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Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:14:43 PM »
This came from the estate of Col. Ervin N. Townsend who served in both WWI and WWII as a Pilot and in many other non-flying capacities. As well as his military service, he also had extensive experience in many capacities in civilian aviation as well. He never went overseas during WWI, but did in WWII given his awarded decorations for service which included the Legion of Merit. Obviously, the highlight of the grouping is the WWI wing which is hallmarked "Homrichous Co. Memphis ~ Sterling" also accompanied by his other WWI Air Service uniform insignia. There is a very nice studio photo showing him wearing the wing. There is extensive paper and document content in one large 3" binder that follows his service literally from beginning to end. His log book entries date from 1928 thru 1947 and include many different civilian and military aircraft types. 
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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 10:15:33 PM »
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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 10:16:43 PM »
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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 10:17:23 PM »
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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 10:18:44 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 10:19:29 PM »
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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 10:20:40 PM »
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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2014, 10:21:33 PM »
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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2014, 10:22:08 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2014, 10:22:47 PM »
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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 08:52:40 AM »

Another outstanding group-those wings are absolutley stunning. Robin you never fail to amaze-when I think that you can't out do yourself-(thank goodness) you do. Thanks for posting. What's next? I can't wait ! :)

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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 01:27:24 PM »
Another outstanding group-those wings are absolutley stunning. Robin you never fail to amaze-when I think that you can't out do yourself-(thank goodness) you do. Thanks for posting. What's next? I can't wait ! :)

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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 01:36:25 PM »
or should that be   "RARE - BIT " ??? :D

Excellent stuff JS again !!!!

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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2014, 04:14:51 PM »
Good gravy, that is a very nice group, Robin.

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Re: Wing and Medals Grouping of Col. Ervin N. Townsend
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2014, 06:30:40 PM »
Oh man am I glad to see the wing you have posted in reply #2.  I have the exact same wing but I've never seen another Humrichous exactly like it.  Well now I have and it's attributed.  That will help me sleep better tonight.  Beautiful collection of items.

Bob
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