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Small Wall Display for Uncle Who Died in 1943


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Last Winter I made a larger wall display which commemorates an Uncle of ours who died in 1943, when his bomber was shot down during a raid over Kiska Harbor. My Sister loved it so much that she wanted a smaller version. So, for Christmas, I made her one. With much help from forum members, without whose knowledge and assistance, I'd be way back at the starting line when it comes to Air Corps displays! Thanks to Mike, Bill, Carl, Patrick, and Joe, who were really helpful and made this such a fun project to do!




The display case itself is about 11" square. Happily, the glass slides in through a slot along the top rim, so we were able to remove it to get a good photo. :) I am really liking these glassed displays, as it allows you to enjoy the items and see them, rather than have them in a box only. Mom's Grampa was a fireman and we have some photos and his uniform buttons, so I am going to do a display so we can hang it and remember him and enjoy the things. Thanks to all on this forum who have been so supportive and helpful!





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That's a really nice display ----Blue Skies Mark

In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

ASMIC member

American Legion member

US Air Force & Air National Guard TAC - MAC

JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father



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Very nice and a great gift.

Always seeking WW2 2d, 8th, 9th infantry and 3rd Armor Division medal groupings and patches. Also interested in Army Warrant Officer Aviator groupings.









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You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009








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Thanks for all the nice comments! She was so excited when she opened it! It was really fun to make and what a surprise!



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