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Object Name Object ID Collection Description
Ad, Magazine 2013.24.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Numerous aviation magazines, model magazines, ADF antenna, football, (3) A/C intercom controls, wing light, Ford Tri-Motor newspaper articles, and a very small amount of Dacron fabric (aircraft fabric).
Ad, Magazine 2014.1.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) advertisement featuring Admiral Harold R. Stark, Chief of Naval Operations. The advertisement was published in the August 5, 1944, edition of the Saturday Evening Post, and sponsored by the Timken Roller Bearing Company, Canton, OH. It features a print of Admiral Stark in uniform, standing. The caption reads "Admiral Stark says every branch of the service needs your help - buy another war bond today!"
Adapter, Weapon 2015.54.1 Shaffer Collection A WWII era, 50 cal. Booster Feed. It is a model H-1. This booster motor increased the rate of fire for these guns. They were manufactured for 50 cal. thru 37 mm weapons. This 24 volt DC, intermittent duty, 10 amp. feeder motor helped reliably feed belts of ammunition through 50 caliber machine guns on the aircraft of World War II. It was manufactured by Hughes Aircraft Company, Armament Division, Hollywood, California. This company was owned by the famous celebrity, Howard Hughes. For actual text on feeder, see pictures.
Airframe 2014.16.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) scrap of fabric from the 1911 Wright EX Vin Fiz airplane.
Airplane 2015.005.1 Ohio History Connection Collection One Culver Dart Airplane. Manufactured by the Dart Aircraft Corporation in Columbus, Ohio in 1938. Weight: 922 lbs. Dimensions: 72 in. x 354 in. x 216 in. (approximated). NC# 18449
Airplane 2014.69.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One 1928 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft. It is named the "City of Port Clinton." Specifications: Manufacturer: Ford Motor Co. Aircraft Type: Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Model: 5-AT-B Mfr. Year: 1928 Serial No. 5-AT-8 Engines: Pratt & Whitney R985 Series Engine Type: Reciprocating Registration Type: Corporation Registration No. N9645
Airplane, Military 2011.1.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One B-25 Mitchell Bomber. The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber that was manufactured by North American Aviation. It was named in honor of Major General William "Billy" Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. The original specs for a B-25 Mitchell are: weight: 20,300 lbs, top speed: 272 mph, wingspan: 68', length: 53', range: 1,350 miles, cruise speed: 230 mph, engine type: radial engines. Specs for B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Georgie's Gal: Model: B-25J-30-NC Serial Number: 44-86777 NAA Mfg. Number: 108-47531 FAA Registration: N345BG Mfg. Plant: Fairfax - Kansas City, Kansas Completion Date: Mid 1945 Delivery Date: July 2, 1945 Status: Flying Owner: Liberty Aviation Museum Location: Port Clinton, Ohio
Airplane, Radio Controlled 2014.10.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) radio controlled replica of CAF's P-51 Mustang Red Tail.
Airplane, Radio Controlled 2015.51.1 Meacham Collection One yellow engine powered "Piper" model airplane.
Airplane, Tie-Down 2014.3.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) kit, military aircraft tie-down, zippered canvas pouch.
Album, Photograph 2013.5.1.6 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) Navy Aviation photo album.
Album, Photograph 2015.004.9 Rickert Collection One photo album with seventeen (small) various personal photos of Harvey A. Rickert and family and some of the plane that he was training in during USAAF pilot training, while in flight. The photo album is tan with golden metal clips on the corners.
Anchor 2014.19.5 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) anchor for PT Boat.
Antenna 2014.37.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) antenna with insulators for PT boat.
Armband, MP 2014.39.1 Crosser Collection A military police arm band of the Ohio National Guard, 37th Division. It is navy blue with white lettering that reads, "MP" and has an oval flap with the ONG 37th Division patch. There are three sets of three (male end) snaps that allow for adjustment of the armband to an MP's arm and one set of three (female end) snaps that attach to the male end snaps for securing the armband. The is a strap at the top of the oval that attaches it to the shoulder boards of a military shirt. The primary colors of the armband are navy blue, read and white.
Art, Nose 2015.62.1 Bavincak Collection A replica panel of the nose art from "The Great Artiste" B29 Superfortress from the WWII era. The Great Artiste was a USAAF bomber that most famously assisted as an observation plane during the drop of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Art, Trench 2015.9.1 Sneary Collection A piece of trench art made from a 105 mm shell casing. It is an ashtray that also resembles a P-38 aircraft. It is made of brass and copper. The aircraft, in part, is constructed from 30.06 shell casings and 50 cal. ammunition rounds. On the bottom of the ashtray/shell casing it reads, "Made by Richard Sneary In the Admiralty Islands, So. Pacific, 1944." Other original stamping reads,"105 MM M14, LOT 3319-3, F.A. 1940." The primer cap reads, "MI BI AI, 1940, PA, 2916-83."
Art, Trench 2014.60.1 Deal Collection A trench art sculpture made from aluminum in the shape of a P-38 aircraft. It has green and red plastic pieces for its windows, engine and on its wings. It is free-standing on a steel rod that goes into a marble sculpture base. The marble base is brown, tan and whitish in color. There are freehand swirl patterns that have been carved/cut into the marble. This piece of trench art was made by an Italian prisoner of war while incarcerated at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio during World War II. It was made sometime between 1942-1945.
Art, Trench 2015.001.1 Smith Collection A World War I or World War II piece of trench art. It is English in origin and was made by a member of the British military personnel. The primer cap from the cannon round is dated 1916. The piece was made from a 20mm shell and 17 pounder round. The 20mm round was cut in half and made into a cigarette/cigar lighter and the ashtray section was made from the primer cap of the 17 pounder round. On the outside is scroll-work that is in the shape of laurel branches.
Art, Trench 2014.15.20 Wargo Collection One piece of trench art made by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman while serving in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF during World War II. It watch section of a Bulova wristwatch that was set on a stainless steel metal band and is flanked by a physically split set of sterling silver USAAF bombadier wings. The wings were originally one piece but were cut in half to decorate the watch that was set onto the stainless steel band. The watch is a rose gold color and is no longer in operating condition.
Article 2013.21.12 Erma Smith Collection This article highlights the exploits of John F. Kennedy while serving on PT 109 during World War II. This article was owned by James W. Smith who was a Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on PT Boat 524 of the U.S. Navy. It was published by "The Yacht" magazine in August, 1987.
Artwork 2016.19.1 Beres Collection One framed artwork with three pieces. The overall size of the frame is 34" x 27." Piece #1: A print published by Zebra Publishing of Ontario, Canada, but was originally rendered by R.G. Smith portraying the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The catalog number from the publishing website is catalog no. 0827. The title of the print is "A Day Of Infamy - Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor" (see bio of R.G. Smith in provenance). Piece #2: (lower left corner) One 10.5" x 9.5" original Japanese newspaper article reporting on the attack of Pearl Harbor. Donor indicated that the text may be a song(?). Piece #3: One 10.5" x 9.5" original handpainted artwork by the hand of Admiral Sankichi Takahashi of the Imperial Japanese Navy, ca. 1930s. It appears to be a small island scene of trees in the midst of a waterway.
Artwork 2016.20.1 Kelly Collection One 20.75" x 26.5" framed, ca. 1935, calendar section. At the bottom of the print are the words, "Just Wait Till I Grow Up." The print portrays a little boy with a flying cap and goggles on his head, sitting on a rock with a small dog at his side, as he looks to the sky as airplanes fly over head as if in a daydream state of mind. The chief colors of the calendar print are blue, red, white, brown, black, green, tan. The print was apparently part of a calendar from 1935. The frame used to frame the calendar print was placed around the print in the 1930s. In the lower right corner is the painted/printed name of the artist, "Eugene Iverd." The calendar, plausibly, was printed by The Thomas (Thos.) D. Murphy Company, formerly, of Red Oak, Iowa. The Murphy Co. printed art calendars and claimed to be the birthplace of the inception of the art calendar.
Ascot 2014.63.54 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A red military ascot that was used for either a US Army Artillery or Corps of Engineer's Class A uniform. It has three Scovill snaps and one attaching snap that would allow for adjustment of tightness to the soldiers neck.
Ashtray 2014.42.1 Liberty Aviation Museum A brass ashtray with the Torpedo Squadron 39 logo in the middle of the tray. The exact wording on logo reads, "Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Thirty-NIne."
Automobile 2015.10.1 Hartley Collection A 1931 Chrysler Six Automobile. It is a 4 door sedan (CM). Its primary colors are various shades of green, woodtones and chrome. It has a flathead six cylinder engine. It has had minor restoration and is nearly in original condition.
Automobile 2015.50.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One 1921 Ford Model T Depot Hack. The primary colors are black and woodtones. It has a 4 passenger capacity with a hauling storage area in the back. The seats appear(?) to be upholstered in black leather. The majority of its body is wood sitting on a typical Ford Model T frame. It has a 4 cylinder, 4 cycle engine, internal combustion gasoline engine, 3 crank main bearings, splash lubricated and water cooled. The engine displacement is 177 cubic inches--2.9 liter. Fuel capacity is 10 gallons with an approx. range of 200 miles. Its top speed is 45 MPH with a normal cruising speed of 35-40 MPH. This is a Model T Depot Hack. The depot hacks, light vans, pickups, ambulances, patrol cars and paddy wagons were all custom fabricated on the basic chassis and cowling of a typical Ford Model T. The Ford Model T proved to be an excellent vehicle for its time and was affordable by the ordinary citizen and businesses alike. Its light weight of about 1200-1500 pounds made it well-suited for use on the cobble stoned and rough roads.
Badge, Cap 2014.63.37 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A cap insignia of the German Panzer Corps from World War II. The base is dark green with a white Nazi eagle above a roundel that has the thin black circle on the outer band, a thicker white circle on the second band and a red circle in the center.
