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I purchased an air medal set (less the medal) at Brimfield MA flea market yesterday. It includes the box, lapel pin, ribbon with two oak leaf clusters, piece of ribbon, wings and a tie clasp. there are two sets of general orders issuing the oak leaf clusters with the name William D,. Templeton checked off. Internet search quickly yielded lots of great information. Templeton was a lead pilot in the 490th Bomb Group European theater. A fellow crewman James Hutchinson wrote books of their experiences. His name also listed in the general order.

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Joseph,

 

Great little grouping. Any idea what 490th squadron he was with? My father-in-law was with the 490th, 850th BS at the same time.

Always looking for 4th Fighter Group and 490th Bomb Group items.

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  • 2 months later...

 

in an excerpt from Hutchinson book found at www.americanairmuseum.com/person/110211 Hutchinson referneces the living quarters as "our 848ths huts". So maybe 848TH?

Joe,

 

Based on that quote he almost certainly was in the 848th BS.. The 490th BG was composed of the 848th, 849th, 850th and 851st squadrons. Again thanks for posting.

Always looking for 4th Fighter Group and 490th Bomb Group items.

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