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I've had an original 430th FS, 474th FG Patch for a while. No background on it's origins other than it came out of an estate in Northern Minnesota. Haven't tracked a 430th pilot that way. Anyway, I was always tempted to have it sewn on to an original B-10. I suppose that's a sin in some ways, but it seem the best way to display it. I hesitated though as I couldn't find a photo of anyone from the 30th with the patch on a B-10. That changed recently as a photo appeared in the 474th Group on Facebook of Lt. Alfred Ables who was KIA, shot down by flak in early 45. When I saw that image I was convinced it would be a good way to remember him and display the jacket.


So here it is. It's on my second "pilot" so I now have my ETO pilot essentially complete and my MTO Bombardier complete. Good fun working away on them.








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Very nice! Looks good.



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**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 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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Looks awesome.

Written contributor to French Militaria Magazine, UK World War II Re-enactors Magazine &The Karkee Web Research Team.

Remembering the service of:
9095 Pte Alfred Fredrick NEWLAND, 7th Field Ambulance, 2 Division, AIF. WIA 16/11/16 France.
436 Private Albert McCANN, B Company 8th Battalion AIF. Enlisted 26/8/14. Killed in Action 17/6/15 Gallipoli.
VX24056 Gunner George Edward McCANN, 2/3 Composite Anti Aircraft Regiment. Enlisted 7/6/40. Discharged 3/8/44. Served in Australia and New Guinea.




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Impressive display. Looks great

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items

Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45

Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"

also, war-related posters


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