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WWII Posthumous POW grouping 19th Bomb Group BATAAN


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Very nice! Complete groupings like that are becoming more scarce every year.

J.D.

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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I am bringing this back to the top since he was an Arisan Maru casualty as well.

 

Kurt

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

 


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Another stunner! - These types of groups are hard to comment on. You, Bob and others have presented a snapshot of an incredible circumstance that was / is seldom discussed and a tragic consequence of war. Many Thanks

 

DJ

 

Post Script: The members who have these medals / documents, might consider publishing a book in memorial, with these groups being photographed with recipients as the "chapters". It would be a riveting read. Tall order, but a great tribute.

"RETREAT HELL.....WE JUST GOT HERE"

 

LOOKING TO PURCHASE IDENTIFIED WW1 AVIATION GROUPINGS, INCLUDING MEDALS, UNIFORMS, STUDIO PHOTOS.

PURCHASE ANY AND ALL ID'ED WW1 NAVY CORPSMAN OR PHYSICIAN GROUPINGS; MEDALS &/or UNIFORMS.

WW1 USMC ID'ED OFFICER'S GROUPS, esp. MARINE AVIATORS -

ANY LARGE FORMAT 5X7 OR LARGER IMAGES OF MARINE OFFICERS & AERO PILOTS

 

 

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Time to bring this one back

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

 


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Incredible grouping Kurt !! Thanks for the bump !!

Vic

"We Polish soldiers, for your freedom and ours, gave our souls to God, our bodies to the soil of Italy, and our hearts to Poland"

 

-- inscription at the Polish cemetary - Monte Cassino

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Kurt, you never cease to amaze! Well done!

~Sean

WANTED: Philippine Department & Division patch variations, uniforms, & other items.
~In honor of Private Placido Conejos, 14th Engineer Regt. (Philippine Scouts). KIA on Bataan, 02/13/1942

My links: Lolo's (Grandfather's) WWII Service | My Mini-Museum of Sea Lions and Carabaos ASMIC Newsletter Editor (4653) | PSHS Nat. Secretary & Webmaster

 

 

 

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A great and tragic grouping! Cpl George Schroedl was one thousands who survived the hellish POW camps to tragicaly die in a POW ship! The hell this poor soul and thousands like him endured is unimaginable! God bless his soul and all the others and keep them in a Special place in Heaven!

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BTT in memory of the 71st Anniversary of the attack of the Philippines.

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

 


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"A great and tragic grouping! Cpl George Schroedl was one thousands who survived the hellish POW camps to tragicaly die in a POW ship! The hell this poor soul and thousands like him endured is unimaginable! God bless his soul and all the others and keep them in a Special place in Heaven!"

 

I would like to add to your statements...there are thousands of combatants, many who survived combat only to perish in hellships sunk by mistake by our own aircraft and/or submarines.

 

An unknown number returned home and were properly processed receiving full recognition towards combat service.

 

1. The 19th BG earned four Distinguished Unit Citations aka Presidential Unit Citation w/3 OLC's.

 

2. All recipeints of the PUC during the period of 7 December 1941 to 10 May 1942 are entitled the Bronze Star Medal.

 

3. During the period, all Army combatants who fought the enemy qualified for the Combat Infantryman badge (CIB).

 

4. All WWII recipeints of the CIB are entitled the BSM. In this case, the BSM (First OLC).

 

5. The POW medal, among other theater, and campaign medals.

 

For the past number of years, I have been contacted to assist with numerous veterans of Bataan and Corregidor and/ or next of kin of WWII veterans.

 

Frankly, I am a failure to my fellow veterans due to the lack of support, and enforcement of applicable guidelines. Veterans are going to their graves being denied the Bronze Star Medal [with] the CIB, and others who served in the ETO being denied the Purple Heart for incurring wounds while in captivity.

 

I am asking for help by anyone who is a member of a veterans' organization. My purpose is to have a Resolution introduced through chain of command for adoption by the VFW or American Legion. It requests the Missing Medals Act to be introduced by a member of the Armed Service Committee to request passage into law.

 

What is the Missing Medals Act? It identifies current guidelines which entitle veterans of WWI, WWII, and Korean War the recognition identified in accordance with current guidelines. I will provide all material to anyone interested.

 

Contact me at Robersabel@aol.com.

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Richard Clark and George Kappes were two men from my hometown that were among the 1800. Excellent grouping.

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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Great group Kurt. Thanks for sharing. I looked around in my POW diary to see if there is any mention of Schroedl but have had no luck so far. Below is Hinkle's entry when this draft was heading out. They all new that the odds were against them making it. Every draft of men that got sent out was a very somber moment.

 

Rob M.

 

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Back to the top in memory of the invasion of the Philippines in Dec 1941.

 

Kurt

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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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Back to the top in memory of the fall of Bataan, April 9, 1942.

 

Kurt

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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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Hear! Hear! I have a "Remember Bataan" section on my chalkboard as we speak. My 9th graders started WWII a week or so ago, and I brought in my Filipino survivor's Korean War uniform to start class with and left the pictures up when I took it home.

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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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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In memory of the Fall of Bataan 77 years ago today.

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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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In memory of the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Arisan Maru

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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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