Badge, Military 2015.69.9 Zeno-Moore Collection An original technician's badge for an aircraft technician in the US Army Air Forces during World War II. This badge and bar are made of sterling silver. the badge design is of two laurel leaves flanked on the left and right with an airplane engine and propeller in the center. The propellers are over the laurel leaves. There is a bar attached to the bottom of the badge that reads, "AP Mechanic." On the back of the badge is a stamp that reads, "STERLING." This insignia was awarded to and used by Charles S. Moore who served in the 1505th AAF Base Unit in the Southwest Pacific.
Badge, Military 2015.004.3 Rickert Collection One USAAF military identification badge of Harvey A. Rickert. The badge reads, "H. A. Rickert. He served during World War II as a Flight Trainer with the rank of Second Lieutenant. The badge has his photo, name and a colored USAAF logo. The original background of the badge was blue. Text on the edge of the badge indicates its maker as Western Badge & Button Co., Los Angeles." It has pin-down hasp on the back.
Bag, Barrack 2016.14.7 Goldenbogen Collection One WWII, US Army, OD barrack bag with heavy-duty white drawstring cotton cord for closure. It replaced its predecessor, the blue barrack bag, but eventually was replaced by the sturdier duffel bag. This style ended up being relegated to use as a laundry bag. This bag was the possession of Paul R. Goldenbogen who served in the US 8th Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and post WWII years as well.
Bag, Carrying 2014.15.118 Wargo Collection One WWII canvas carrying bag, aka, Musette Bag. This Musette Bag has a rear pocket with a metal button closure, and a left side cargo pocket with a snap closure. The interior is sectioned into compartments. It was very common to see different colors used in the Musette Bag, as well as the carrying strap, as wartime production was often not able to accommodate the transition from khaki to olive drab. The carrying strap is adjustable and has two metal clips [on it] that attach to two webbing straps on the bag itself. This bag has "US" stamped on the flap and the veterans [handwritten] serial number, "N-33682254." There are webbing straps with eyelets that were used to secure the main flap of the bag. These were added later in production and are not found on earlier versions of this bag. This bag was issued to and used by US Army and US Army Air Forces during World War II. It was the possession of and used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Bag, Duffel 2014.63.67 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A US military duffel bag. It is a dark OD green colored bag. There is stamped alpha-numeric text on the bag that reads, "Lt. Bobby N Curtis, 0-824324. There is also painted bars of red, green and red on the bag. These colors could be indicative of a medal that was issued during Vietnam. It was the "Civil Actions Medal, Republic of Vietnam." The Civil Actions Medal was mainly awarded to the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, but its Ally, the United States and other military personnel and/or units that performed outstanding achievements in the field of civil affairs were eligible to receive it as well.
Bag, Medic's 2014.63.4 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A WWII, Private First Class, medic's bag. Its primary color is army green. It has steel ring on the side of the bag for the carrying strap. The carrying strap is still intact and appears to have brass clips for securing the strap to the bag. There are flaps on the front and rear of the bag that helped to create extra space for the bag. Also, there is an elastic strap on the back that allowed for the carrying and storage of extra medical suuplies or etc. The following are an example its typical contents. None of the following items are present with this bag:1 X Insert, Type I with Lace, 1 X Flask with Cup, 2 Oz. Ammonia (Aromatic Spirit) (item #99250), 1X Container, Metal, N°1 (containing 12 X Swabs), Iodine, 1 X Plaster, Adhesive, Surgical, 1-in x 5 yds on spool for fixing bandages,1 X Scissors, Bandage, 2 X Pin, (Safety),12 X Bandages, (Gauze, Compressed, White, 3-in x 6 yds), 3 X Bandage, (Triangular, Compressed, White), 1 X Case, Instrument, Enlisted Men’s (containing with 1 X Forceps, Hemostatic and 1 X Scissors, Double Blunt)
Bag, Pipe 2016.30.21 Knipp Collection One green bag with imprinted text, "Perkins' Perfect "Old Root" Pipe." It is unclear whether this bag was used for a pipe or storage of pipe tobacco. This bag was the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Bag, Tool 2014.63.25 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A green tool bag with tie-down flap. The out er section of the falp reads, "US" and the inner section of the flap reads, "Bag, Tool; GS-006-75813; 5140-772-4142." It is rectangular in shape. It was used by the US Army and in which era is unknown.
Bandage 2014.15.69 Wargo Collection One US Army First Aid Packet that contains a field dressing bandage, aka, Carlisle Bandage. This particular bandage was an early edition of the Carlisle bandage that came in an OD green metal container. This type would open up and the bandage itself contained a medicated ointment/salve on the bandage. The red color on the bandage itself indicated the back of the bandage. This specific bandage is still sealed, unopened, in its original metal container.
Bar, Ribbon 2015.27.32 Fulkert Collection A WWII Good Conduct ribbon bar. The ribbon appears to be handsewn to the bar. Only one Good Conduct Medal was awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal were indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars.
Bar, Ribbon 2015.69.2 Zeno-Moore Collection An American Area ribbon bar. This medal was issued post WWII. The medal set (i.e. medal, ribbon bar) was instituted in 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Eligibility criteria: service outside the U.S. in the American theater for 30 days, or within the continental United States (CONUS) for one year. This ribbon bar was for service during World War II within the American Theater of Operations. The American Campaign Medal was established by Executive Order on November 6, 1942 and amended on March 15, 1946, which established a closing date. The medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who served in the American Theater of Operations during the period from December 7, 1941 to March 2, 1946 or was awarded a combat decoration while in combat against the enemy. The service must have been an aggregate of one year within the continental United States, or thirty consecutive days outside the continental United States, or sixty nonconsecutive days outside the continental United States, but within the American Theater of Operations. Maps of the three theaters of operations during World War II were drawn on November 6, 1942 to include the American Theater, European- African - Middle Eastern Theater and Asiatic-Pacific Theater. The American Campaign Medal and ribbon bar was designed by the Army’s Institute of Heraldry. The ribbon is azure blue with three narrow stripes of red, white and blue (United States) in the center and four stripes of white, red (Japan), black and white (Germany) near the edges. This ribbon bar was worn on a standard issue Class A uniform during regular service, whereas, the medal was on a special occasion in a ceremonial observance.
Bar, Ribbon 2016.2.7 Jacobs Collection A Navy Expert Pistol ribbon bar that was the possession of US Navy Pilot, Lt. Brad A. Jacobs who served in the US Navy, ca. 1980s. Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal Ribbon Service: Navy; Instituted: 1920; Criteria: Attainment of the minimum qualifying score for the expert level during prescribed shooting exercises; Devices: None on medal The Navy Expert Pistol Shot Badge was created at the same time as the Navy Expert Rifleman Badge and is awarded to Naval Personnel who qualify as experts with the pistol on a prescribed military course. The medallion is the same as the Expert Rifleman badge except for the raised inscription, “EXPERT PISTOL SHOT.” The ribbon is navy blue with a narrow light green stripe at each edge. Also like its rifle counterpart, the concept was later extended to provide for two additional levels of achievement with the creation of the Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon.
Bar, Tie 2015.57.2 Fox Collection One US Air Force Academy tie bar. It was used to secure a tie to a dress shirt. Its chief color is chrome with blue, light blue and white decorative logo.
Battery, Dry-Cell 2014.19.7 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) dry charge battery housed in a specially built box.
Belt 2014.63.21 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A navy blue cotton US Navy belt with chromed metal buckle.
Belt 2014.63.31 Michigan Military History Museum Collection An EM Trousers webbing belt that came in varying lengths for waist sizes but was also made in different widths for use during both WWI and WWII. Overall, it was produced and used by the US military from 1910 to 1945 and during those years there were 1 3/8" and 2" wide belts.
Belt, Ammunition 2016.27.3 McDowell Collection One US Army, M-1923 cartridge belt, dated 1943. It has ten pockets for holding/storing rifle cartridges.It attached around the waist by a large metal buckle. It is made of webbing material.
Belt, Cinch 2016.2.20 Jacobs Collection One white belt that appears and feels to be made of, possibly, nylon or something similar. It has a metal tip with a regular (chrome colored) belt buckle with fastener pin system. There are five notched holes with metal rivets for fastening belt.
Belt, Money 2014.63.24 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A khaki colored money belt that was used by U.S. military personnel during World War II. It attaches by two metal loops that cinched the belt tight to the waist. It has two pockets. One was used for currency and the other for coins. Both pockets secure by snaps.
Belt, Sam Browne 2015.26.1 A-B Liberty Aviation Museum A Sam Browne belt that was used during the Great War (World War I) by Quentin Roosevelt, son of former President Theodore Roosevelt. It is a dark leather belt with brass buckles and attachments. The belt was adopted directly from British usage and was worn by commissioned officers only in the US Army. There is a strap that crossed over the shoulder that allowed items to be carried without falling or sagging. The shoulder strap served two important purposes for Sir Gen. Sam Browne, a British Army officer, it allowed him to easily access his equipment with his lone arm and it took pressure off his waist. American officers who began wearing the belt, unofficially at first, found that the belt forced them to suck their stomachs in and stand more erect, enhancing military bearing. General John J. Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of AEF, liked the Sam Browne, and after he began wearing it, the belt became standard for officers serving with him. It became known as the "Liberty Belt" to American soldiers and officers. (A) Belt (B) Strap
Belt, Uniform 2014.15.30 Wargo Collection One OD green army belt. It is made of webbing material and has a brass buckle.
Belt, Uniform 2015.104.22 Brown Collection An original USMC military issue belt made of webbing material. Color: khaki, buckle and metal parts: brass. Imprinted text on buckle: U.S. [unknown logo/maker's mark], stamped text on belt/webbing: D.L. Brown. This belt was issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam. ca. late 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Belt, Web 2014.63.70 Michigan Military History Museum Collection This is a dark blue cotton webbing waist belt and a three piece black painted buckle with non-adjusting grip on one end and a black painted metal tip on the other. Stamped into the metal buckle on underside is text that reads, "U.S., TNGI."
Belt, Web 2016.2.15 Jacobs Collection One khaki webbing material belt. It has a brass tip, but no buckle for fastening. Stamped on the inside of the belt in black ink, is the text, "Jacobs, B.A."
