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WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

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In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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That is an awesome and probably one of the most complete POW groups I've seen.Youre only missing the uniform.Thank you for sharing.


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Beautiful group. As far as POW sets go, that is one if the most complete I've seen. Very nice photo of him wearing the switlik caterpillar pin and the YMCA log is great.

 

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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Amazing stuff. I'm very glad you could keep it together. It would have been terrible to have it split up. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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Kurt,

 

Thanks for posting an amazing group! It's great that you didn't have to get into bidding war for every last piece.

 

The bracelet is my favorite piece. Do you think that it was made during his stay in the POW camps or later?


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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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Spectacular! Congrats on keeping it all together. It don't get any better than this! Bob


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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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Kurt,

Very nice grouping and it could not be in better hands.

I bought some of his brother items that were sold on ebay. I was able to buy his leather flight jacket,hats, photos, paper items and that holster.

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

Jason


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That art work is over the top.

 

How did you find out he was related to the Navy Solomon ?

 

Great grouping.


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Thanks! I read through the paperwork and recognized the name. I compared the pics I have of him to the one on the thread and knew he was the same Solomon.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Great pow group you have Kurt ,That is one of the best POW complete groups I have seen. Love that Diary.

 

Nick


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Collecting Marine Raider Groups

On the battlefield, Pfc Edward Ahrens, an Able Company BAR man, lay dying, soaked in his own blood.

 

As his company commander, Lew Walt cradled him in his arms, he surveyed the scene around them. Nearby lay a Japanese officer, a sergeant, and thirteen enlisted men, all dead. Ahrens had been shot twice in the chest and bayoneted three times. He whispered to Walt, "Captain, they tried to come over me last night, but I don't think they made it." Choking back tears, Walt replied softly, "They didn't, Eddy. They didn't."

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Great Grouping Kurt. Another perfect fit for your collection.

 

Rob M.

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Thanks Rob! I knew you would like the diary,

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Fantastic group Kurt, I'm glad you were able to keep this one from getting split!.

 

Matt.


Collecting WWII and pre-war Air Corps items-Unit Histories,Uniforms,Medals and Groupings.

*Seeking Pre-WWII Air Corps Officers and Enlisted Dress Uniform items!*

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Lovely grouping ..my late mother and father were instrumental in the formation of the 306th BG Historical Association over here in the UK and were founders of the memorial committee that put the memorial to the 306th up in 1982 when we had over 350 veterans and families back.

Father has thousands of 306th original photos if you need any 306th info.

 

and there actual official nickname was "The Reich Wreckers".....

 

Kind regards

 

Lloyd


What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

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my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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WoW......that's such a complete group.....glad you were able to keep it together!!


 

 

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Time to bring this to the top again. You can imagine what this POW had on his mind after liberation.

John :-))


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Glad to see this back at the top.Fantastic group.


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Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
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I need new pants!


Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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BTT


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Kurt - Nice to see this wonderful group again! It's brilliant! Bob


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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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Thanks for bumping it up again Kurt. That is a fantastic grouping that I'm glad it was kept together.

 

Semper Fi

Phil


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Great grouping...as an aside here's the house in Belgium that he stayed in before capture

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