and 506th Fighter Groups.

 

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Thanks again guys.

 

Walt,

Thanks for your compliments. It's one of my favorite groups as well. There's just tons of items to enjoy. The A-2 is a little rough, but it was his and saw plenty of action. Watching his gun camera footage is pretty neat as well!

 

Thanks again. JD

AAF Collector...........
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I love those photos!!! Glad to see them again! Classic 8th AF P-51 shots.

Well.... I mean the whole darn grouping ain't so bad either ;)

One of my all-time favorite groupings on here!!

506th Fighter Group Historian

Interested in all items relating to the 7th AAF, especially those of the VLR P-51 Pilots of the 15th, 21st, and 506th Fighter Groups.

 

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Hi - I'm new to this forum and was led here by this great grouping. Would JDK be able to PM me or someone put me in touch with them? I'm a student of the 353rd and want to ask a couple of specific questions about Pletz.

 

Many thanks for any help

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Hi - I'm new to this forum and was led here by this great grouping. Would JDK be able to PM me or someone put me in touch with them? I'm a student of the 353rd and want to ask a couple of specific questions about Pletz.

 

Many thanks for any help

Pm sent.

 

JD

AAF Collector...........
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