Jump to content
Beau-Brummel

Beautiful 19th Corps Red Ball Ike.

Recommended Posts

I was very fortunate In the holidays to pick up this lovely Ike jacket from the son of the veteran who lives locally to me.

 

The bullion badges are pretty spectacular and are German made I believe.

 

The Veteran himself was English but was born In the USA so I believe may have held dual Nationality. Weather he was called up or volunteered I do not know, In fact details about him are quite sparse altogether. What I did learn from his son was that his name was Douglas Foster Bentley and he was born I believe In approximately 1924, he passed away In 2013. Apparently the family still have his medal grouping which has a Purple Heart, I am hoping they will be able to locate them.

 

I don't know If anyone would be able to tell me more about this gentleman, It would be very much appreciated If so.

 

I hope you guys like this as much as I do.

 

Yours, Guy.

post-1781-0-94536100-1579180500.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a beautiful uniform. The patches are amazing. Great to see that it found a caring home. Thanks for sharing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thats a great jacket w some really sharp insignia


donation2014.gifdonation2015.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note the orientation of the XIX Corps patch; that is how the patch is oriented on Corps newspapers.

 

I have a similar patch and both tabs, embr not bullion, on an Ike and the patch is also oriented like this. Great motto, too.

 

There is just some killer insignia on this Ike; condition is exquisite. You are fortunate the family cared for this as well as they did.


donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gif

Member, ASMIC.

Editor, ASMIC's The Trading Post

ASMIC Executive VP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, I cannot add to that. That 19th Corp is Amazing!, Congrats

 

Sent from my moto g(7) play using Tapatalk

 

 


donation2016.gif

donation2017.gif

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great piece.Nice to see the patches havent been removed.


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have seen many great patched uniforms posted here on the forum. But this one to me is one of the best. Top notch, congrats.


 

donation2017.gif

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fantastic IKE, love those two shoulder patches, the Red Ball too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man that is crazy!


Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

donation2014.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you gentlemen for your kind comments,

 

Ive been lucky enough to own some lovely 19th and red ball pieces over the years but have to say that I think this is the nicest. Many years ago I had in my collection a tomahawk patch with the added rockers but I believe this is the only bullion example Ive ever seen. The fact this jacket turned up a couple of miles from me has really blown my mind and I feel so lucky to have come across it, Im just hoping that the family can find the medals so I can at least photograph them .

 

Once again, thank you for all your kind words and interest

 

Very Best Regards to all, Guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.