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WWII 345th FAB, 90th Inf Div Grouping


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I greatly expanded an existing grouping of mine today, finding several overlooked items from the same veteran's estate and a great deal of information.

 

Corporal Walter J. Minucci was an artilleryman with Battery A, 345th Field Artillery Bn., 90th Inf. Division. He served in each of the division's campaigns, from the Normandy landings to Central Europe, and received the Purple Heart.

 

I possess a photo of him with an artillery piece during training at Camp Barkeley, a photo of his posing with a statue during the campaign in France, and a postwar portrait of him in his uniform. Additionally, I have one of his campaign ribbons with a service star, his 1944 Battle of the Bulge Christmas letter from Patton, and his gun crew-signed 90th Division booklet.

 

Mr. Minucci did an interview with the Library of Congress regarding his wartime experiences, which can be found here:

 

http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.85664/

 

 

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Inside his 90th Division booklet, including an illustration of the 90th's trail through Europe and the signatures of his gun crew.

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huntssurplus

Very cool and interesting grouping, its cool to find multiple items from the same veteran at different times. Thanks for sharing.

 

-Hunt

I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

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-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

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-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

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90thDivHistory

I knew Nano Hiemstra and Interviewed him years back at a 90th Reunion. Im not sure I ever met Mr. Minucci. I do know that Mr. Minucci was wounded on March 12th 1945.

I think I have some other info and maybe even photos of him.

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Tyler Alberts
Historian
90th Division Association / www.90thdivisionAssoc.org
&
Owner
Combat Reels
US Signal Corps Film Footage / www.combatreels.com

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