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I have thought there is a need for a Special Operations Page on the forum. So, in that theme, here is a sampling of my OSS collection

LTC Estey was a Property Control Officerfor the field Photographic Branch. he was a retread who was awarded a Silver star and meritorious service PH in WW1 while assigned to the 26th Infantry. The PH in WW2 was awarded 6 December 1944 while assigned to the OSS London HQ. This colorful event is recorded in Robert Alcorn's book "No Banner No Bands". In short, he was in wounded in the derriere by glass blown in from a V-2 that landed nearby while engaged with a lady of the evening.

 

 

 

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Lt Robert M. Anstett was a SS awardee and member of Jed Team Hamish.

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John Bonsall was the Team Leader for Jed Team Augustus and he and his team were captured and murdered by the Germans.

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Lawrence Demaria was a member of the 2671st Special Recon Bn,

 

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Francis Tindall was assigned to the 2671st and then transferred to the far east.

 

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Julius Gang was a assigned to Detachment 101 Burma.

 

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T4 Albert Levesque, 2671st and OSS China.

 

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Naylor Foote: Originally in the British Army, served in the OSS in China. During the Korean War, served with UNPIK until captured and spending the rest of the war as a POW.

 

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William Peers, C.O. of Det after Carl Eifler.

 

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Wow, that´s quite an impressive collection you have ODA021! Thank you for sharing it with us, really enjoyed the pictures!!!

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I wish. I have been trying to research it through the soldier's medal to no avail. I think the LTC rank is added or the officer was promoted after his time in in China and added the rank. Otherwise it would be easy to verify. There is a number (9187) inked where it says Lot Number but have had no luck with that either. It is a nice uniform. I just wish I could ID it.

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Amazing collection! The way you have it displayed is very nice as well.

 

Philip


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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And I thought that I knew jealousy before! This thread contains what are in my opinion some of the most impressive groupings that I have seen on the forum. I am truly humbled.


Rev. Jake

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Absolutely wonderful collection thanks for sharing

 

CB


Seeking anything attributed to General Clifford Bluemel

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Here is the only OSS group I have. This is from Colonel Douglas Harper who was just short of amazing. His obituary (posted here: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/OBITUARY-Douglas-Harper-2807780.php ) says he made more than 1500 jumps! The items I have of his are all Vietnam era. I have his greens, dress blues and his mess dress. There are a handful of insignia with some CBI made pins but no full-size medals.

 

Unfortunately it is in a box right now because I have no way to properly display it and quickly pulled it out for this post.

 

Mike

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My friends, my heroes. You will never be forgotten.

Jason Gonzalez- June 5, 2005

Keith Mariotti- June 30, 2005

Jason West- July 24, 2006

Carlos Martinez- April 25, 2009

Patrick Hamburger- August 6, 2011

Kevin Hatcher- March 29, 2012

David Chu- June 23, 2013

Steven Keech- September 15, 2013

Mark Armijo- March 6, 2019

 

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ODA021 et al,

Truly outstanding groupings of a very heroic organization. Thanks for sharing with the forum.

Regards,

John


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Wonderful focused collection. Some stunning stuff! Thanks for sharing. 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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Those are some really amazing groupings.


Collecting - Medals, Uniforms or Groupings related to the 1st Marine Division

 

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Excellent focused collection. You have some really great items there!

 

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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Great collection of top items!!

 

Thank you for sharing!!

 

Ricardo.


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