Nice looking Framed Polish Prisoners Memorial Plaque, MAUTHAUSEN 2 K.Z. 1940/45 y. Still in its original Wooden frame since the plaque was created, has never been open up. Wooden frame measures Aprox: 14 X 10". The Polish eagle is 1 piece, MAUTHAUSEN with Shield & barbwire is another piece with the top & bottom in cut slits to secure it to the Eagle, Bottom portion is another separate piece on white paper, with the wording and dates hand inscribed in a dark ink. You can see the original faint pencil lines where the original owner used to print straight with all letters having the same height, etc. No damage but frame shows some small dings and scratches, etc. There is a stain on the right side of the eagles wing, looks like old Bug residue. I was really tempted to take the shield off of the Eagle to see if something else is underneath on the eagles chest, but didn't want to open up the back. There are a couple of specks on the eagle, this is not damage or staining but parts of the old
This is a really nice and Historical grouping of Original WW 2 Aviation Autographs, all signed in ink on a May 1945, U.S. Cloth Aviators map, Map is marked, JAPAN & SOUTH CHINA SEAS, AAF Cloth chart. Map is original AAF issue and is dated MAY 1945. Map is still in minty condition and is folded. All signatures are Clear & Crisp, and are all original, signed by the aviators years ago, I would imagine this map was signed at some form of a Historical event, perhaps in the 1960's ot 1970's Etc. Someone could probably figure out when this item was signed if they can determine when all 6 aviators were togather at one time, or at what event etc. See photos. There are a total of 6 signatures and they include the Following: 1) R.E. COLE, Co-Pilot to Jimmy Doolittle, Doolittle Raiders, flew B-25 off of a carrier to Bomb Japan, Mr. Cole is still alive and is 1 of two of the surviving members left. 2) IRA C. Weathebury, Lt. Col. Weatherly was the Co-Pilot of the B-29 "Straight Flush" which Proceede
United States WW 2 Army Air Corps Jacket patch, hand embroidered in cotton, Blue background appears to be blue wool. Pair of winged dice over a white cloud against a Blue background, 5" in diameter. Unknown Unit, but the dice togather are 12.
Nice Hand embroidered 7th. Army Patch, SEVEN STEPS TO HELL, with GERMANY TAB, and Privates Rank stripe with blue borders, indicating Korean War early 1950's Vintage. Nice detail. Insignia is still attatched to original Uniform sleeve.
Dh below the National Eagle, Dh for Deutsche-Hochschule or German Higher Education. Maker Mkd. on the reverse "Br Henneberg BM", a scale in a circle, and 90 in a square. This is the exact maker mark that is correct for this pattern. Blade is also maker marked. In April 1934 Bernard Rust was appointed Reich Minister of Science, Education & Popular Culture by Adolf Hitler, he held this position until he commited Suicide on May 08, 1945 by gunshot. One day after the War officially ended. Rust Purged all Jews from the universities, dismissed over 1,000 professors including a number of Nobel Prize winners thus hindering German Science studies. Rust reported that he had "Liquidated the school as an institution of Intellectual Acrobatics". Dinner Knife is Almost 10" long. Minor wear but no damage.
Dh below the National Eagle, Dh for Deutsche-Hochschule or German Higher Education. Maker Mkd. on the reverse "Br Henneberg BM", a scale in a circle, and 90 in a square. This is the exact maker mark that is correct for this pattern. In April 1934 Bernard Rust was appointed Reich Minister of Science, Education & Popular Culture by Adolf Hitler, he held this position until he commited Suicide on May 08, 1945 by gunshot. One day after the War officially ended. Rust Purged all Jews from the universities, dismissed over 1,000 professors including a number of Nobel Prize winners thus hindering German Science studies. Rust reported that he had "Liquidated the school as an institution of Intellectual Acrobatics". Dinner Fork is over 8" long. Minor wear but no damage.
Nice Autographed Black & White photo of Lieut. General Omar N. Bradley, dedicated to Sgt. S. Hudwig. Shows Bradley in a winter Fur collar jacket with Metal helmet showing 3 stars. Top of photo has a small area of damage, looks like an area where adhesive tape was removed. Also has a thumb tack hole at the top. Reverse show glue & scrapbook residue where the photo was removed from a scrapbook. When I researched Omar Bradley on the internet, all of the autographed photos I could find where of Bradley as a 4 star general, and always showed him in his dress uniform and his cloth side-cap and not a helmet, making this a more desireable autographed photo. I think this photo dates to early WW 2 before Bradley made Full 4 Star General, but I cannot confirm the exact date & Year the photo was taken. Size of photo is Approx: 7 X 5". Photo has a small area showing some wear on the right upper side but is not distracting. Signature is bold & Crisp in black pen.
This looks like it was probably made right after WW 2, front of the patch has a dark blue color and not the usual regular blue color, wartime versions had a black front background. Hand Embroidered and removed from a uniform, Overall shows some minor wear and age but still looks great. The U.S. Army Headquarters patch is identical to the wartime design except that the black sky (symbolizing Axis Opression over Europe) is now blue. The design was approved when the Axis powers were defeated and the Continent was Liberated.
Nazi Germany Tri-colored ribbon Watch fob, medal on bottom says D.H.V. with enameled medical symbol above, some branch of Medical Services Association Watch Fob. Metal Swastika on ribbon is silver plated, medallion on bottom is 800 silver marked. Shows wear & some damage to ribbon, top has loop but no watch clip, see photos. When it comes to Imperial & Third Reich Watch Fobs from this period this would be considered "Medium" in size. Lower portion of ribbon shows some fraying but ribbon is still intact.
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