Historical 1931 Dated Book, The Story Of The Airship, by HUGH ALLEN, index page is Dedicated to The Rev. J. Keeney McDowell, Hudson Ohio. Compliments of Clarence J. Fox, Purchasing Agent, Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation. Front cover shows some wear and a small area of damage to the spine, above this is another area on top where the spine is cracked, see photos. Deals with the History of the Airship, the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation. and the development of the U.S. Navy's Airship Program, especially the U.S.S. Los Angeles & The U.S.S. Akron. Book is complete and shows no damage other than the spine damage as noted.
Nicely done Silver Soldiers, or Soldiers sweetheart Bracelet, looks jeweler, or silversmith made, top has 3 separate enameled flags to include, USA, POLAND, & ENGLAND. All of the metal is made out of Silver, maybe sterling, or similar. No marks. American flag has a small scratch to it, but no damage. See photos. Clasp ends fit togather, but locking device is gone. All hinges are still flexible and are all still tight. Flags are enclosed in a nice silver, 3 level beveled tier.
Air Gunners badge is made of aluminum, eagle is blackened in color, also in aluminum. One of the rear rivets has been repaired/replaced, you can see the head of the rivet on the front. Rear shows where rivet was replaced with some scratch marks to reverse on left & right side of wreath, looks like some minor filing of the aluminum on the reverse where the rivet was replaced. Maker Marked "A" for ASSMAN, and mkd. D.G.R.M. on reverse. Bottom catch wiggles a bit but is still intact, appears the owner turned the bottom catch around for his convenience. This and the rivet replacement were both done during the third Reich, and are not post-war modifications. Replaced rivet is sound and intact, but lets the eagle move a little, not as tight as the original rivet would of been etc. Still a nice looking original badge.
All 5 medals are from the Same WW 2 British Soldier, the three named medals are to one soldier and are made from Silver, the other 2 medals in the group show some age, etc. to ribbons. Soldier served in North Africa, etc. Payment made by U.S. Postal M.O.
Original WW 2, 1944 Vintage Era Army Air Corps A-2 Leather Flight Jacket, Outside shows some overall wear and age, leather collar area shows a lot of wear and some damage from use, inside red liner is present but shows ageing and some damage, but is all present. 1 small seam area below the shoulder has few undone stitches but this can easily be re-stitched to make it secure again. All insignia is original to the jacket, waistband and sleeve cuffs have been replaced with a dark green material, waistband and cuffs are in excellent shape, I don't know when they were replaced, Metal zipper is original and still works, inside collar has original maker label but shows wear and age. Overall leather is still soft and plyable but could use some conditioning to help preserve it for the future. Front leather patch is for the 98th. Bombardment Group, and is a Yellow Design on a White Background, with a Yellow Border, I dont know what the White Background color designates, when I researched the 98t
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