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Grouping of Captain Edwin Bogert

Article about: Hi All, I thought I would share with you the latest grouping I acquired, that of Captain Edwin Bogert of the 112th Anti-Aircraft Artillery. I acquired this from a Edwin's daughter, whom I si

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    Hi All,
    I thought I would share with you the latest grouping I acquired, that of Captain Edwin Bogert of the 112th Anti-Aircraft Artillery. I acquired this from a Edwin's daughter, whom I sit on the board of a non-profit with.

    Edwin enlisted in August, 1942 and served in the ETO, specifically in the Rhineland’s and Southern France. He continued his service after WWII in the reserves until 1951. I won't go into too much detail regarding his service, as all of it is spelled out in the paperwork provided below (no need to send away for his service records!).

    There is not much remaining of his gear other than his ribbon bars, a couple of SSI's, his duffle bag and some rank insignia.

    However, there are a lot of liberated German items, which were probably obtained either during Edwin's time securing supplies for construction of a POW camp, or during his post-war occupation duty.

    In addition, there is a detailed photo album with 100+ photos from his time in Europe. I'm not in possession of this yet as his daughter wanted to pull out a couple photos of her father to keep, however will have it next week. I'll be sure to update this thread once in hand.

    In any case, I hope you enjoy!

    First up is his various paperwork including discharge, OCS certificate and other forms that detail his service.

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    Next up are two yard-longs. First I assume is from Basic Training at Camp Stewart in Georgia - Captain Bogert is circled in the photo

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    Second is from AAA Officer Candidate School

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    Last edited by Masonk; 02-16-2012 at 04:23 AM.

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    Belt Buckle

    Ribbons bars - EAME w/2 Campaign Stars (Southern France, Rhinelands), WWII Victory and Occupation medal (Germany)

    1st LT Rank Insignia

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    Corporal Rank Insignia

    7th Army SSI (2)

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    Olcut Bowie Knife (private purchase)

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    WWI era French 37mm Hotchkiss shell (dated 1916) - Not sure how this wound up with his belongings, however my assumption is that these were still in use during WWII.

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    Captain Bogert's duffle bag from when he was 1st LT

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    Next up are his bring back items, all of which are of course German.

    1944 Dated Gas Mask Canister - Unfortunately, no gas mask

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    Waffenentgiftungsmittel - Weapon Decontamination (cleaning) Kit - Again, no contents...

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    Various Kriegsmarine Shoulder Straps

    Obermatt Shoulder Straps

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    Coastal Artillery EM's Shoulder Straps and Collar tabs

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    Minefield Warning Markers

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    Obergefreiter and Gefreiter Rank Chevrons

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    Luftwaffe Flak Artillery and I believe RAD Administrative Collar Tabs

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    RAD (Reichs Arbeitsdienst) Cap Insignia - One as you will see was removed from what was most likely an M43 Field Cap. A shame the rest of the cap wasn't with it! (oops, just realized I posted these upside down!)

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    RAD Sports Shirt Insignia and RAD Service Unit Assignment Sleeve Shield (310th Gruppe, 2nd Abteilung)

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    Part of the Fuse to an M39 Hand Grenade

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    Cockade for an Overseas Cap and a ribbon with the colors of the Belgian Flag (Victory Ribbon of some sort?)

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    And finally, what appears to be an East German NCO (Offizier vom Dienst) armband however the examples I have seen are white on red, which obviously this isn't. Any insight to what this may be would be appreciated!

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    Thanks for looking! And please, if I have misidentified anything, do not hesitate to correct me!

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    Nice grouping sir.

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    Gotta love the iconic panoramic company photo's!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Thanks, gentlemen!

    The photo album is really the keystone to this group and I'm anxious to look at it in more detail ( I only skimmed through it). One photo, however that does stand out is of a female Nazi sympathizer/collaborator, head shaved, being marched down a street with a group of town's people around her. Pretty compelling photo!

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