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Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« on: October 03, 2014, 06:48:44 PM »
This grouping is too large to post in one thread. I have not photographed it all, nor have I organized it in an understandable way.

Ruth Roberts entered training in the first class, but had to drop. This happened again in classes two and three, but she finally graduated in class number SIX. This story may have something to do with her WASP graduation wings?? (see the pictures). The group also contains several of her patches, some in duplicate, as well 2'' shirt wings and other insignia. There are dog tags from the early days that reflect her home address....I've never seen these in a WASP group before. Several letter ,(on three different WASP letterhead, LB) that reveal that she is unhappy with her wasp training, and her frustration with instrument flying.

I'll just post some of the group so you guys don't give me ****!! ;)
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 06:50:05 PM »
Graduation Wing, and 2" shirt wing.
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 06:52:02 PM »
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2014, 06:54:20 PM »
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 06:55:13 PM »
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 06:56:17 PM »
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2014, 06:57:06 PM »
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2014, 06:58:32 PM »
This is all for now..............
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2014, 12:56:08 AM »
Holy shinola JS !!!!!!
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2014, 07:17:17 PM »
Hey JS

Words escape me when I look at this grouping.  Wow, awesome, terific just don't do it justice.  I have a special interest in the WASPs and am very fortunate to own a couple of groupings.  One, I have a WASP's Santiago Blue uniform and beret.  The other I have her B-16 flight jacket and a bunch of paperwork and reunion items but neither comes close to the extent and content of yours.  Congratulations to you on owning such a grouping as this!  Whenever you feel the need to start padding the retirement funds, give me a shout.  ;)

Thanks for sharing this grouping with us.
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2014, 09:23:59 AM »
Thank you, Carl and Paul!

I have been sitting on this group for months, and I wanted to at least post some pix of the size and quality of it.
Speaking of retirement funds.....that's the reason I've stopped buying!  :)
By the time I get this organized, it will be time to sell it and be thankful for the memories. The group is just full of her life and personal feelings, her sister kept the last piece of the group, which I am promised to receive upon her passing.....the congressional gold medal.

I'll keep my fingers crossed!
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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2014, 09:58:02 AM »
Just speechless JS ! stunning grouping  .

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Re: Huge WASP Group from Ruth Roberts
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2014, 11:21:32 AM »
Holy-moly JS!!   :o   That's a helluva grouping...museum quality!
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