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Sad Part of Collecting - Unnamed Groupings
« on: November 27, 2015, 07:58:00 AM »
So, I've picked up a few groupings lately, sadly all have no name to go with it.

First up is a medal grouping. Grouping was framed, however sadly no name in the frame, nor from the seller.
 
Army vet, issued a nice #'d, wrap brooch Silver Star. Purple Heart is an early, #'d Rex Products with enamel insert. Wish I had a name for this one...5 Campaign Stars, SS, PH. Amazing service history for sure!
 
Sellers original photo and the grouping after being removed from the frame. Had to remove as the way it was mounted was putting stress on the medal drapes, as evident by the damage to the Purple Heart and Selective Service:
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Re: Sad Part of Collecting - Unnamed Groupings
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 07:58:35 AM »
Some close ups of the medals and ribbons.
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Re: Sad Part of Collecting - Unnamed Groupings
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 08:02:29 AM »
Another, unnamed grouping. Medals are all modern replacements, however ribbon bars are period. Photo is original, however sadly was glued to cardboard. There is a hint of writing on the reverse, however I would damage the photo if I tried to remove the material on the back.
 
Aircraft is the Updraft, and thanks to another collector, was able to link it to the 72nd Bomb Squadron, 5th Bomb Group.

On the Pacificwrecks website, I found a crew photo with the same three fellas, however no names to go with them. Photo even appears to have been taken the same day. This one at least has some potential for an ID.

http://www.pacificwrecks.com/units/usaaf/5bg/html/faulknercrew.html



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Re: Sad Part of Collecting - Unnamed Groupings
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 08:04:33 AM »
Lastly, these items were all obtained from a non-militaria Facebook auction page. They were sold over the course of three auctions by the same fella.
 
All Marine Corps items, so my theory is these are all attributed to the same Marine. Lengthy service career, having served during WWII and Korea, possibly beyond judging by the post 1955 EGA's.
 
Sadly, another grouping with no name.

All ribbons are Kwikset and EGA's are a mixture of WWII and post-war.
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Re: Sad Part of Collecting - Unnamed Groupings
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 09:16:40 AM »
Un-named or not, they are still very nice groupings!
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Re: Sad Part of Collecting - Unnamed Groupings
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2015, 09:25:17 AM »
Is the SS numbered? (Maybe I missed that part).
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Re: Sad Part of Collecting - Unnamed Groupings
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2015, 10:36:15 AM »
Super looking medals and nice groupings , love anything with photo you may just be able to find out someday who the crew of the "updraft" were ?
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Re: Sad Part of Collecting - Unnamed Groupings
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2015, 05:49:49 PM »
Thanks, all!

Nige, I'm thinking I may have a good shot at identifying the three. From there, I would just need to link one of them to my area, and can then assume that's my guy.

JS, Silver Star is numbered, as is the Purple Heart:

Purple Heart - 287466
Silver Star - 114533 (last # is questionable - photos below)
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Re: Sad Part of Collecting - Unnamed Groupings
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2015, 08:03:37 PM »
The PH number will only be traceable through records if you learn the recipients name.
The SS does have more hope. During the March through Italy, several Army units kept records of SS issued by number. Tom Nair keeps records of many of these numbers, maybe he can help. He is quite a gentlemen!!
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Re: Sad Part of Collecting - Unnamed Groupings
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2015, 08:59:34 AM »
Thanks, FL. When I received the medal, I immoderately confirmed if it was in the traceable range. Unfortunately, the Gleim list, from which Tom pulls his data, only documents SS medals numbered up to 88,XXX.  :-\

I appreciate the suggestion, though!
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