Belt, Web 2016.2.16 Jacobs Collection One khaki webbing material belt. It has a brass tip, but no buckle for fastening. Stamped on the inside of the belt in black ink, is the text, "Jacobs, B.A."
Belt, Web 2016.2.17 Jacobs Collection One dress white webbing material belt. It has a brass tip and a brass belt buckle for fastening. Stamped on the belt buckle is the text, "Made in U.S.A., Solid Brass."
Belt, Web 2016.2.18 Jacobs Collection One white webbing material belt. It has a brass tip, but no buckle for fastening. Stamped on the inside of the belt in black ink, is the text, "Jacobs, B.A."
Belt, Web 2016.2.19 Jacobs Collection One white webbing material belt. It has a brass tip, but no buckle for fastening. Stamped on the inside of the belt in black ink, is the text, "Jacobs, B.A."
Belt, Web 2016.2.24 Jacobs Collection One dress blues webbing material belt. It has a brass tip and a brass belt buckle for fastening. Stamped on the belt buckle is the text, "Solid Brass, Made in U.S.A."
Belt, Web 2016.2.25 Jacobs Collection One khaki webbing material belt. It has a brass tip and a brass belt buckle for fastening. Stamped on the belt buckle is the text, "Solid Brass, Made in U.S.A."
Beret 2015.28.4 Messner Collection The "Delberet," a pill-box hat designed for Delta by Mae Hanauer of New York, replaced the traditional overseas cap style. This French blue beret was from a former Delta Airlines stewardess that worked for Delta from 1959 to 1961. Her uniform was worn on the second flight out of Seattle in 1959 on a DC-8. The stewardess that wore this uniform served very notable individuals, in first-class service, during here tenure with Delta, such as Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Isaac Stearne, Jerry Lewis and more. She was employed with Delta for 18 months from 1959 to 1961. She stated that the interview process for becoming a stewardess for Delta lasted 8 hours.
Blouse 2015.28.3 Messner Collection A white blouse from a former Delta Airlines stewardess that worked for Delta from 1959 to 1961. The size of the blouse is 10P. The style is Petite Stretch. Her uniform was worn on the second flight out of Seattle in 1959 on a DC-8. It is light blue and the blouse is white. The blouse may nor be original to the uniform. The stewardess that wore the uniform served very notable individuals, in first-class service, during here tenure with Delta, such as Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Isaac Stearne, Jerry Lewis and more. She was employed with Delta for 18 months from 1959 to 1961. She stated that the interview process for becoming a stewardess for Delta lasted 8 hours.
Board, Shoulder 2013.5.1.5 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) set Navy flyers' board insignia.
Board, Shoulder 2014.63.76 Michigan Military History Museum Collection This rank shoulder boards were manufactured in Germany during the 1980's for harsh battlefield conditions during the Iran-Iraq War from September 1980 to August 1988. They were made from nylon to keep them looking good even if they were soaked in wet from the rain and mud endured in combat. This particular set is for the junior officer rank, "MULAZIM," which is equivalent to the US military's rank of Second Lieutenant.
Board, Shoulder 2014.63.77 Michigan Military History Museum Collection This rank shoulder boards were manufactured in Germany during the 1980's for harsh battlefield conditions during the Iran-Iraq War from September 1980 to August 1988. They were made from nylon to keep them looking good even if they were soaked in wet from the rain and mud endured in combat. This particular set is for the junior officer rank, "MULAZIM AWWAL" which is equivalent to the US military's rank of First Lieutenant.
Board, Shoulder 2014.63.78 Michigan Military History Museum Collection This rank shoulder boards were manufactured in Germany during the 1980's for harsh battlefield conditions during the Iran-Iraq War from September 1980 to August 1988. They were made from nylon to keep them looking good even if they were soaked in wet from the rain and mud endured in combat. This particular set is for the officer rank, "NAQEEB" which is equivalent to the US military's rank of Captain.
Board, Shoulder 2014.63.79 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection This rank shoulder boards were manufactured in Germany during the 1980's for harsh battlefield conditions during the Iran-Iraq War from September 1980 to August 1988. One is made from nylon to keep them looking good even if they were soaked in wet from the rain and mud endured in combat and the other is made from wool. This particular set is for the officer rank, "RA'ID" which is equivalent to the US military's rank of Major.
Board, Shoulder 2014.63.80 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection This rank shoulder boards were manufactured in Germany during the 1980's for harsh battlefield conditions during the Iran-Iraq War from September 1980 to August 1988. They are made from nylon to keep them looking good even if they were soaked in wet from the rain and mud endured in combat. This particular set is for the officer rank, "MUQADDAM" which is equivalent to the US military's rank of Lt. Colonel.
Board, Shoulder 2014.63.81 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection This rank shoulder boards were manufactured in Germany during the 1980's for harsh battlefield conditions during the Iran-Iraq War from September 1980 to August 1988. They are made from nylon to keep them looking good even if they were soaked in wet from the rain and mud endured in combat. This particular set is for the officer rank, " 'AQID" which is equivalent to the US military's rank of Colonel.
Board, Shoulder 2014.63.82 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection This rank shoulder boards were manufactured in Germany during the 1980's for harsh battlefield conditions during the Iran-Iraq War from September 1980 to August 1988. They are made from nylon to keep them looking good even if they were soaked in wet from the rain and mud endured in combat. This particular set is for the officer rank, "LIWA' " which is equivalent to the US military's rank of Major General.
Board, Shoulder 2014.63.83 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection This rank shoulder boards were manufactured in Germany during the 1980's for harsh battlefield conditions during the Iran-Iraq War from September 1980 to August 1988. They are made from nylon to keep them looking good even if they were soaked in wet from the rain and mud endured in combat. This particular set was for the officer rank, "MAHIB" which is equivalent to the British rank of Field Marshal. "MAHIB" was the highest military rank and the commander-in-chief of the military until 2003. This rank is reserved for the sovereign of Iraq. It is portrayed by two crossing swords and two wheat plants around it with the republican eagle above the swords. However, this rank is no longer in use by the new Iraqi Army. Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, fourth President of Iraq, was the first president who held this rank during his term in office, followed by Saddam Hussein.
Boat, Patrol 2012.31.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One patrol torpedo boat, aka, PT Boat. It was built by Annapolis Yacht Yard Inc. in Annapolis, Maryland, under license from the Vosper Thornycroft company of Great Britain. It has been restored & reconfigured to resemble an Elco PT-Boat. The designation for this boat is PT-728. Specifications: Length: 72' long, 19' at the beam, Weight: 47 tons, Power plant: 3 Packard marine engines--4,050 total horsepower (former engines, now has MAN diesel engines), Max speed: 38 knots, Crew: 13, Armament: 1 x 20mm Oerlikon gun, 4 x 50 cal machine guns, 2 x 21" torpedoes. Once finished the boat will be renamed "Thom Cat" in honor of CO, Lenny Thom, the Commanding Officer of PT-587, who served on PT-109 as the Executive Officer for John F. Kennedy, the Commander of that boat. Lenny Thom was originally from Sandusky, Ohio.
Bomb, Practice 2016.27.7 McDowell Collection One US Navy MK 15 practice bomb. The MK-15 was a 100-lb. practice bomb used by the United States Navy. According to OP 1280 "Aircraft Bombs" that was published by the Navy on 17 February 1945, the MK-15 MOD 2 was in service at that time. This particular armament seems to be a Vietnam era bomb due to the 1960s manufacturing date in the stenciling, "1065," translated, October 1965. The nipple on the nose is the cotter pin and firing pin assembly. The round plate with two holes on the nose was used for filling the bomb with a water-sand mixture. There are two arch type brackets on the main body of the bomb that were used for transporting and loading the bomb. It has a square tail-fin assembly that was used for guiding the bomb when it was dropped. Its chief color is aqua blue. There is white paint stenciled alpha-numeric text that reads, "U.S. Navy Practice Bomb MK 15, Mod. 4; Water-Sand Fill; 100 LB. Dimensions-Capacity 4.55 Gal.; Dell Industries Cont., No. N104-4438-A; Lot No. 18, Insp. Stamp; Dt. Mfg. 1065, FSN 1325-092-9987-E980."
Bomb, Practice 2016.27.8 McDowell Collection One US Navy MK 15 practice bomb. The MK-15 was a 100-lb. practice bomb used by the United States Navy. According to OP 1280 "Aircraft Bombs" that was published by the Navy on 17 February 1945, the MK-15 MOD 2 was in service at that time. This particular armament seems to be a Vietnam era bomb due to the 1960s manufacturing date in the stenciling, "1065," translated, October 1965. The nipple on the nose is the cotter pin and firing pin assembly. The round plate with two holes on the nose was used for filling the bomb with a water-sand mixture. There are two arch type brackets on the main body of the bomb that were used for transporting and loading the bomb. It has a square tail-fin assembly that was used for guiding the bomb when it was dropped. Its chief color is aqua blue. There is white paint stenciled alpha-numeric text that reads, "U.S. Navy Practice Bomb MK 15, Mod. 4; Water-Sand Fill; 100 LB. Dimensions-Capacity 4.55 Gal.; Dell Industries Cont., No. N104-4438-A; Lot No. 18, Insp. Stamp; Dt. Mfg. 1065, FSN 1325-092-9987-E980."
Book 2014.5.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) book, paperback, PT Boats: Ballantine's Illustrated History of World War II Weapons, Book No. 13, by Bryan Cooper, Ballantine Books, Inc., 101 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10003, June 1970.
Book 2014.9.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) book. They Were Expendable, by W. L. White; The World Publishing Company, 2231 W 110th St, Cleveland, Ohio, 1942.
Book 2014.17.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Thirty-three (33) hardcover books and fifteen (15) softcover books, all WWII history.
Book 2013.21.6 Erma Smith Collection This book describes the the development and technical characterisitcs of the diverse types of Patrol Torpedo Crafts that served in the United States Navy from 1940 to 1945.This book was owned by James W. Smith who was a Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on PT Boat 524 of the U.S. Navy, which is listed in this book as well. It was produced by the PT Boat Museum and Library in Memphis, Tennessee.
