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    Here is another recent find, that im a little confused on I was told it was a flag holder? , but I belive it to be a mg barrel cover, any idea what the writing means or what it is? the bottom is leather re-enforced.

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    Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags

  3. #23

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    I believe your 'Air University' patch is post WWII ( March 12, 1946 ) - still cool !
    The canvas piece shown above definitely looks like a barrel cover as you say,
    and not a 'flag holder'. Can't help you with the code #'s though.

    Good work, Mo ! - Five Bronze Stars - Wow.........!


  4. #24

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    5 Bronze Stars?! If true, that's quite an accomplishment. I wonder if the family mistook 5 bronze campaign stars for the actual Bronze Star medal (although technically he would have warn a silver campaign star). I've seen other obits where similar mistakes have occurred. Definitely worth sending off to NPRC for his records to find out...

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    That is indeed a possibility, and likely what may have happpened.........!


  6. #26

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    Hahaha 5 bronze stars If thats true he must have had a heck of a time in Europe especially with no purple hearts... Steve is the air university a post war only thing? Or did it exist before? Thanks for the information guys

  7. #27

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    It did exist during the war, but under the name 'Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics',
    and used the standard AAF winged star logo, with an arc above. However the patch
    you show came out when the name changed to 'Air University' in 1946
    or soon after.........


  8. #28

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    Quote by Collectorww2 View Post
    The antenna is Swedish/Danish.
    Swedish. Danes dont spell like that.

  9. #29

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    Nice grab on the shorts. Hope they fit. Mine do or are big. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    Yes the "högantenn" is swedish, heres some more info: Grön Radio - Högantenn 1

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