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Best finds of 2020!


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Though 2020 in every other aspect has been an Annus Horribilis, with regards to Militaria, it has been amazing.

 

Here are a few of my greatest finds of this year!

 

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1) Major General Frank Bowman’s uniform. He was the Chief Engineer of II and V Corps during WWII.

 

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2)Uniform of Lieutenant General Selmon Wells. Inspector General of the USAF during the height of the Vietnam War (1969-1971)

 

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3) Grouping of Captain Leonard Harmon. One of only 217 US Navy recipients of Soviet Medals in WWII, having received the Order of Glory 3rd class.

 

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4) Grouping of Captain Herbert Michael. Captain of USS Conyngham during WWI and recipient of the Navy Cross and Belgian Order of the Crown.

 

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5) Grouping of Brigadier General Gerald A. Counts. Esteemed West Point professor and veteran of both World Wars.

 

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6) Uniform of Rear Admiral William Henry Ashford. Recipient of the Silver Lifesaving Medal, Captain of USS Midway, and aide to Admiral Bull Halsey in WWII.

 

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7) Uniform of Colonel William H. Bartlett. One of an incredibly small number of US Army recipients of the Soviet Order of the Great Patriotic War.

 

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8) Ribbon and Patch grouping of Major General Robert Beightler. CO of the 37th Division in WWII.

 

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9) WWI French Made Army Distinguished Service Cross.

 

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10) WWI French Made Army Distinguished Service Medal.

 

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11) Ribbons of Brigadier General Barnwell Legge. Military Attaché to Switzerland who aided the escapes of countless American POW’s from German prison camps.

 

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12) Ribbons of Major General DeWitt Peck. CO if the 1st Marine Division during WWII.

 

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13) Uniform of Major General Richard Collins. Chief of Army Intelligence and author of the topographical and defensive report on German positions in Normandy that was used to plan the Invasion.

 

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14) Mess Dress of Major General Dr. Howard Unger. Chief Medical officer of all Air Force personnel in Europe.

 

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CNY Militaria

Any ONE of those finds would be great in a given year, but all of them combined make a great year of collecting! 

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Any ONE of those finds would be great in a given year, but all of them combined make a great year of collecting! 

Thanks Justin! I’m really excited to see what 2021 brings.


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Wow! Quite a collection of items for the year, and beautifully displayed. Well done and thanks for sharing! 

Thank you!


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heres a few of my favorites ive been able to muster up this yearDSC05094.JPG.dd0c76e11f4362ad6a51c324ea2cbe74.JPG

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Nice, I like the ship detachment marine uniform. Is it named and do you know what ship he served on?

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On 1/1/2021 at 8:34 PM, Ray42 said:

Nice, I like the ship detachment marine uniform. Is it named and do you know what ship he served on?

thanks, it is named to a J. C. Long, still in the process of finding more info yet. 

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I Hate Moths

There are a few more but they wouldn't fit in the space.

 

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BILL THE PATCH

Those are spectacular uniforms thanks for showing, may I ask what kind of apparatus do you use to display uniforms?,

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18 minutes ago, BILL THE PATCH said:

Those are spectacular uniforms thanks for showing, may I ask what kind of apparatus do you use to display uniforms?,

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I  call them stick people. I have made over 90 of them. they are adjustable for height and shoulder width.

 

https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/116095-stick-people/

 

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