Book 2013.21.10 Erma Smith Collection This book highlights the destruction and survival of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and some of his crew after their patrol torpedo boat, PT 109 was rammed by a Japanese naval vessel, plus the the remainder of Kennedy's exploits during World War II. This book was owned by James W. Smith who was a Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on PT Boat 524 of the U.S. Navy. It was published by McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1961. It is a second edition printing.
Book 2013.001.11 Frawley-Keimer Collection A book written by Robert J. Donovan and copyrighted and distributed in 1961 that is about President John F. Kennedy's days of service in World War II as the Commander of PT Boat 109. This book is a first edition printing.
Book 2015.7.1 Liberty Aviation Museum A book that details the history of the Chrysler Corporation and its automobiles from 1924 through 1985. The authors of the book are Richard M. Langworth and Jan P. Norbye. It was copyrighted in 1985 and was published by Beekman House of New York City.
Book 2014.47.1 Mead Collection A book of remembrance that pays respect to World War II veterans. The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight organization takes World War II veterans on day-long journey filled with events for the veterans that is "filled with laughter, tears and reverence for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice" during time of war. This particular book contains signatures of World War II veterans that were honored in this book.
Book, Aircraft 2013.16.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Twenty-four (24) volumes of Jane's Aircraft reference books, ranging from 1993 to 2009.
Book, Aircraft 2013.38.5 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) book, Pictorial History of the U.S. Air Force, by David Mondey, Arco Publishing Company, Inc., New York, NY, 1971.
Book, Aircraft 2013.39.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) set (21 volumes) Time-Life books, The Epic of Flight.
Book, Aircraft 2014.35.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) booklet, "Know Your War Planes", 1943, distributed by Coca-Cola Co.
Book, Aircraft 2015.6.1 Liberty Aviation Museum A portfolio used for for aircraft log books. The printed text on the front reads, "AIRCRAFT LOG BOOK, ATI AIR TRANSPORT, INC. AIRCRAFT SALES, BUCKEYE VALLEY AIRPORT, BOX 778, HEBRON, OHIO 43025, TELEPHONE (614) 864-2962, "GOING YOUR WAY SINCE 1948."" It has a metal zipper and has a three-ring binder system with two inner pockets.
Book, Aircraft 2014.51.1 Zeager Collection A book detailing the history and service of the 8th Air Service Group and its units prior to and during World War II.
Book, Aircraft 2014.51.2 Zeager Collection A book detailing the history and service of the Thirteenth Air Force in World War II.
Book, Instruction 2013.7.1.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) book, Celestial Air Navigation, Technical Manual, War Department, Restricted, TM 1-206, on front cover. Date on Page 1 "War Department, Washington, March 4, 1941". Total 227 pages.
Book, Instruction 2013.7.1.4 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) book, Navigators' Information File, Date on first page is April, 1944.
Book, Instruction 2013.5.1.8 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) instructional booklet on parachutes.
Book, Instruction 2014.30.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Approximately forty (40) booklets. Most are from the "Commercial Aeronautics [training course], Junior Air Service of America, 75 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, ILL."
Book, Instruction 2015.5.1 Liberty Aviation Museum A booklet that tells the story of the Hamilton Standard 54H60 Propeller System used on the gas turbine engine to form the "turbo prop" powerplant.
Book, Instruction 2015.5.2 Liberty Aviation Museum A booklet that is a pilot's guide to understanding the AN/APN-169A Intraformation Positioning Set used in C-130s. It was published by the Sierra Research Corporation of Buffalo, N.Y.
Book, Instruction 2015.5.3 Liberty Aviation Museum A United States Air Force pilot's flight crew check lists book for THE C-130, C-130E and the C-130H. This particular series book was published 18 March 1982 and updated to Change 3--22 August 1985. This book was the property of Major John Davenport of the United Air Force who was stationed at Dyess AFB, Texas.
Book, Ration 2013.19.1 Ward Collection One WWII ration stamp book. Issued to "Virginia L Pettry, 4230 Spruce, New Boston, Ohio. Age: 30, Sex: Female, 165 lbs., 5 ft. 5 ½ in., Occupation: Shoe Worker. War Ration Book No. 3, #849715 AQ." Book was issued by "Unites States of America Office of Price Administration". The book retains three full pages of ration stamps, showing evidence that one full page (forty-eight stamps per page) and one stamp from the forth page were used. Total stamps remaining are 191 of 336. The text "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943" appears on back cover, lower right corner. There is an official OPA stamp that was originally stamped on the upper right front cover.
Boot, Military 2014.15.4 A-B Wargo Collection One set of World War II USAAF Type A-6 aviator's boots.This style is rarely found in the large size as of recent years. These boots were worn by most aircrew in Europe and sometimes in the Pacific Theater. They were supplied with a internal liner shoe called A-7 made of felt material. The A-6 is seen commonly in bomber and fighter aircrew photos due to the warmth the boots gave at high altitude. During parachute bailouts, commonly the boots would fall off due to loose fittings and the high shock/speed of the parachute opening. These boots were made by U.S. Rubber Company. A few different manufacturers made these A-6 style boots in WW2. They are brown and have the USAAF logo on calve portion of the boot with text underneath, "Army Air Forces." There is a manufacturer's tag on the tongue of the boot with text, "Type A-6, Large, Spec. 94-3081, Contract W535AC28371, U.S. Rubber Co., Property: Air Force, U.S. Army." (A) Left Boot (B) Right Boot
Borescope 2016.15.1 Liberty Aviation Museum (A) Borescope: One telescopic boresight for a 20mm Oerlikon gun. It was manufactured by W.R. Weaver Co. located in El Paso, Texas. The scope is the Model 330. It is set into special apparatus made specifically for the Oerlikon gun. The 330 Weaver scope was also popularly used on early WWII M1903A4 rifles. The 330 Weaver, as well as the 440, were Weaver's finest hunting scopes. The 330 has a magnification of 2 3/4X. It has an eye relief of 3 - 5 1/2 inches. Adjustments for the 330 for elevation and windage are internal. (B) Metal Box: The storage box is grey and rectangular and has inner metal brackets that safely and securely hold the scope in place. There are three cloth bags of "Protek-Sorb" inside of the box, that appear to be original with the box, that helped to absorb moisture out of the air to protect the scope from rust and corrosion.
Box, Ammunition 2016.7.1 Hixenbaugh Collection A wooden ammunition box. On the top of the box is text, "Small Arms Ammunition." On the front and right side of the box is duplicated text, "Cal. .5? (plausibly .50 caliber); T1IGP; Ball; 98 LB. 1.50 CU. FT.; Repacked Lot," (other unreadable stamped text). There are also two images on the box, one of a chain of ammunition that resembles .50 caliber rounds and the other is the US Army ordinance symbol (a flaming bomb). There are also two paper labels on the box, unsure of one and the other appears to be a former Railway Express label. The has handwritten text filled in on form, "No. Pieces: 4, Receipt No.: C824443, Date: 11/25/66" Inside of the box are stamped numbers, bottom of box: 20, box lid: 20. The box is secured by a lid that has six holes that slip over six threaded studs protruding from the top of the box. These studs originally had wings nuts to secure lid, but are now missing.
Box, Armament 2016.27.4 McDowell Collection One wooden box that was used to store fragmentary hand grenades, w/ metal locking clasp and rope handles. The box has stamped text, "???? 30 ??? LNAD HAND FRAG; DELA M67 ???? M213; COMP B; WT 53; CU 1.4; LD 6-74; LOT LS-56-642."
Box, Armament 2016.27.5 McDowell Collection One wooden box that was used to store mortar rounds for the M1 and/or M29 mortar cannon, w/ metal locking clasp and rope handles. The box has stamped text, "Ammunition for Cannon with Explosive Projectiles (top lid); 1315 00 498 6407-3255; WT. 51; CU. 1.4; Loaded 6-75; 3 Cartridge 81 MM HE M374A2 W/Fuze, PD M524A6 For Mortars M1 and M29; LOT-MA-138-33; Comp B (front side); C256; LOT-MA-138-33 (right side); Bennett Box & Pallet Co., Inc., Centerville, Iowa, June 1975, ???? C9230176, REV. M, P (bottom of box)."
Box, Armament 2016.27.6 McDowell Collection One wooden box that was used to store and transport M115A2 Ground Burst Simulator projectiles, w/ metal locking clasp and rope handles. The box has stamped text, "???????? 26, L594; ???????? Projectile; ????????? M115A2; Lot Low- 8-4; WT. 73, CU. 3.8, Loaded 4-78 (front side)."
Box, Cigarette 2016.30.19 Knipp Collection One metal Egyptian cigarettes box. The brand was "M. Melachrino & Co. Inc." They had location in Cairo, New York, Montreal and London. The box originally contained 100 cigarettes. This cigarette box was the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Box, Storage 2014.19.3 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) mahogany storage box for operations and maintenance manuals.
Box, Trinket 2013.001.10 Frawley-Keimer Collection A box made by Mary Ellen Frawley, youngest sister of Lenny Thom. This box commemorates, Lenny Thom's service and duty while serving in the US Navy during World War II. On the top of the box are a postcards and a letter written by Thom to his family. Also, a picture of his him in the upper left and of his Squadron in the lower right. On the left side of the box is a coin from Columbia, Philippines (?) There is also a Kennedy 1960 Presidential Campaign PT-109 Boat Pin. It is gold toned with "Kennedy" embossed on the bow. It was developed by Frank Allen as part of the JFK Presidential campaign promotional items. There is a cloth flower on the left side as well that is from a WWII Japanese Pilot's scarf. On the right side of the box is a piece of scrap metal from a Japanese WWII fighter plane. The contents of the box are as follows: a United States Marine Corps Window Hanger, WWII commemoration patch, a Semper Fi window decal, an Iwo Jima commemorative plate, six wartime letters that were written by Lenny Thom to his sister, Mary Ellen and mother while he was in the Navy, an obituary of his daughter--Christine Thom Kelley, a picture of him in his uniform and of his tombstone. One letter, Red Cross Stationery, mentions some items that he sent home to his family where he asks them to send some of the items to John F. Kennedy's family in Massachusetts.
