WW2 - Small Groupings
From the estate of Mary Trost, a direct descendant of Major General Albert H. Stackpole, 79th Infantry Division, his General Officer's belt and buckle with the original issue box. Included with the near mint belt and buckle is one of his swagger sticks, leather wrapped with his initials on the top of the pommel. I tried for some of the other items offered, but everything went sky-high.
Straight from the veteran's family, the Guidon for Company G, 8th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Division and his personal flag that he carried from England, to Utah Beach, St. Mere-Eglise, Belgium and into Germany. His daughter said the flag was flown at every place they stayed at and he was very proud of it. He obtained the Guidon just before he left for the states, he told his family he "borrowed" it. Just a great looking set.
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??
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.
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 and a pair of AAF training DI's. This will make a nice research project.