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My Inherited ww2 collection

Article about: Well, I have found a couple of references to the 907th. *************Reference 1 from CORPS OF ENGINEERS UNITS ************** Annex 1: 1810th Engineer Aviation Company constituted 2 July 194

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    All of these items my grandfather brought back from his service in the war, who then passed them down my father, who passed them down to me recently.

    First off, id like to show off a display i put together of my grand fathers medals.


    A photo copy of his discharge paper - the original has been since lost.


    Good Conduct Medal in his name




    American Campaign Medal




    European/African/ Middle East Campaign medal with two Bronze Combat Stars





    Victory Medal? i dont honestly know.




    Proficiency Awards



    im unsure of this pins significance.



    And here are the rest of my items.


    German Police helmet earlier identified by forum members





    what i was told was a German Tank sight



    engravings in the side


    The knob cycles two filters in the scope, one that filters a small amount of light, and the other fliters quite a bit more.


    The eye piece also revolves left and right (up and down like its threaded) to control what i assume is the focus of the lense.


    My grandfathers US army issue belt and canteen






    manufacture engraving


    and an unmarked m1 army helmet


    Last edited by sunsetIE; 09-14-2011 at 02:43 AM.

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    It is a nice record of his service. I am sure you are very proud of your grandfather.

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    Awsome stuff you have and great to have family Items.
    Any history on his service?
    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Quote by ez1969 View Post
    Awsome stuff you have and great to have family Items.
    Any history on his service?
    Eric
    ive made a few phone calls to record offices trying to find more, but the office where his records were housed burned down in the 80s or 90s if i recall, but i have not made much more of an effort than that. I cant find anything about the 907th Air Engineering Squadron either, but my father had mentioned my grandfather was involved in the Battle of the Bulge. I havent been heavily interested in militaria until of late, even though i an an avid fan of ww2 history.

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    Quote by sunsetIE View Post
    ive made a few phone calls to record offices trying to find more, but the office where his records were housed burned down in the 80s or 90s if i recall, but i have not made much more of an effort than that. I havent been heavily interested in militaria until of late, even though i an an avid fan of ww2 history.
    Wish you luck someone here will give you info on looking up records and such i'm sure.

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    And it looks like a tank scope to me also very cool.

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Quote by sunsetIE View Post
    They call these "ruptured duck pins." They were given our to servicemen and women who were honorably discharged. They also served as proof that a soldier wasn't AWOL.

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    They call these "ruptured duck pins." They were given our to servicemen and women who were honorably discharged.
    i just read that on another site, thank you for your response though!

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    No problemo! Nice collection you have there. I wish I had some of the stuff from both of my grandfathers...

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    The pin you are unsure of is called a 'Ruptured Duck'. It is a discharge pin
    for ex-servicemen in civilian clothes, worn on the collar. Also, diamond
    shaped cloth versions were worn on uniform tunics/jumpers
    of all services. These are very common.

    (sigh) GIZMO8Z beat me to it.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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