Bracket 2015.56.6 Slater Collection A metal bracket set on a piece of plywood that is for a WWII era fire extinguisher for a US Navy PT Boat.
Buckle, Belt 2014.15.59 Wargo Collection A brass officer's belt buckle used in the US Army, ca. 1940s. It cinched the belt in place by a tension pin. On the bottom of the buckle there is text, "Solid Brass, U.S.A." The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Buckle, Belt 2014.15.60 Wargo Collection A brass officer's belt buckle used in the US Army, ca. 1940s. It cinched the belt in place by a tension pin. On the bottom of the buckle there is text, "Solid Brass." The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Buckle, Belt 2014.15.61 Wargo Collection A metal officer's belt buckle used in the US Army, ca. 1940s. It cinched the belt in place by a tension pin. The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Buckle, Belt 2014.15.62 Wargo Collection A brass (with dark finish) enlisted personnel belt buckle used in the US Army, ca. 1940s. It cinched the belt in place by a serrated metal edge. The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Buckle, Belt 2014.15.63 Wargo Collection A metal (with dark finish) enlisted personnel belt buckle used in the US Army, ca. 1940s. It cinched the belt in place by a serrated metal edge. The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Buckle, Belt 2016.2.14 Jacobs Collection One metal belt buckle. It has a molded image of a panther or some type of big predatorial cat. Imprinted text: (Obverse) "EA-6B Prowler 1986" (Reverse) "Raytheon". Apparently issued to pilots and crew of US Navy EA-6B Prowler aircraft by the Raytheon Corporation. This belt buckle was the possession of Lt. Brad A. Jacobs who was a pilot in the United States Navy during the 1980s on EA-6B Prowler jets.
Buckle, Belt 2016.28.32 Feher Collection One mock-up belt buckle of the Wells Fargo & Co. A large brass belt buckle. The belt buckle has an image of three people sitting around a table with dishes and tableware. The imprinted text on the obverse of the belt buckle reads, "Wells Fargo & Co., Negro Hill." On the obverse of the belt buckle are imitation logos with imprinted text that reads, "Tiffany & Co., 22 Regent St., London, England; A.J. Nash, X2282, A. Col.; TNY [logo], Tiffany*Broadway*New York; Reward, If Return With Belt & Attachment C.O.D. To An W.F. & Co. Banking House in CAL."
Bugle 2016.28.31 Feher Collection One replica Hitler Youth bugle. It is made of brass, has a copper plate on rear of bugle. A red, blue and yellow cord with tassels is attached to the handle of the bugle. On the front of the bugle on the bell is the Nazi state symbol (eagle with spread wings on top of wreath with swastika in the middle of wreath). The mouthpiece is removable.
Bullet 2016.30.18.1-30 Knipp Collection Thirty (30) .45 caliber ammunition rounds. The headstamps on the cartridges indicate four different manufacturers. Two (2) cartridges have the headstamp, "W, 17" which "W" stands for Winchester Repeating Arms Co. of Bridgeport, CT. and "17" stands for the manufacturing date (year) of 1917. One (1) cartridge has the headstamp, "U.S.C.CO., 17" which represented the United States Cartridge Co. of Lowell, MA. and the "17" stands for manufacturing date (year) of 1917. Seven (7) cartridges have the headstamp, "U.S.C.CO., 18" which represented the United States Cartridge Co. of Lowell, MA. and the "18" stands for manufacturing date (year) of 1918. Fourteen (14) cartridges have the headstamp, "REM-UMC, 17" which represented the Remington Arms Co. of Bridgeport, CT. (the UMC portion was "Union Metallic Cartridge") and the "17" represents the manufacturing date (year) of 1917. Six (6) cartridges have the headstamp, "P.C.CO., 18" which represents the former powder and cartridge company, Peters Cartridge Co. that was located in Kings Mill, OH. (near Cincinnati) and the "18" stands for the manufacturing date (year) of 1918. These bullets were the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Burner, Alcohol 2012.23.1 Vollmer Collection A Korean War-era military portable stove (alcohol burner), It was manufactured by Rogers Mfg. of Akron, Ohio in 1952.
Button, Military 2014.15.64 A-J Wargo Collection A collection of ten brass buttons on a piece of string/cord. There are four large buttons and six small buttons. Two of the large buttons have stamped text on the back, "Waterbury Button Co. Conn." and the other two have the text, "Superior Quality." The six small buttons have the text, "Superior Quality." The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Button, Promotional 2015.27.52 Fulkert Collection An lapel button commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II. The text on the button is as follows: "A GRATEFUL NATION REMEMBERS, 1941-45, WORLD WAR II, 1991-1995."
Camera, Aircraft 2016.17.1 A-E Hayes Donation One US Navy, K20 aircraft camera. Black metal body; 4x5 format; 162mm f4.5 lens w/ black carrying case; three (3) type 1B, Class N Kodak film canisters (two yellow & one green). There is an O&R NORVA label on it indicating that it was overhauled and refurbished in January 1968 in Norfolk, Virginia, plausibly at the Norfolk Naval Base. (A) Camera (B) Carrying Case (C-D) Yellow Kodak Film Canisters (E) Green Kodak Film Canister
Can 2014.15.12 Wargo Collection One WWII Emergency Drinking Water can. It is rectangular in shape with a black plastic/Bakelite(?) cap. Its principle color is grey. Text on both sides of the can reads[the same], "Property, U.S. Government; Emergency Drinking Water; Specification AN-W-5b; Packed by Continental Can Co. Inc." On the bottom of the can is indistinguishable text. This particular style [empty] can of emergency drinking water was used by the USAAF and US Navy air crews during World War II. This can was the possession of Staff Sergeant Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th USAAF in B-29 Superfortresses in China-Burma-India Theater during the war.
Can, Food Storage 2015.79.1 Thurman Collection One US military food ration in an OD green can. On the top of the can is stamped numerical text, "12 9 68", likely representing the date, 9 December 1968, that it was canned or would expire. The ration is pound cake and the original cake is still in the can and unopened. There is alphanumeric text on the obverse of the can, "Pound Cake; Net Weight 2.2 Oz.; American Bread Company, Nashville, Tenn.; Contents: Flour, Shortening, Sugar, Whole Eggs, Salt, Pure Flavor." This ration was the possession of Lt. Col. Jack W. Thurman who served in the US Air Force from the mid 1950s thru the mid 1970s. Lt. Col. Thurman served was stationed in Alaska and served in Vietnam during the war.
Can, Jerry 2016.27.1 McDowell Collection One OD green, US Marine Corps, Jerry Can that was used for fresh water distribution. It has large X's stamped into the side of it, the word, "WATER" is stenciled in black on the sides of the can. At the top and sides of the can, is other stamped text: (top of can) "USMC; DSA-400-77-C-1551; 1977" (sides of can) "US". It has a 5 gallon capacity and has a cream white colored interior.
Can, Tobacco 2016.30.20 Knipp Collection One metal can for cigarette tobacco. It was from the popular brand, "Prince Albert." The can has a 1910 sales tax label on the top lid. This tobacco can was the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Candle 2016.30.17 Knipp Collection One Swiss Army candle (possibly), WWI era. Its shape and wick makes it plausible that it was and is a Swiss Army candle. The candle has pronounced nipple at the top of the candle with an unwaxed, cotton wick. This candle was the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Cap, Aviator's 2015.14.1 A-B Liberty Aviation Museum (A) An aviator's World War I visor cap. This was the original cap used by Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Eddie Rickenbacker, during World War I. Eddie Rickenbacker was an ace pilot during the European conflict. The visor is brown and shows signs of wear. The cap badge is US Army and the buttons have the US Army logo as well. The colors of the cap are tweed green and brown. (B) A wooden hat stand. It has a square ornate wooden base with a crushed velvet top. Protruding from the base is a wooden dowel that extends upward with an oval shaped wooden platform with a padded base that is covered with a burgundy crushed velvet fabric. The color has been stained with a mahogany colored stain.
Cap, Aviator's 2014.63.46 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One white woolen winter cap used by the German Luftwaffe during the 1930s through 1945. It is a large cap with a soft leather visor. On the front of the cap is a German insignia that is indicative of the Luftwaffe because of its swept wings showing that it is in flight. Below that is a roundel with a thicker outer black border, then a thinner and smaller white circle and a red dot in the center. Inside of the cap is a stamp with a square border and inside of it is the Nazi eagle symbol followed by alpha numeric text that reads, "A12, 1935." Below that (outside of the square) is numeric text that reads, "427." Below "427" is more numeric text that is crossed out with an (X) and read, "62." There is another capital letter to the right that reads, "I." A little lower to the right is alpha-numeric text, "S7." On the back of the cap is a brown leather strap for adjusting its size to the wearer. The primary colors of the cap (including insignias) are off-white, brown, blue, grey, black, white and red. This type of cap was also worn by collaborators in Finland and Sweden. Plausibly, the airmen that wore this cap could have been stationed in one of those two countries(?)
Cap, Aviator's 2014.63.47 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One khaki colored USAAF officer's overseas service cap. The cap has a black and gold speckled cord about the surface of the cap indicative of an officer's cap. The cap has a tan silk inner lining with a tan leather band. There is handwritten alpha-numeric text inside of the cap that reads, "Sayer, T-2823," which is indicative of the veteran that owned this cap. The last name being "Sayer" and the "T-2823" being part of his military serial number, particularly the last four numbers of his serial number.
Cap, Aviator's 2014.63.48 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One green wool World War I, AEF aviator's cap. The cap has an US Army Signal Corps insignia at its front section. Above that is a World War I insignia that has a set of wings with a globe of earth in the center. On the inner hat band is alpha-numeric text that reads, "1829674, AEF." The numbers may represent the veteran's serial number that owned this cap and the "AEF" are the initials for "American Expeditionary Force."
