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Here is something that I picked up today from our local flea market. I don't know much about this item and was hoping someone could shed some light on the subject.

From what I can tell the EGA are the 1937 pattern. The jump wing is up around the edges, but not up enough for me to look up underneath for a makers name. The bracelet is not marked and is fairly crudely made. THE EGA's and jumpwing are held on with a pin or a screw. That is all I know about this piece. Thanks for everyones help in advance!

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Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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Some more pictures.

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Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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I don't know. but this bracelet doesn't look like a sweetheart piece. It is much more crudely made than the other sweetheart pieces I have in my collection. Also, the size of the bracelt looks a little too big to be for a woman's wrist. Any thoughts?

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Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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I LOVEit! I'm sure CamoPara will love it, too. Looks to me like sweetheart bracelet made from possibly part of a Japanese Zero, by a Paramarine. Very nice find!


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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My wife really likes this piece as well. Several of her family members served in the USMC during World War II. Her family has a big tradition about serving in the Marines. Actually, many Navajo families have this tradition as well.

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Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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gotta love the Marines thumbsup.gif


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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That is very cool. I have a similar one that is named to the Marine parachutist.


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I would call this "trench art" not a sweetheart. It is a really nice item.

BKW

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I don't know. but this bracelet doesn't look like a sweetheart piece. It is much more crudely made than the other sweetheart pieces I have in my collection. Also, the size of the bracelt looks a little too big to be for a woman's wrist. Any thoughts?

Arch

 

Appears as though the proud Vet chose to make this with emblems & badge after returning to civilian life. An interesting piece.



The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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This shape aluminum bracelet with an EGA shows up once in a while: I bought one on ebay last year just for the EGA. I think Brig has posted photos of one from his collection. I think it's just plain old aircraft aluminum, not any sort of Japanese zero remnants.



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I LOVEit! I'm sure CamoPara will love it, too. Looks to me like sweetheart bracelet made from possibly part of a Japanese Zero, by a Paramarine. Very nice find!

 

I think it's theatre-made from scrap aircraft aluminum, probably Japanese, with a Gyrenes para badge and egas to be worn by him. Bracelets worn by male military, particularly I.D. type, were very common during WWII.

Nice find....too bad we've "lost" his name.

Semper Fi.....Bobgee


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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I posted pieces to what we think was a watch fob awhile back following the same techniques

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Looks like a nice piece! I would bet good money that it was a piece of spring steel that the insignia is affixed to and I would also agree that it is not a piece of sweetheart jewelry. That was made by the man himself for his own enjoyment and to show off his proud service!

 

 

Gary


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Hey !!

 

Great piece !!

 

I've seen this done before...usually with A-11 Hack watches. I have one that was engraved and presented to General Ernest Moore who was the CG 7th Fighter Command and flew the first P-51 onto Iwo Jima.

 

Great stuff !!

 

Vic


"We Polish soldiers, for your freedom and ours, gave our souls to God, our bodies to the soil of Italy, and our hearts to Poland"

 

-- inscription at the Polish cemetary - Monte Cassino

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I posted pieces to what we think was a watch fob awhile back following the same techniques

Gents---nice pictures and info---along this same line is a Marine made bracelet that was given to my mother ( Navy Pharmacist 3rd in the WAVES) while she was working in a hospital ward just before VJ day. She was told it was from the data plate taken off of a piece of Japanese equipment on one of the islands---your thoughts? generator, tractor, truck, aircraft?

AFB

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AFB
"When in doubt, Go cyclical"

 

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"In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923"

"Let's Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division"

"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

"Forgotten Soldiers of WWI: America's Immigrant Doughboys"

"Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War"

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