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Named WWII Early 9th ID Ike and M43 Jacket


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I picked this group up recently. It came to me un named, but when I was looking at the lining of the Ike I noticed a name penned in to the arm pit area (glad I looked in there). There were only two men with this last name that enlisted prior to Pearl Harbor, and I'm very confident that I found a match. If anyone has the 9th ID rosters I would love to confirm it..

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The Bronze Star referenced in his obit most likely refers to a post war "CIB Conversion" award.

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I always like it when the vet came from PA! His overseas dates seem to match those of the 9th ID, although he seems to have remained in Italy for the duration

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Interesting that he did not go to England with the 9th Div in the fall of 1943 from garrison duty on Sicily, but remained and was as we see later assigned to some unit under 5th Army.

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On the eto ribbon is that a silver star ( 5 campaigns) or one bronze star device. I see He was overseas 2 1/2 years how many campaigns did the 9th have?

 

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Billy he did not go to England with the 9th Div in the fall of 1943 from garrison duty on Sicily, but remained and was as we see later assigned to some unit under 5th Army in Italy.

 

But for the record, the 9th Div was in 7 Campaigns.

 

North Africa

 

Sicily

 

Normandy

 

Northern France

 

The Rhineland

 

Ardennes Alsace

 

Central Europe.

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On the eto ribbon is that a silver star ( 5 campaigns) or one bronze star device. I see He was overseas 2 1/2 years how many campaigns did the 9th have?

 

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It seems to be a Silver Star, but I'm not sure.

But it's weird because he did to 2 campaigns. And then later remained in Italy

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It seems to be a Silver Star, but I'm not sure.

But it's weird because he did to 2 campaigns. And then later remained in Italy

It was probably a accumulation of the two campaigns he was in with the 9th Division with the ones he was in in later Italy. Depending on when he arrived in Italy, could of been for the first time at Anzio (Despite saying ITALY 1945), then the chronology would be Rome Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley, five altogether.

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It was probably a accumulation of the two campaigns he was in with the 9th Division with the ones he was in in later Italy. Depending on when he arrived in Italy, could of been for the first time at Anzio (Despite saying ITALY 1945), then the chronology would be Rome Arno, North Apennines, Po Valley, five altogether.

 

I find it weird that he wright the end year instead of its start date of the Italy campaign.

Butt probably he wear his m43 during the italy campaign.

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Would you ever consider trading or selling this grouping?

Looking for:

First World War 339th Infantry Regiment Uniforms

First World War and Interwar Austrian Uniforms, Insignia, and the like

Second World War Sicilian Campaign Named Uniforms (3rd and 45th Infantry Divisions)

Second World War Italian Army Uniforms (4th Infantry Livorno and 12th Infantry Sassari Divisions)

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