WW2 - Small Groupings
A neat little grouping to an AAF Officer, 1st Lt. John E. Behman of Harrisburg, Pa. Included in this grouping are both his EM NOS dog tags and his Officer NOS dog tags, ID card, a Sheppard Field, Texas card, his Officer Cadet pin back ID, EM Brass, AAF Cadet Hat Insignia (3), Officers belt buckle and Cap Insignia (2). When he was enlisted, he lived in Lemoyne, Pa. which is just across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg.
A neat little grouping to a Captain Joseph B. Hauck, who was with the 7th Air Depot Group, 9th AAF. He started out as an enlisted man, reaching the rank of Staff Sgt., then enrolled in OCS in 1942 and graduated 2nd Lt. in December of that year. Included in his grouping are his enlisted and officer NOK dog tags, patches, insignia, ID bracelet with his blood type, a sterling 9th AAF pin, lighter, papers, photo's (one with Micky Rooney), a yard long of Camp Lee, Va. 1941 with his buddies signatures on the back. So, he wasn't an Ace, but he was there doing his job.
A neat little grouping to an ATC member, consisting of an 8x10 photo of him and a Service Pilot buddy, some insignia, his CBI and ATC theater made patches. The ATC patch is leather on leather and is 3 1/2" in diameter. A notebook which has his stations and also served as his flight log. There is also a silver certificate dollar bill that is a "short snorter" with friends signatures. Nice patches.
I got these from a picker that said they all came from the same house he was cleaning. Replacement PH is named to "Ernest Winters", one of the Silver Stars is numbered "77678". Four WW2 medals and cases, one replacement medal and case. Could be something, I don't have the contacts to check them out.
This is a neat little grouping to a Sgt. Charles J. McCall of the 4th Photo Mapping Sq., 1st Photographic Group that were sent to preform duties in Africa & the Middle East. Included in this grouping are Sgt McCall's colorized photo of himself, two photo's of him and his crew showing the different sides of their B-24 F7 Recon Aircraft (these were camera equiped B-24's) named "Dear Mrs Mayfield & And How!", a matched set of 1st Mapping Group DI's by Bastian Bros. Sterling (uncommon), sterling Air Gunner PB Wing, sterling ID Bracelet, T42-43 Dog Tags w/catholic medal, Air Medal w/coffin case, GC medal (neither medal named), a Lucky St Michele Bell and an English made bail out whistle. Nice little grouping that deserves more researth.
When do you ever see a Bombigator Wing?? This grouping is to Lt. William J. Davis, who received his Bombardier-Navigator rating on 3 Eeb. 1945 at Hondo AF, Hondo, Texas. Lt. Davis flew as a Bombigator on C-47's during the German Occupation and had a very illustrious career until his retirement in 1963. Included in this grouping are his AAF Bombigator Wings by "Gemsco", his AF Senior Pilot Wings by "Meyer" and a jacket nametag with wings, a set of foreign wings, his ribbon bars, his named AF Commendation Medal plus other patches and insignia many Diplomas, Award Certificates and Citations from 1944 to 1963, Oct. 1944 issue of "Bombigator" with his picture inside, two different Pilot Training Class Books from Maxwell Field, Ala. (44J & 44K), plus a large box of personal paper and records. I didn't have the time to go through everything, but this is a super grouping to a "REAL" BOMBIGATOR from WW2. When will the next one come along??
A small group of material to a Corporal Rayherman J. Jones who served out the war at Moody Field, Valdosta, Georgia. Included are his photo postcard, his EM Visor Cap, Victory and GC medals, misc. cards from Moody Field, a small Bible and some Civil Aeronautic books. Just one of the many enlisted men that served here in the states getting our airmen ready for combat.
Here is a neat little grouping to a member of the 15th Bomb Squadron, 16th Bomb Group of the 20th AAF. Included in this grouping are a mint 20th AAF patch with the tissue paper envelope it was issued in, a 15th Bomb Sq, painted on leather jacket patch with the glassine envelope it was issues in, a vintage 16th Bomb Group History book (58 pages of photo's, some of crews w/names, etc.), an album with 10 nose art photo's, 2 surrender leaflets dropped on Japan, bomb damage photo's, etc. Sorry guys, but I don't have a name to go with this one.
This is a neat little grouping, consisting of a class book for 44K of the "Brayton Flying School" in Cuero, Texas, a 5" diameter leather jacket patch for the school and two photographs of students by one of the trainer planes. The book is missing the inside back cover page, but is does not detract from the overall look. The patch is just great and hard to come by.
This grouping is to Master Sergeant Frank Fisher of the 66th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group of the 9th and 12th Army Air Forces. Included in this group are some of Sgt. Fisher's stripes and patches, a beautiful Italian made 66th FS patch on kidd leather, a set of alabaster bookends and a matching wall plaque with the 66th Fighter Squad. insignia, an original 66th Fighter Squadron History book "Calling Jackpot" with Sgt. Fisher's name listed in it, an original group photograph of the 66th FS with Sgt. Fisher located on it, his 20 year retirement certificate plus some other paper and research. The Squadron patch is painted on kidd leather and was never worn. It was probably bought right before he came home. It measures 4" by 3 1/4" and is mint condition. This is a beautiful little grouping.
A small grouping to a Tec 5 Edward Green with the 1885th Engineer Aviation Bn. Included in the grouping are his GC medal, Ruptured Duck pin, his sterling Expert Rifle Badge and a photo of him. I got this at one of the local Antique flea markets and this was all they had. They said it was purchased at auction. Good research project.
Here is a small grouping of some insignia and paperwork to a Tech. Sergeant with the Headquarters of the 361st Fighter Group. Included in the grouping are some of Sgt. Zugay's patches and insignia plus, AAF promotion documents to Corporal and TSgt., Certificate of Appreciation for War Service, Performance of Duty certificate, a copy of his WW2 Discharge and his original USAFER Honorable Discharge, plus a promotion document to Leader when he served with the Civilian Conservation Corps. Definitely worthy of some more research.
I picked this grouping up locally, from a nephew that did not have any information about his uncle other than his name and that he was in the Air Corps. Included in this grouping is a super name tag with his name & foreign writing (Burmese, Middle Eastern, ??), a mint theater made AAF HQ patch, sterling AC wings, patches, medal & insignia, several photo's, a pair of AAF training DI's and his visor cap. This will make a nice research project.
A Fighter Pilot with a confirmed kill from the 391st Fighter Sq., 366th Fighter Gp., 9th AAF. 2nd Lt. Martin R. Engler had a confirmed victory over an Me-109 on 12-17 44 at 1020 hours in a P-47D. Included in this grouping are a cockpit photo of Lt. Engler, his killer 366th Fighter Group Patch, non-named medals, pilot wings, patches, insignia and pilot bracelet, 9th AAF in England sterling pin, OS Hat, sun glasses, cockpit flashlight, a short snorter, silk scarve made of parachute silk and three A/C wing ID lights. A nice grouping to a pilot with a victory.