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Here is a recently aquired 101st airborne glider group named to Eldon Wasser.Still in research but appears to have served in artillery.I was told he was in the battle of the buldge.

 

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Nice Group! Being that his collar brass is "Coastal Artillery"....you may want to check in the Anti-Aircraft (AAA) units in the 101st, I'm thinking it was the 81st Airborne AAA Bn.....many of the AAA men wore Coast Artillery Brass.

Do you plan to have the patch and rank re-sewn to the jacket?

 

See:

http://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/81/81.html

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Very nice to see an airborne grouping including a jacket from the veteran

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

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MES,

 

Your man Elston C Wasser was in fact in the 81st Airborne AA Battalion of the 101st. The was in "Battery A" and joined the Battalion after Holland and just before Bastogne. Battery A was attached to the 506th and on the 20th & 21st of December were credited with destroying 5 MKIII Germans tanks. He remained with them for the duration of the war. As an "FYI"...Batteries A, B & C were with Anti-Tank Batteries and Batteries D, E & F were the Anti-Aircraft Batteries. If you pm me your email address I will make a copy of the roster from the ultra-rare 81st Unit history and send it to you.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Jake Powers

 

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