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Small E.S. - 4th FG Grouping
« on: May 09, 2015, 02:26:04 PM »
Recently picked up this small grouping to Carroll "Red" McColpin.  He flew with all three Eagle Squadrons, 71, 121 and 133.  He then transferred to the USAAF 4th Fighter Group, where he commanded 336 Squadron.  After he rotated home he went back to the ETO and commanded the 404th Fighter Group.  He stayed in the Air Force retiring as a General.  The lot includes his RAF and US wings and his named Air Medal, autographed photo and much paperwork and articles many with McColpin's hand written notations.  This grouping came out of the estate of advanced collector Harry Block.  All I need now is a nice shadow box to mount these items in.

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Re: Small E.S. - 4th FG Grouping
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 03:21:19 PM »
Yet another amazing grouping Paul !! You sure do find them buddy !!!

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Re: Small E.S. - 4th FG Grouping
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 05:38:31 PM »
I can just imagine the stories he has told over the years! What a treat to have been in the room.
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Re: Small E.S. - 4th FG Grouping
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 06:22:14 PM »
Very nice find.

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Re: Small E.S. - 4th FG Grouping
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 07:15:38 AM »
A nice shadow box you say Paul ?? ???  mmm i wonder where you could get a custom made one designed to your own spec ??? ::) 

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Re: Small E.S. - 4th FG Grouping
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 06:42:28 PM »
Carl,

The attached photo is what I originally have in mind for the item setup in the box.  Your thoughts?

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Re: Small E.S. - 4th FG Grouping
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 08:21:49 AM »
Lovely group Paul ! I like the composition .
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Re: Small E.S. - 4th FG Grouping
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 06:39:04 AM »
Thanks Nige!

 

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