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In 1944 a family living in Hinckley, Leicestershire in England befriended 2 young American Paratroopers who were based near to their home.

Many years ago I was shown this grouping and given 2 names for these young men. Since then the only 2 members from that family have passed away and in their effects their children found these items. Out of the blue they recently contacted me and asked if I would be interested in having them as they had no real interest in keeping them. Today I went over and collected them. Reverse of the bracelet is named.............bracelet jump wing is by S.S.Ltd, other two are J R Gaunt London. Coins carry dates from 1939 to 1943. As I remember it the kids were given these items just before the 2 men left for Normandy........

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Brian Dentino

Fantastic find!  Can you show some close up pics of the wings and oval?  Very, very cool pick up!

Always looking for 325th G.I.R. and WWII USMC items!

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Done a couple of scans, lights no good now , will try photos tomorrow

Safety pin is how it came on the bullion oval.........

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That is an awesome group.

 

That oval is amazing.

 

If you have a name you should know which engineer unit it is.

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32 minutes ago, manayunkman said:

That is an awesome group.

 

That oval is amazing.

 

If you have a name you should know which engineer unit it is.

The family gave me 2 names of the troopers they had befriended, Bob Sperling and Jimmy Clements, believe they had seen action in Sicily before coming to UK. i don't have my airborne info anymore, collection is long gone but think they were members of 376th Parachute Arty and 307th Airborne Engineeers although which one was in which unit I don't know.

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