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A few more photos:

 

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**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Another "Rolls-Royce" grouping JD!


"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

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

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Thanks for sharing the additional photos. B)

 

I am surprised this thread has not received more comments?

 

RC


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Thanks Ian!

 

 

RC,

 

No problem on the photos. It's summer and I know quite a few guys kind of take a break from the collecting world, or maybe they are just tired of me posting things from the collection! ;) Not too many things left to share, but I've been saving the better stuff for last.

 

JD


AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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RC, I think trimming is everything! We just came off of a lengthily thread about a WASP grouping, and some people either confuse this thread with that one, or are just plain "WASPed-out".

This is a fine grouping and it should receive a good looking over.


**PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER HAS SADLY PASSED AWAY**

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/301020-robin-ray/

 

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I have been looking online for info on these ladies,I'll be posting anything interesting that I find.Here is a recent photo of President Obama signing a bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the WASPs on 1 July 2009.Notice the insignia of the three WASPs around the President.The WASP on the left is wearing her collar insignia differently than the other two.

I have a question:

What is the insignia below the campaign ribbons on Lorraine Rodgers uniform?

She is on the right of Obama.

 

The original,high resolution photo can be found here:

http://ww2db.com/images/other_wasp4.jpg

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High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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LtC. Helen M. Schaefer, is my WASP. I've posted her wings, and a few pictures. Kat has sent me a couple of others, if you find more on your search, please post them.

 

 

 

I don't know whether or not you have seen this,but I found some info regarding your WASP.It seems that 31 of her items have been donated to the Gateway to Woman's History collection at Texas Woman's University.

The items include the following:

WASP Santiago Blue battle jacket and slacks, dress uniform and slacks, WASP bomber jacket, high altitude mask, WASP insignia, USAF Reserve hat and miscellaneous WASP casual wear.

Unfortunately,the items cannot be viewed online.However,there is contact info available.My advice is to contact them and see if you can gain access to photos of her stuff that they have.

Here is the contact info:

Contact the Woman's Collection at (940) 898-3751 or womansc@twu.edu.

Here is a link to the site:

http://cdm1281-01.cdmhost.com/cdm/singleitem/collection/p214coll2/id/2995/rec/8


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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What a WASP month it has been! I still really like the candid shots.


Looking for items from the 38th Infantry Regiment

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"Live for something rather than die for nothing."

-General George S. Patton Jr.

 

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Thanks again guys!

 

I will try and add some more shots of the photo album this weekend if I can find a little time.

 

JD


AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Thanks again guys!

 

I will try and add some more shots of the photo album this weekend if I can find a little time.

 

JD

 

 

THERE'S MORE!!!!! Holy smokes this is one Awesome grouping.


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Thanks again guys!

 

I will try and add some more shots of the photo album this weekend if I can find a little time.

 

JD

 

 

Sorry that I have not posted any comments but I have been MIA. These pictures are amazing. I can't wait to see more. Thank you so much for taking the time to post these pictures. The WASPS are my favorite area of research.

 

...Kat


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Thanks again guys!

 

I will try and add some more shots of the photo album this weekend if I can find a little time.

 

JD

 

"More"? This was already a great grouping, the fact you have more photos make it great-er! B)

 

RC


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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I am looking at these more and more. I think the picture in post #27 is interesting. I have seen pictures of them in the khaki's and white shirt like at the graduation. I don't know if I have ever seen them in the khaki pants with long sleeve khaki shirts.

 

These are some amazing pictures. I know I will keep on looking.....Kat


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More of the photo album as promised.....

 

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**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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More Album:

 

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**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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More of the photo album as promised.....

 

 

Those photos are great!!

 

Thanks for posting them,

 

RC


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Keep em coming,I love to see these beautiful ladies :)


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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