Cap, Aviator's 2014.63.51 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One World War I soft flying helmet. It was primarily a liner that went inside of a metal aviator's helmet. It is black leather. It has three snaps about the side and front of the cap that secured it to the inner section of a the metal helmet. On each side of the cap are three holes in triangular shape for venting. Inside of the cap is felt lining.
Cap, Aviator's 2015.26.2 Liberty Aviation Museum A World War I aviator's cap that belonged to Quentin Roosevelt , son of President Theodore Roosevelt. The colors are a green tweed and brown. There is a US Army logo cap badge on the front of the cap. There is a plastic diamond shaped piece in the top of the cap and a light brown leather sweat band as well.
Cap, Aviator's 2015.70.2 Pavlick Collection A pilot's cap from the former Wright Airlines that operated out of Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.The chief colors of the cap are black, silver, red and brown. Inside of the cap is a name tag with the last name, "Pavlick" written on it and the name, "Yeager" as well with lines crossed over it marking it out, with accompanying unknown text. There is stamped alpha-numeric text inside of the cap, "Manufactured by Superior Uniform Cap Co. 205 West Madison Street, Chicago, ILL.
Cap, Garrison 2016.12.3 Khoury Collection One US Army Air Force OD green garrison cap. It chief color is Army Green 44 and it has green piping about its brim. There is a square metal pin with a rounded bottom. The pins chief colors are red, white and gold. There is a crossed sword and torch on the pin with Latin text at the bottom, "Ex Scientia Robur," which translated to English means, "From Knowledge, Strength." Inside of the cap is alpha-numeric text, "Cap, Garrison; Wool; Army Green 44; Waldman Mfg. Co., Inc.; Dated: 30 Dec. 1958; DA-36-243; QM (CTM)3525; MIL-C-14012A (QMC); Pattern Date: 22 July 1957; MC & TSA; 100% Wool." Other imprinted alpha-numeric text, "7 1/2; 8405-286-5009" (7 1/2 = Cap Size)
Cap, Military 2014.57.2 Bogue Collection A World War II, Class A, M-1938, US Army officer's service cap. The primary color is army green with a russet brown leather band and a russet brown leather visor. There is a brass US Army logo badge in the middle with brass buttons on the leather band. On the inside is a plastic liner with a silk liner and a tag that reads, "Regulation Army Officer's Service Cap." The inner hat band is russet brown and there two riveted holes on holes on each side of the cap for venting.
Cap, Military 2014.63.9 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A cap for a Russian soldier during the Cold War Era. The large patch in the center with text, translated, reads, "Russian Armed Forces." There are 30 pins on the cap. Three of these pins have the likeness of Vladimir Lenin. Four pins have the likeness of a runner and the text on them, translated, reads, "Job Evaluation" and can also be defined as "discharge." There is a maker's mark inside of the cap (see images). The cap appears to be made of wool and has a gray sweat band inside of the cap.
Cap, Military 2014.63.13 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A USAF overseas cap for regular Air Force personnel. It has a union maker's tag inside that is unreadable, with the alpha-numeric characters, "N 4803542." It has an inner brown leather sweatband.
Cap, Military 2014.63.52 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One 325th Infantry Regiment beret. The 325th Infantry Regiment is a detachment of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division. The beret is maroon and has a distinctive unit insignia (DUI) and has a black leather border around the brim. The beret flash is a blue shield-shaped embroidered device with a semi-circular base with three short lines protruding from the sides. It is 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in height by 1 7/8 inches (4.76 cm) in width overall, edged with a 3/8 inch (.96 cm) white border. The DUI reads, "LET'S GO."
Cap, Military 2015.80.11 Wilkes Collection A USAAF cadet visor cap. It is OD green, brown, dark brown and blue. There is a cadet wings insignia on the front of the cap. There is a strap with two golden US Army buttons on the side. There is a size tag inside the cap with that reads, "7 1/8." There is handwritten text inside the cap, "Eugene P. Sanders, 35357035."
Cap, Military 2014.15.33 Wargo Collection One overseas service cap. The color of the cap is khaki [indicating summer wear] and the blue and orange piping indicated Army Air Forces/Corps. This cap belonged to Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in 20th Air Force of the USAAF during World War II. The cap was standard issue. This cap was manufactured by Salona Hat Co. Size 7. Text inside of the cap reads, "N2254, N-33,682,254."
Cap, Military 2014.15.34 Wargo Collection One overseas service cap. The color of the cap is OD green [indicating winter wear] and the blue and orange piping indicated Army Air Forces/Corps. This cap belonged to Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in 20th Air Force of the USAAF during World War II. The cap was standard issue. . Handwritten and stamped text inside of the cap reads, [handwritten] "Robert Newman, "33682254" and [stamped, barely visible] "N2254."
Cap, Military 2014.21.1 Mullens Collection A USAAF brown overseas cap. It has a small round insignia that is blue and white with a parachute in the middle. The color of the cap is dark brown. Inside of the cap on the sweatband is stamped text that reads, "H-9799." The sweatband is a brown leather and the cap has a brown satin liner. This cap was the property of William S. Grieve Jr. who served in the Philippines post WWII, ca. 1946.
Cap, Military 2016.2.42 Jacobs Collection One U.S. Navy officer's visor cap. The chief colors of the cap are black, white, gold and silver. The white section of the cap appears to be made of polyester. There is a U.S. Navy cap emblem. It is an Eagle with outstretched wings resting on a shield and the shield is situated on top of two anchors. The inside of the cap has imprinted text, "Bancroft Military Caps, Makers of Fine Caps for over 50 Years, Framingham, Massachusetts." In the top of the cap is a leather/vinyl piece that allows the top of the cap to be protected from perspiration and hair oils. There is imprinted text on a piece of paper in a plastic sleeve of the leather/vinyl piece that reads, "This Bancroft perspiration shield is made stitchless to keep your cap free from soiling due to seepage of perspiration and hair oils. - Another Bancroft first - Use other side of this card for identification shield." On the inside of the cap, on the black leather hat band, is more imprinted text that reads, "Bancroft Pak~Cap, trademark, Construction, US Pat. No. 3915852." There's also imprinted text on the hat band that indicates the size of the cap that reads, "7 1/8." This cap was the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Cap, Military 2016.2.43 Jacobs Collection One US Navy khaki service cap. Size: 7 3/8. Imprinted Text: "This garment is warranted to meet or exceed the standards of U. S. NAVY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS and was produced under Certificate No. 5T5-343-24 from basic materials warranted by the manufacturer to have been produced in accordance with sample under current certificate. Wash in Warm Water, Tumble Dry. 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton Bancroft Cap Co., Inc. 7 3/8 Other imprinted text: "Jacobs, B.A." Stamped in black ink inside of the cap. This cap was the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Cap, Military 2016.2.44 Jacobs Collection One US Navy khaki service cap. Size: 7 3/8. Imprinted Text: "This garment is warranted to meet or exceed the standards of U. S. NAVY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS and was produced under Certificate No. 5T5-343-24 from basic materials warranted by the manufacturer to have been produced in accordance with sample under current certificate. Wash in Warm Water, Tumble Dry. 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton Bancroft Cap Co., Inc. 7 3/8 Other imprinted text: "Jacobs, B.A." Stamped in black ink inside of the cap. This cap was the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Cap, Military 2016.2.45 Jacobs Collection One US Navy khaki service cap. Size: 7 3/8. Imprinted Text: "This garment is warranted to meet or exceed the standards of U. S. NAVY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS and was produced under Certificate No. 5T5-343-24 from basic materials warranted by the manufacturer to have been produced in accordance with sample under current certificate. Wash in Warm Water, Tumble Dry. 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton Bancroft Cap Co., Inc. 7 3/8 Other imprinted text: "Jacobs, B.A." Stamped in black ink inside of the cap. This cap was the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Cap, Military 2016.2.46 Jacobs Collection One US Navy khaki service cap. Size: 7 3/8. It has a brown leather inner brow. This cap was the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Cap, Military 2016.2.47 Jacobs Collection One US Navy khaki service cap. Size: 7 3/8. It has a brown leather inner brow. This cap was the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Cap, Military 2016.9.1 Wieber Collection A US Air Force blue visor cap, ca. 1950s. Size: 7 1/4 The exterior strap extends halfway around the cap. It has a black leather visor. The cap badge emblem is, sterling silver, with the eagle with outstretched wings with a laurel branch clutched in the right talon and arrows in the left talon, with a round crest above it with thirteen (13) stars. The underside of the visor is grey with a brown inner brow/band. The inner top of the cap has a plastic--vinyl liner that protected the top of the cap from perspiration. There are two vent holes on the left and right sides of the cap. There are two, sterling silver threaded post buttons that screw into the side of the cap to secure the black leather exterior strap. The obverse side of the button has the USAF logo surrounded by thirteen (13) stars and the reverse side of the button has the imprinted text, "B&S Mfg. Co." Imprinted text (inner): "7 1/4, S405-161-0662" (paper tag), "7 1/4" (stamped on band), "R 6144" (handwritten on band). "Cap-Service, Air Force, Wool Serge, Blue; Specification MIL-C-3095C (USAF); Society Brand Hat Co.; DA-36-243-QM (CTM) 3419; 100% Wool Exclusive of Ornamentation; 31." (Inside of Inner Hat Band)
Cap, Military 2016.12.2 Khoury Collection One US Army Air Force chocolate / OD green crushable service cap with soft leather visor. This specific cap is the “Flighter” model and was manufactured by the Bancroft Co. located in Massachusetts. These caps were widely used by fighter pilots and bomber crews in the European Theater of Operation during World War II. The single ply leather visor is very soft and pliable on the crushable Flighter model. On the inner leather sweat-band is imprinted text, "Curve Controlled, Flighter by Bancroft, U.S. Pat No.2359275." On the inner visor is handwritten text, "Flo, T.E. Khoury," indicating the veteran who owned and used this cap during WWII."
