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Amazing Veterans grouping

Article about: A great group with some very interesting items, thanks for showing regards Paul

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    Yesterday I picked up a fantastic grouping from the Daughter of a Veteran who started in a artillery unit in France WWI and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer flying on B29's at the the end of WWII. Look closely at the camera, it has every place he went in WWI scribed into it. I also have a ton of pictures from WWI taken with this camera. There is also a ton of WWII combat photographs from the Pacific Theatre. I have not figured out how to get all of these scanned in yet but when I do I'll get them posted. The two items I missed were his hand painted flight jacket and a WWII Nazi Luger who another relative took from his foot locker and sold. Oh well, next time. Any comments on the Japanese knife would be welcome. By that I also would like comments on any of the items.

    Enjoy
    Burt
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    Whoops, I forgot to add the Kreigsmarine dagger I posted previously. It has been de-nazified and the blade broken off but it displays quite well.

    Burt

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    Fantastic grouping Burt!
    The camera is fantastic, but, I really like the tanto.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Very nice! The camera is very interesting.
    Thanks for showing.

    Regards

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    I am trying to ID the unit insignia on this Japanese grenade. It is the same one on the leather flight jacket patch. He was attached to a B29 squadron in the South Pacific. Does anyone recognize this one?

    Thanks

    Burt
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    Can't help you with the grenade, but the camera is a Kodak 'Autographic'
    made from around 1914 to 1926. ( I have one also ) It allowed for the
    film to be inscribed with a note or caption at the time of exposure.
    These were advertised as 'The Soldiers Camera'
    during WWI.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Look up 47th Tactical Fighter squadron. Hope that helps

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    Thanks Steve and Aldo (great ID on the insignia and info on the camera, it explains the photos I have also!!). I've got quite the project finding the history of this soldier. I plan on putting together both his WWI and WWII uniform for display. I don't have his original uniform since he was laid to rest in his but I have most of his insignia and original patches. When I get all of the details of his very long career put together I will take great pleasure in telling his story to thousands.

    Burt

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    Burt great score. I would be very careful with the Japanese grenade. I hear they are very touchy if not de- activated .Gary

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    AMAZING group! I like!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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