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WWII US ARMY AIR FORCE DIARY & NCO CRUSHER HAT

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Lot 4217 Details

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Lot of time pieces from WWII U.S. Army Air Force 15th Division, having belonged to Service Member Aerial Gunner J.D. Crowley: NCO crusher hat with badge, the inside lining bearing the handwritten labeling "15-X J, 1822-J 998 2787J". The inner band has been reinforced, but the hat is original. 15th division patch, aerial gunner's badge measuring 3 inches in length, no maker's mark, and diary in which J.D. Crowley documented the attacks in which he participated, beginning with the second major bombing of Rome, Italy, on July 19, 1943, and ending on January 3, 1944 with the bombing of the railroad in Villar Perosa, Italy. The chronologically documented entries recount tactical information about the location and target of bombing raids, flak, and the outcome of the mission. Soldier Crowley's service took him to Italy, France, Switzerland, Greece, Yugoslavia and Austria Hungary, and Germany. This service member returned home and the diary includes the receipt for the birth of his son in 1946. This lot has a reserve.
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WWII US ARMY AIR FORCE DIARY & NCO CRUSHER HAT

Estimate $1,250 - $1,500Jul 15, 2020
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