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Japanese Gun Camera and Dog Tag


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Picked up this gun camera at the SOS and found a Japanese Dog Tag inside. Mailed home by Dewey Blackmon of Haw River North Carolina. He was with the Service Company of the 19th Infantry Regiment. The Dog tag was a nice surprise.

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Wow!! I grew up in Haw River.. I wished the name sounded familiar. He's buried in the same cemetery as my parents..

 

Chris

That is a neat connection Chris!

Paul

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I picked up a tag a few years back with the code 16706 and a few other codes were talked about and the 1st Sea Going Destroyer Battalion 16708 was one of them. My tag came out of the Philippines. I cant say for sure that yours came from there but could be likely. Heres my tag.

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The16708 was also considered to be a 1st Sea Pursuit Battalion at least that’s what was talked about on Wehrmacht Awards Japanese section where mine was posted years ago.

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Nice find! What aircraft was the gun camera used in do you know?

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It was used to train gunners and fighter pilots. It could be mounted on a variety of aircraft.

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