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OFFICIAL WWII US ARMY SERVICE RECORD BOOK TO A POW ( Never made it to NPRC St. Louis ! )

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This is the only one of these I have ever seen , outside of copies held by the NPRC in St Louis . ( the ones that didnt burn ).

 

This is an official US Army service record book that holds the records of an AAF soldier who was captured on Mindanao in May 1942 . I have his grouping in my collection. This is taped in his scrapbook.

 

According to his notiation : " Service Record carried by me through 42 months of hell in Japanese prison camps May 10, 1942 - Oct 1 , 1945 ." It makes you wonder how he hid it!

 

He was initially held in POW camps in the Philippines but was later sent to Japan where he was liberated in 1945 .

 

Here is a pic of him taken on Mindanao in 1942 .

 

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!!!! 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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The cover of the book :

 

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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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A few of the pages :

 

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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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!!!! 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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The last 2 notations he added himself!


!!!! 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,

I am always blown away by not only the quality of the items that you post, but the rarity as well. While I am sure that many collectors here might tend to just glance at this and say, "yeah, that's kind of interesting," you and I can both appreciate just how RARE these items are. I have been collecting for 32 years now and have NEVER seen one of these that was filled out and in the veteran's or in collectors' hands.

I appreciate your taking the time to share this rare piece of history.

Allan


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Kurt,

I am always blown away by not only the quality of the items that you post, but the rarity as well. While I am sure that many collectors here might tend to just glance at this and say, "yeah, that's kind of interesting," you and I can both appreciate just how RARE these items are. I have been collecting for 32 years now and have NEVER seen one of these that was filled out and in the veteran's or in collectors' hands.

I appreciate your taking the time to share this rare piece of history.

Allan

 

Thanks Allan

 

I appreciate your comments ! I know if you have not seen one either, it might be rare ;)

 

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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Back to the top just for fun!


!!!! 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,

 

I know you know this but this is one of those centerpieces of a collection that rarely present themselves to a collector in their lifetime.

First of all, a fellow has to be knowledgable enough to recognize the significance. Secondly, you have to belly-up and be prepared to shell out the cash!

 

I missed this post the first time around so my hat is off to you for such a superb item!

 

Thanks for showing it,

 

Kim


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I have one that is filled out that I found at a flea market for $5.00 many years ago. I'll have to dig it out and photograph it now.


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Thought I would bring this back up. Its a super rare piece!


!!!! 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, that is one very neat piece. Do you know what the citation(W.D. GO #14) was for? Missed this the first couple times around, thanks for bringing it back up,

Mark


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Hi Mark

 

Im glad you saw it this time around!

 

The North Luzon Force, United States Army Forces in the Far East was Cited in War Department General Order # 14, 1942.

 

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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Back to the top in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan.

 

 

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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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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