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Trevor M. Larson

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Trevor M. Larson

Karl Krueger was drafted in January 1943. After going overseas with d company 59th medical battalion he jumped around various stations before ending up in HQ1 17th infantry regiment, 7th Division as a medic for the kiska landings. There we was wounded on the landing (suffering frostbite) and then wounded again in November 43 which resulted in the loss of fingers in his right hand. He’d recover in anchorage before returning stateside in January 1944. I’m going to post his pacific loot today and his loot from his time in Europe at a later date. 

 

Some of the pcitic highlights include 

 

case V42 knife 

Canadian winter cap

 

2 Japanese navy winter caps

Japanese navy scarf 

japanese navy gloves

a Japanese journal of some sort 

japanese navy cap 

Japanese bread bag 

some Japanese ammunition

japnese bank note turned into a short snorter

japanese ID card signed by Ingrid Bergman 

 

kiska was Krueger’s first and only pacific camoginn

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Trevor M. Larson

The Bergman signed ID card and a photo of her signing it. I’ve been informed the ID card actually belonged to a civilian employee of the Japanese navy 

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USCapturephotos

What an interesting grouping! Can't wait to see the stuff he shipped home from Europe.

Paul

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Trevor M. Larson

Now the European stuff. Karl Krueger then found himself shipping to Europe in March 1945 and landed in the 166th General hospital. Here’s his loot from Europe 

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M24 Chaffee

Very interesting post and it’s pretty unique to have bringbacks from one soldier serving in both theaters!

 

Frank

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huntssurplus

Wow very cool! Kiska is a very forgotten operation! Thanks for sharing! Do you have anymore of his items like his dress uniform? 

Hunt

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Trevor M. Larson
11 minutes ago, huntssurplus said:

Wow very cool! Kiska is a very forgotten operation! Thanks for sharing! Do you have anymore of his items like his dress uniform? 

Hunt

I have a kiska invasion map, a scrapbook from Alaska and another from Europe. The vast majority of this grouping is bring backs 

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huntssurplus
2 minutes ago, Trevor M. Larson said:

I have a kiska invasion map, a scrapbook from Alaska and another from Europe. The vast majority of this grouping is bring backs 

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If possible could you post some pictures of the map and the scrapbook from Kiska? I have a relative that served on Attu, I love this Aleutians Campaign stuff!

Hunt

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manayunkman

This is great find.

 

I bet you were excited.

 

Is the SA kepi dark blue?

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