Awesome finds man! I dug up some info on your guy, and I think you will like what I found:
NARA - AAD - Display Full Records - Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
Elwood H. Mitchell, 88, Winfield » The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
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.........!
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...
That is indeed a possibility, and likely what may have happpened.........!
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
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.........
Nice grab on the shorts. Hope they fit. Mine do or are big. Rich A. in Pa.
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Yes the "högantenn" is swedish, heres some more info: Grön Radio - Högantenn 1