Cap, Sailor 2013.002.3 Fehrmann Collection One sailor's hat that was owned and by Reuben Fehrmann while he served on aboard the USS Enterprise CV-6 during World War II. The hat is blue and haas yellow sown text on the brim of the hat. There is a leather sweatband and leather piece (top) inside of the hat. There are stamped letters inside of the hat on the sweatband that read, "PBT."
Cap, Sailor 2015.94.4 Weber Collection One WWII navy blue cap with "U.S. NAVY" embroidered on the front in a golden color. It has a light colored inner leather sweat band and a diamond shaped, dark brown, plastic liner sewed into the top of the cap w/ what appears to be the veterans name stamped underneath of it. The inner sweat band has stamped text in two spots, "L.W. Meschke." This was the apparent naval veteran who owned this cap. It has a silk(?) ribbon on the outer hat band.
Cap, Sailor 2016.2.60 Jacobs Collection One WWII, USN khaki officer's service cap. No markings inside or out of cap.
Cap, Service 2014.63.18 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A navy blue, white and yellow golden cap from the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. One side of the cap is a patch with an eagle flying over blue waters with a bomb clutched in its talons surrounded by text that reads, "Pearl Harbor Survivors Association." On the other side of the cap is embroidered text that reads, "Pearl Harbor Survivors." There is a brown leather hat band inside the cap. There is a size tag inside the cap that indicates its size as 7 1/2.
Cap, Service 2014.63.19 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A navy blue, white and yellow golden cap from the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. One side of the cap is a patch in the middle with an eagle flying over blue waters with a bomb clutched in its talons surrounded by text that reads, "Pearl Harbor Survivors Association." On the other side of the cap is yellow golden embroidered text that reads, "Pearl Harbor Survivors."
Cap, Service 2014.63.49 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One green wool World War II, Army Corps of Engineers cap. It has a red and white speckled border indicative of US Army Engineers. The cap has a khaki colored silk lining with a brown leather band. On one end is a size tag that reads, "7 3/8."
Cap, Service 2014.63.50 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One OD green wool 1950s era US Army enlisted man's overseas service cap. It has a dark green border. The cap has a green colored silk lining with a brown leather band. There is a tag on the inner section of the cap that reads, "Cap, Garrison, MN'S, 55% Polyester, 45% Wool, Sam Bonk Uniform Cap Co., DRY CLEAN ONLY, Size: 6 7/8."
Cap, Service 2015.104.2 Brown Collection A US Marine Corps green enlisted overseas/garrison service cap with a black metal Marine Corps cap emblem. There is an inner medium green hat band with the name, "DL BROWN" stamped inside in white ink (indicating the name of the veteran who owned this cap).
Cap, Service 2016.9.2 Wieber Collection A US Air Force blue service cap, ca. 1950s. Size: Small. It has an inner brown hat band with an off-colored blue satin inner liner. There is imprinted text on the inner liner, "Flight Ace (logo), trade mark registered, 55% dacron polyester, 45% wool, except ornamentation, Ace Manufacturing Co., Inc. San Antonio, Texas." Other imprinted text, "USAF Certification No. NQ 8-1-69, A sample of this item has been inspected and meets or exceeds the quality prescribed AF Specification Requirements. The manufacturer certifies that this item meets the quality of the sample approved by the USAF."
Cap, Service 2016.14.5 Goldenbogen Collection One World War II, US Army, overseas service cap for an infantryman. The light blue piping on the cap indicates the veteran was in the infantry. There is a brown leather hat band in the cap as well. An inner paper tag indicates that the cap is a size 7 and is 100% wool. Other imprinted text, "G 4778." The "G" represents the first letter of the veteran's last name and the "4778" are last four numbers of the veteran's Army serial number. This cap was the possession of Paul R. Goldenbogen who served in the US 8th Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and post WWII years as well.
Cap, Service 2016.12.4 Khoury Collection One US Army Air Force OD green overseas service cap. It has green and gold piping about its brim. There is a brown inner leather sweatband with a gold colored satin lining. Inside of the cap is alpha-numeric text, "??? Wool; ??? 6 7/8; ???? by ???? Warshaw."
Cap, Service 2016.12.5 Khoury Collection One US Army Air Force khaki overseas garrison cap. It has black and gold piping about its brim. There is a brown inner leather sweatband with a light gold colored satin lining. Inside of the cap is alpha-numeric text, "100% Wool; 6-7/8."
Car, Pedal 2013.28.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) Sopwith Camel airplane pedal car.
Car, Pedal 2015.63.1 Harwood Collection A 1950s Super Sonic Jet pedal car by Steelcraft of Murray. It is original, but has had alterations of the wheels and drive axle affecting its originality. It has been repainted to scarlet and grey color scheme. The original decals have been removed.
Card, Identification 2015.004.2 Rickert Collection One USAAF military identification card of Harvey A. Rickert. The card reads, "[Name] Harvey A. Rickert, [Designation] 2nd Lieutenant A. C." He served during World War II and was a Flight Trainer with the rank of Second Lieutenant. The card also has text, "War Department, The Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C., Identification Card, Date Issued: 15 April, 1945, Not A Pass--For Identification Only, Loss Of This Card Must Be Reported At Once, Property of U.S. Govt., Wire A.G.O. In Case Of Emergency, W.D. A.G.O. 65."The ID has a photo of Harvey Rickert Sr. with his name and serial number below picture. It also has a signature line with his handwritten signature and countersigned by a superior officer. The back of the ID has his left and right index fingerprints, with his height listed as 5' 10", weight: 165 lbs., hair: black, eyes: brown and date of birth as 12 Jul 1921. The identification card number was D 012563. There are two additional boxes, one being, "Other Identifying Data" [Empty] and a box with a "Warning" about misuse of the card and what to do if the card was found lost. Also, the card was hole punched with the spelled word, "INACTIVE." The principal color of the card is tan and brown with a black and white photo and is laminated with a heavy plastic.
Case, Military, Map 2013.37.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) map case used from WWII through Viet Nam War, light OD green canvas.
Certificate 2013.003.1 Fehrmann Collection One certificate for crossing the equator. It was issued to Reuben Fehrmann who served aboard the USS Enterprise during World War II.
Certificate 2015.103.2 Goldenbogen Collection One professionally framed honorable discharge paper of a US Navy veteran from WWI. Imprinted text, "United States Navy Discharge." It was the possession of and issued to Leo Hoch who served in the United States Navy during World War I. During the war, he served aboard the USS Pennsylvania, USS Alabama and was stationed at Philadelphia and Charleston, S.C. He was discharged on November 11, 1919, document no. 166436.
Certificate, Commemorative 2012.30.1 Chaplin Collection A framed commemorative certificate (print) certifying that General Electric Lamp Department employees helped to support the "3rd War Loan Drive" during World War II. The third war loan drive raised 19 billion dollars with its goal being 15 billion dollars. It started 8 September 1943 and ended on 2 October 1943. The print states that their contributions helped to buy the "Spirit of Light" B-17E bomber. Whereas, in actuality they did not own the plane, but expressing the idea that their contributions helped to buy military aircraft, as well as armaments, munitions, supplies, food, fuel and more to help the Allies succeed in the mission of defeating the Axis powers (Germany, Japan, Italy) during World War II. Imprinted Text: "This is to certify, James Basl, helped to buy the four-motored bomber "Spirit of Light" bought by Employees of General Electric's Lamp Dept. in the 3rd War Loan Drive." The picture shows a B-17E (Spirit of Light) in flight above clouds. The frame is wood and has a glass pane.
Certificate, Training 2015.004.7 Rickert Collection One training certificate certifying that Harvey A. Rickert Sr. satisfactorily completed a course of training for "Basic Flying" and was awarded this certificate on 1 February 1945 at "Waco Army Air Field, Waco, Texas." He completed the training from 9 September 1944 to 1 February 1945.
Chain, Key 2014.15.105 Wargo Collection One solid brass keychain from the 1992 reunion of the 505th Bomb Group that flew B-29 Superfortresses during World War II in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in the Pacific Theater. They met in Seattle that particular year, 1992, for their reunion. The keychain was molded with images and characters [text and numbers]. It shows a B-29 as in flight over the Seattle skyline with the Space Needle in the foreground. It also displays the 20th Air Force logo on the right side of the image. The characters read, "505th Bomb Group, B-29, Tinian 1945, Seattle 1992." The back of the keychain has molded text as well, "1992, Solid Brass, Hand Made, USA, [remainder of text unreadable]."
Chart, Plotting 2014.15.8 Wargo Collection One cloth plotting chart, aka, silk map, used by the USAAF during World War II. This map is made of silk and is two sided. One side is a map of Spassk-Dal'Niy. Spassk, as it is sometimes called is a town in Primorsky Krai, Russia, situated on the Prikhankayskaya Flatland on the coast of Khanka Lake. Its coast line is situated on the Sea of Japan. The name at the top of the map is: "AAF Cloth Chart, Spassk-Dal'Niy." The map was produced, first edition, in 1943. Its production number was A.M.S. 5301. The map indicates it as Eastern Asia. The map focuses on Spassk-Dal'Niy, but also displays the areas of Manchuria and China. The reverse side is a map of Harbin, China. Currently, Harbin is the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. This area was invaded and captured by the Japanese Imperial Army during the mid 1930s. The map was produced, first edition, 1944. It's number is A.M.S. 5301 There is a map legend and scale at the bottom of both maps. There are conversion graphs on the left side of the maps.
