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Still have a lot of work to be done to the room itself, not to mention tons of framing and more collecting to do B). Everything is original except a few select documents I have made reproductions of, so I could keep the originals in safekeeping.

 

The main exhibit is in the large blue backed horizontal case. In there I set up a USS Enterprise (CV-6)

display, when the Midway movie came out.

 

In the IKEA Detolf shelf beside it I have a few navy groupings from top to bottom

USS Converse, famed desron 23 sailor, on top,

USS Manila Bay Avenger group,

USS Bullard diary group

last but not least a small USS Washington/Pre-War Lexington flight log group

 

My other Detolf is dedicated to the USAAF,

-95th Bomb Group diary on top, opened to the entry where they ditched in the Channel after the 6 September 43 Stuttgart raid

-451st Bomb Group

- 466th Bomb Group D-Day diary group

 

Sorry if pics aren't great. If you'd like to see anything in detail let me know. I hope my set-up is honoring the vets properly, any suggestions are welcome.

 

 

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Looking for any USN diaries from the Pacific during WWII.

 

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Very nice start! Nice and well lit!

 

(one shelf bracket is too low...gotta count the holes)

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Very nice start! Nice and well lit!

 

(one shelf bracket is too low...gotta count the holes)

 

Thanks. I rewired it myself. Oh wow. Can't believe I didn't notice! Just fixed it, thank's for the head's up.

Looking for any USN diaries from the Pacific during WWII.

 

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Great displays!

Wanted: Missouri Medals

 

I am always in search of Missouri Medals and Items. This could be anything from WW1, WW2, Prisoners of War, Ephemera, or anything pertaining to Missourians.

 

I thank you for your time and consideration.

 

-Without a witness, they just disappear.-

 

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Please show (and tell) us what's in your USS Enterprise display. Thanks!

 

It's several groupings and/or single items all put together.

 

The big things for me are the 3 Diaries. While they aren't necessarily the most detailed accounts they are still significant because they were actually there.

-1 is Pearl Harbor Day through the Marshall's Raid in February 42. Sailor was later killed in Atlantic 1943 by a U-boat.

-Another is by an aviation mechanic diary October 41-October 42 leaves the E before Santa Cruz.

-The third is October 44- through the end of war. Got this from the family.

 

An original seabag from an Enterprise sailor with 2 amateurish pin-ups drawn on, "Seattle Queenie" and "Honolulu Lou." Also included is a a box of pieces of kamikaze plane pieces he picked up after the 14 May 1945 strike. I didn't include a piece of propaganda he brought home but it is also part of the grouping.

 

An Original Map with dates of actions drawn on it. I got two maps from the unnamed sailor that were tucked in a 1st ed of the Stafford Book. The one pictured has a short two week diary/log during the Formosa raid of October 1944 written on the reverse.

 

A Copy of an original citation I have for a sailor's firefighting actions after a kamikaze strike April 11th,1945. I also have his Cap Talley, his October 1945 USS Enterprise Navy Day program and his Truman thanks letter. He is mentioned in the 1944 diary.

 

A Bulova watch and dog tag from a Helldiver crewman along with an email detailing his service written by his daughter.

 

Lastly there is a big chunk of shrapnel brought home by a VS-6 aviation mechanic.

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Very nice display.

 

The bag is a parachute traveling bag used by pilots and aircrews.

 

I noticed also a USN flight helmet and log book - any more close photos and history of it?

 

Thanks,

Jerry

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Very nice display.

 

The bag is a parachute traveling bag used by pilots and aircrews.

 

I noticed also a USN flight helmet and log book - any more close photos and history of it?

 

Thanks,

 

 

Thank you for the information Jerry, but can you tell me why would a sailor from B Div have such a bag? It has his name stamped on it 8 times.

 

 

Yes here are several pics. He was an Avenger crewman of VC-80 that flew off the USS Manila Bay, His crew made a confirmed hit on a Battleship or Heavy Cruiser from the Japanese Center Force that was retreating from Samar. Still having trouble determining which one.

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Very nice. Diaries are tough to display but, boy, they have a wealth of great first-hand, descriptive information. I would love to set up a room to display mine but my wife would argue differently. Instead they get locked away. Nice job!

 

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