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Elmer J. Hawes bracelet and badge


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A friend of mine bought a grouping with a german flightbook and a bracelet and badge. Dealer told him the bracelet and badge was from an american pilot who was shot down by the owner of the flightbook. When he came to me with both us items I noticed some questions in this story. First the badge is for an aircrew member, not a pilot`s one, and second I know in WW1 a plane landed nearby a shotdown enemy, but I think no longer in WW2. Reason for this topic is my friend want to give back both to the family of the man. I found an enlistment record of a Elmer J. Hawes from Imperial County, California, enlistet in November 1944 at Ft.McArthur, San Pedro, California. Don`t know it is him. Any idea how to find his family?

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As far as I can find so far, these are the only Elmer Js that would have been able to serve in the Great War or WWII. One in the Army and one Medical and the third didn't serve. Wondering if your bracelet really has nothing to do with a plane, but perhaps could be for the Medical Gent or the Army gent.

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I could not find a single AAF award card for Elmer Hawes. I could only find three US servicemen with the surname HAWES in the POW records. None are named Elmer.

 

My assessment is that someone has added two random items to the flight log.

 

Allan

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14 minutes ago, Allan H. said:

I could not find a single AAF award card for Elmer Hawes. I could only find three US servicemen with the surname HAWES in the POW records. None are named Elmer.

 

My assessment is that someone has added two random items to the flight log.

 

Allan

 

I agree . . . I think the Army Tec4 and the Medical Elmer J.s are the options for this bracelet.

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