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My special estate sale trip

Article about: Was reading the classified ads this morning and there was an estate sale 15 miles from me so I took a chance. Turned out to be an estate sale ran by a ww2 army air corps veterans daughter..

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    Was reading the classified ads this morning and there was an estate sale 15 miles from me so I took a chance. Turned out to be an estate sale ran by a ww2 army air corps veterans daughter.. I bought everything that was his he had left from the war. Staff Sergeant Robert E Holmstrom 8th air force 406th squadron. "The Carpet Baggers". His nickname was "eager" and was a tail gunner on a B-24.. Picture below is him on the bottom row far left. Items I bought were his a-9 flying pants, like jacket and wool trench coat..

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    I am in touch with his daughter, Jenny and will update this with more information when/if possible. Her understanding is that they flew night missions over France dropping everything from propaganda leaflets to supplies for the French resistance. I promised Jenny that these items would go to a good home and be displayed for all to see. I intend to keep that promise.
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    We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself. - Robert Leckie

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    Nice finds, congrats!!!

    Mart

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    First items with a face and story. I'm very happy about it.
    We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself. - Robert Leckie

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    You did good
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    @Chopperman.. Maplewood area.
    We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself. - Robert Leckie

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    Better than good. You did great. While nice you understand the significance and will preserve the grouping it's a bit of a shame she let this go from the family.
    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Map the ike jacket has been stripped down of medals and bars because his daughter is keeping all of them. They weren't for sale.
    We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself. - Robert Leckie

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    a great find.

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    Quote by UK Cousin View Post
    @Chopperman.. Maplewood area.
    You've been doing pretty well up here. I never think about looking at estate or garage sales
    in the cities. Quite honestly, once I've got my work week done, I head north and try to stay
    away from the cities and people in general. ( weekend from next being the exception)
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    You guys honestly have some of the best items up here. I'm never disappointed. In fact my first post on this forum was a luft dagger I bought when I was working here last time.
    We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself. - Robert Leckie

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