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Pvt purchase and they were carried.


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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plus you don't see these around much.

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Queen City had a large contract (when I say large it is meant as over $50k) with the Navy for fixed blade knives in 1944. Considering these knives were probably under a buck a piece that is a large amount they supplied for a small company. They also had two large contracts for folding knives with the Army in 1944 and 1945. So yes they did supply knives on contract to the military during WW II.

 

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This is from a post that dustin made about four years back.

 

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The date on the request is after the USS Ross, (DD563) was commissioned and before it had completed shake down trials, (hope I'm using the correct term here for the Navy). The Destroyer would head out for Pearl Harbor and then continue on to join the fleet for the invasion of Saipan.

The story of issued vs. private purchase is at least a bit more complicated than we like to deal with it.

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I learned something! Thanks for the information! :)


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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