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Hi all,

 

I present below my center of interest: The 8th Infantry Division

 

 

German Made...

 

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I also flowers the graves of three American soldiers buried in St James, Brittany American Cemetery, Normandy ...

 

 

- Henry B. DRENNAN - New-York - 121 Inf 8th ID - 32296557 - Simple soldat - Purple heart - KIA Sept 15, 1944

 

- Arthur W. BLEWITT - Ohio - 28 Inf 8th ID - 35071430 - Simple soldat - Purple heart - KIA Sept 18, 1944

 

- Carl C. GORSICH - Pennsylvanie - 13 Inf 8th ID - 33146125 - S.Sgt - Purple heart - KIA Sept 1,1944

 

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GOLDEN ARROW

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Ike jacket nominative:

 

She belonged to the soldier Lee ALBERT, born in the year 1917. He was of Chinese origin and is engaged July 8, 1941 in Los Angeles, California. It left the spanking 12th Engineer Battalion of the 8th Infantry Division. It is currently buried in Bakersfield California.

 

Note also the style of sewing, shirt almost identical to the already presented in this post ...

 

 

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Cup found in Manche, Normandy with a number laudry 12th ENG + © BN which identifies the 12th Engineer Battalion, as ike above :

 

 

 

 

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I could not resist this piece first war with the presence of the patch ...

 

The collar button is missing

 

 

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The trousers are registered, a button is broken on the right calf but this ..

 

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And big surprise...

 

 

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Members of the 8th Division embarking for home in the port of Brest, France after the end of the war. Note the 8th Division patch on the officer in front.

 

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8th ID

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Holes in the cervical discs indicate that he certainly wore regimental badges. The presence of the Presidential Citation with OLC could help identify the unit of the soldier. The presence of the CIB and the PH is really a plus. The fact that the ribbon of the Bronze Star medal is not pinned is also (CIB any recipient received after this deco oficiellement 1945 ... This tends to prove that this is the jacket worn by our soldiers return USA. Excellent condition or nine stock and homogeneous whole. .. No name

 

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Great collection! I like the nice variety of items along with the beautiful pictures of the headstones.

 

Thank you for your message :D

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To refer to this picture I have :

 

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I made the connection with another photo in my archives. It is indeed the same place ...

 

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Photo taken Pontanézen (Brest) in 1919 (maybe the jacket that I have in my possession (Marked Brest 1919) is on this picture, the more it has traces of the ribbon) ..

 

It is very large, a scan was required in several pieces so I glued the pieces but a part is missing .. sorry

 

 

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GA

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I like those items, very nice. I think the WWI tunic must be rare since only one regiment from the 8th Division made it overseas before the armistice. The 8th Infantry Regiment and perhaps some others from the Divisional staff. Yours obviously was in France!

Pete

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