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I’ve had this crudely inscribed wing for a while and have so far not been able to find out who owned it. The name to me looks like Grosbby, which is a relatively rare one I suspect. Can anyone help in identifying who it might be, please? Also, does the symbol also scratched into the back have any significance?

 

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Looks like it was engraved or etched twice...the first time lightly and the second deeper...I believe the name is Crosby

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Ah, yes. Now you say it I can see the two b’s are in fact two attempts at the one. However, I’m pretty convinced it’s a G as the first letter - both the scratched and the stippled letters appear to be so.

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Only found 2 Grosby’s on the NARA site...both seem kind of old to be Paratroopers in WWII...but you never know

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Thanks both.

And that’s one fine photo - loving the broken-down Thompson. He must have had some grit to mix it in the Airborne at a relatively advanced age.

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Only found 2 Grosby’s on the NARA site...both seem kind of old to be Paratroopers in WWII...but you never know
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I managed to find the detail behind these two items and only Arthur J Grosby is in the frame. Edward was African American and so not eligible.
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