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Pair of Liberty Bell Battalion Ike's: 776th AAA Bn.

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Hi all,

 

Not often do you find a pair of uniforms to guys in the same battalion let along a smaller AAA Bn. I've had the uniform of Loy Hodges (BSM, PH) of C. Battery for a few years, as I've always liked 9th AF AAA related items but thanks to a fellow forum member (Thanks Ken!) I was able to add another 776th AAA ike jacket to the fold. Cpl Frank Garlis served in A Battery as a cpl. and included with his uniform was his dogtags and unit history. Hope you all enjoy!

 

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Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Now they can have a reunion. That's cool to find two....



Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Can we see more of the DI? a close up of the front and rear, looks like a theater made number.

 

This unit was indeed a 3rd Army Troop Unit. Unit must of been reassigned some time towards the end of the war and assigned to the 9th Air Force, no doubt to protect it's airfields on the continent.

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=IrPVW0L9D30C&pg=PA329&lpg=PA329&dq=776th+AAA+Bn.&source=bl&ots=dfvNvu-JDc&sig=2PreDQYHbMkwlzIHdZ7WaJi22TE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjA6Y637eHTAhUK5oMKHV7RAlIQ6AEIPzAH#v=onepage&q=776th%20AAA%20Bn.&f=false

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Nice one(s) !


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Looking for identified items related to units having fought in the Moselle crossing during WW2 :
5th, 35th, 26th, 80th, 90th and 95th infantry divisions, 4th, 6th, 7th and 10th armored divisions, XII and XX Corps, 3rd Army

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Thanks guys!


Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Hey found two different single examples of the DI, both Poellath made, one with a Dark Blue shield the other Light Blue, is your Poellaths too?

 

The Dark Blue example.

 

 

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Here's a period photo of a soldier wearing the 776th DUI's and a Belgian Fourragere (?). Note beading around his Ninth Air Force SSI. The info I found says he was PFC William Brown of B Battery.

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Here are some more photos from the collection of the same soldier.

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Timberwolf, Sean posted a GI with one, so is there any mention in the unit yearbook that mentions either a French or Belgian Rope. not seeing a listing for the 776th AAA Bn with one in GO 43 1950 WWII Foreign Unit Awards.

 

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I also checked James Sawicki's Anti Aircraft Battalion's Vol 2, uint received no decorations, American or Foreign.

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That is outstanding. Great looking uniforms too!


Kind Regards, Michael .S

 

WW2 77th Division Researcher and Collector

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This was my great grandfather’s unit. The book you have, if you look at it he is one of the men in the pictures right in the front. Weldon Morrison was his name. I’ve talked to members that are still around,  and I found out they were at dachau.  My great grandfather only ever talk to the war once, and I talked with a widow of one of the men who were married 50+ years and he never mentioned one thing about it, she never knew he was there. 

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This was my great grandfather’s unit. The book you have, if you look at it he is one of the men in the pictures right in the front. Weldon Morrison was his name. I’ve talked to members that are still around,  and I found out they were at dachau.  My great grandfather only ever talk to the war once, and I talked with a widow of one of the men who were married 50+ years and he never mentioned one thing about it, she never knew he was there. 

 

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 Also an interesting fact, the grandson of the man who wrote that book was the youngest person to summit Everest at the time. He tragically died a little less than a year ago in an avalanche. 

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51 minutes ago, 776aaa said:

This was my great grandfather’s unit. The book you have, if you look at it he is one of the men in the pictures right in the front. Weldon Morrison was his name. I’ve talked to members that are still around,  and I found out they were at dachau.  My great grandfather only ever talk to the war once, and I talked with a widow of one of the men who were married 50+ years and he never mentioned one thing about it, she never knew he was there. 

Thanks! Been a while since I've looked at this thread, do you have any of your grandfather's items? Would definitely be interested in seeing them!


Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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 I have a photo album full of pictures. Of France, Belgium, and Germany. He also has pictures of General Patton, his Cadillac, and bulldog.Unfortunately his uniform is long gone, thrown away when he passed away because it was eaten by Moths.  

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