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77th Troop Carrier Patch with Provenance


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Hey everyone,


Just sharing an interesting find, I bought this 77th Troop Carrier Squadron patch on Ebay. It came from an estate and belonged to W. H. Holderer. I did some research on Ancestry and through the archives and found out that it belonged to Walter Harry Holderer. As I searched for his name, I found this passage from the book 'Hell's Highway about a mission he was on D-Day +2'. I've since found a ton more info. I really love this process and had to share.






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Holderer was cool under fire!


Awesome patch with great history especially since my father is from the Netherlands and was living in the south of Holland during the drop.


 Thanks so much for posting.

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