Chart, Plotting 2014.15.9 Wargo Collection One cloth plotting chart, aka, silk map, used by the USAAF during World War II. This map is made of silk and is two sided. One side is a map of Ryojun. The victorious Japanese at the end of the Russo-Japanese War gained ownership of the port of Ryojun per the Treaty of Portsmouth. The military port of Ryojun was immediately given the status of a Naval District and it received great amounts of funding in development. In 1914, it was downgraded to the status of a Military Port, and in 1922 it was decommissioned from service. In Apr 1933, it was reactivated again, now serving as the principle commercial and military port of Japan and the puppet state Manchukuo. In 1937, Ryojun divided into two cities, Ryojun in the south and Dairen (Chinese: Dalian; Russian: Dalny) in the north. In 1941, it was upgraded to Guard District status in anticipation of the Pacific War; on the eve of the Japanese attack on the United States, Ryojun Guard District was the home to Minesweeper Division 32 and the cargo ship Shanan Maru No. 16. In 1942, the Ryojun Naval District was decommissioned from service as Japan had full control of the seas in the region without the need of maintaining this base. It is situated in the midst of the Yellow Sea. The name at the top of the map is: "AAF Cloth Chart, Ryojun." The map was produced, first edition: 1942, second edition: 1943. Its production number was A.M.S. 5301. The map indicates it as Eastern Asia. The reverse side is a map of Peking, China. The map was produced, first edition, 1944. It's number is A.M.S. 5301 There is a map legend and scale at the bottom of both maps. There are conversion graphs on the left side of the maps.
Cigarette 2016.30.15 Knipp Collection One pack of Georg Jasmatzi cigarettes, ca. WWI era. The package has imprinted text, "10 Zigaretten, Gold Mundstuck, zu30pfg." Translated in part from German means, "10 Cigarettes, Gold Mouthpiece." Which mouthpiece is plausibly for filter. Other imprinted text on the reverse, "Geliefert von der Firma: CigarettenFabrik, Jasmatzi Aktiengesellschaft, Dresden." The German words translated means in part, "Supplied by the Company: Cigarette Company, Jasmatzi Joint-Stock Company, Dresden." On another section of packaging is other text,"Jasmatzi CigarettenFabrik, Nurecht wenn mit dieser Marke " which translated means, "Jasmatzi, Cigarette Company, Only real when using this brand." This pack of cigarettes is likely dated somewhere between 1910-1920. The cigarette pack has been opened and has seven (7) cigarettes remaining, there were originally ten (10) in the package. This was the property of and was used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Cigarette 2016.30.16 Knipp Collection One pack of cigarettes, ca. WWI era, that were manufactured and sold in Luxembourg. The package has imprinted text, "20 Zigaretten, Superfein, Vogade" which translated means "20 Cigarettes, Superfine, Vogade [brand]." On another section of packaging is other text,"Manufakturen Von Jos. Heintz Van Landewyck, Luxemburg" which translated means, "Factories of Jos. Heintz Van Landewyck, Luxembourg" This pack of cigarettes is likely dated somewhere between 1910-1920. The cigarette pack is partially opened on one corner, but has all 20 original cigarettes remaining in the package. Other imprinted text, "Kleinverkautspreis uber 3 1/2 Pl. bis zu 5 Pf. d. Stck" which translated in part from German means "Retail selling price about 3 1/2 up to 5..." and other text, "Preisgrenze uber 35-50 Mk. das Tausend" which translated in part means "Price limit over 35-50 Mk. [per (?)] thousand." These cigarettes were the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Circumferentor 2014.15.22 Wargo Collection One round measuring device that measures up to 360 degrees and has a N-S-E-W directional indicator in the middle. This object was part of Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman's military items/collection that he used during World War II while serving in the USAAF in the 20th Air Force.
Cleaner, Rifle Bore 2014.15.5 Wargo Collection One small can of rifle bore cleaner. The can still contains a substantial amount of cleaning solvent. Text on can, "Spec. no. USA 2-117. 2oz. can, P.O. No. (28-024), 44-40700.2, The Curran Corporation; Malden, Mass." Other text, "Shake Well Before Using, Poison (Do Not Use As Food Container)" [Reverse Side of Can] Text reads, "Container may be carried in cartridge belts or pockets; DIRECTIONS, Run saturated patches through the bore until it is thoroughly scrubbed. Follow with dry patches to pick up the fluid with the dissolved salts. If the gun is to be used shortly run a freshly saturated patch through, leaving the bore wet. Otherwise, oil according to regulations."
Clock, Aircraft 2012.25.1 Cery Collection A Swiss 8 Day Jaeger Chrono Flite Aircraft Clock. It was made by the Jaeger Watch Co. of New York. The movement is Swiss,13 Jewel, analog. This 46G series is likely y a modified A-10 and was used in the cockpit of Commercial Airliners during the 1960s-70s. United Airlines used Jaeger clocks frequently in the cockpits of their commercial airliners. The official model number is a 46G-5 and it is Serial No. 2. The are three dials at the bottom of the clock that control the setting of the clock faces of the main time, elapsed time and total minutes and the winding up of the main clock.
Clock, Ship's 2014.19.4 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) 24-hour clock housed in a mahogany case that mounts on the control area of the PT Boat.
Coaster 2013.39.2 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) set (4 coasters) instrument coasters.
Coat Cinch 2014.63.23 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A brown band used on the back outside section of a Russian military overcoat.
Coin, Commemorative 2015.30.1 Nolan Collection A brass coin that commemorates the National Air Races of 1929 from August 24 - September 2
Compass 2014.4.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) non-magnetic compass, Astro-Compass MKII, manufactured by Sperti, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Part # D500, Contract # W535-AC36492.
Compass 2014.15.11 A-B Wargo Collection One World War II, OD green, US Army military compass with match holder. The compass was designed and created in a long tubular shape. The compass is situated in the screw-off cap of the match holder. The cap/compass screws off and inside is where the matches resided. There is one match inside of the match holder compartment. It appears to be an Ohio Blue Tip Match. It is uncertain whether or not match is original to WWII era. The text on the cap for the compass reads, "Sight" [on top of cap], "You Are Looking" [side window on cap]. There is text on the tube that reads, "To Produce Sparks Rub With Knife Or Sharp Metal Object." The sides of the tube and cap are serrated and the bottom has textured surface. (1A) Compass Match Safe Holder (1B) Match
Compass 2014.15.67 Wargo Collection A mini brass compass, ca. 1940s (?). It is green and has a glass lens.The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Compass, Aircraft 2014.58.3 Foster Collection A Pioneer/Bendix aircraft compass, Mfrs. Part No. 1818-1-A. This particular compass was apparently used by the US Army for their aircraft in the 1930s and 1940s era. It was used in P-40 Warhawk Fighter Planes in World War II. Unsure of use in other AAF aircraft. On the front face is a brass screw that holds the fuse. The fuse is still in good working order. The top of the screw reads, "Pioneer, 3V, PAT 2130367." The manufacturer's tag reads, "Order No. AC-16689, Mfrs. Part No. 1818-1-A, Spec. No. 94-27807, Bendix Aviation Corporation, Pioneer Instrument Division, Bendix, New Jersey U.S.A." The face of the indicator reads, "A.C. US Army, Serial No. AC-39-752, Type A-5."
Compass, Aircraft 2012.25.2 Cery Collection A compass used as a flight instrument in the e cockpit of some type of aircraft. Unsure if it was in a military or civilian aircraft. Its base color is black and the compass is set into a cushioned frame with rubber bushings that served as shock absorbers. There is a manufacturers'ssabalo tag on the top of the compass from Bendix Aviation Corporation. It has a serial number: 491-1.
Compass, Solar 2014.25.1 A-G Kishler Collection One universal sun compass, model SC-1 w/box. The sun compass was manufactured by Abrams Instrument Co. of Lansing, Michigan. Serial Number: 1517-4. The complete unit contains metal rods, bolts for base w/bag, compass, maintenance manual/parts catalog, and manufacturers tag. The compass has a metal base, a level on the circumference, and a wooden box, and was manufactured and used during the WWII era in the US Army. Uncertain if it was used in the field. Used during the daytime for aviation navigation, with the sun as a reference point. A.Compass B.Box C.Manual D.Bolts E.Manufacturer's Tag F.Metal Rods G.Bag
Compressor, Air 2015.68.2 Tokar Collection A US Army air compressor for use in the field as a mobile unit. It is OD green and has two inflatable rubber tires with handles for moving. It is belt driven by two pulleys, one on the compressor and one on the gasoline engine. The belt and pulleys are actuated by the gasoline engine. The compressor has a capacity of 5 cfm and was manufactured in 1969. The engine was manufactured by the Wisconsin Motor Corp. and the complete compressor unit itself was a product of Kellogg-American, Inc.
Computer, Analog 2015.5.4 Liberty Aviation Museum A Take-Off and Landing Computer with Instruction Manual that is intended for use in the take-off and landing of C-130B and C-130E airarafts that are equipped with T56-A-7 engines that used JP-4 fuel.
Computer, Analog 2015.5.5 Liberty Aviation Museum An air navigation and dead reckoning computer for United States Air Force aircraft. It is a TYPE MB-4 WEEMS system of navigation, (TYPE E-10). There is a stamp at the bottom of the device that reads, "AF6014295."
Computer, Dead Reckoning 2014.15.119 Wargo Collection One USN Dead Reckoning Computer. This particular device used for navigation by airmen of the US Navy. It accomplished several tasks: (1) Time, ground/air speed and distance problems (2) Fuel consumption (3) Altimeter and airspeed corrections (4) Density Altitude (5) Drift Correction, if you went off course (6) Conversions, i.e. nautical miles, knots, km, Imperial gallons, U.S. gallons, litres, feet, pounds, kg, etc. (7) Wind and plane velocity vector problems, hence the device's name, "dead reckoning." This particular "dead reckoning" device was manufactured by G. Felsenthal & Sons, Inc. (see provenance).
Computer, Dead Reckoning 2016.18.1 A-C Darr Donation (A) One E-6B Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer designed to simplify solutions of various wind vector problems encountered in dead reckoning navigation and to eliminate, so far as possible, the mental calculations that were usually involved in air navigation. The computer has a circular slide rule for computing speed, time and distance problems. The other side has a rotating compass rose with a transparent disc mounted above a segment of a 360 degree plotting circle. It aids the navigator in getting a large scale for the area used by the navigator for any particular problem. The E-6B computer, ca. 1960, was designed slightly different from older models to compensate for high altitude problems that were encountered by navigators. The chief colors of the computer are green, black and white. (B) One brown vinyl sleeve for storage of the E-6B Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer. (C) One cardboard packaging sleeve. The chief colors are brown, black and tan(?). Imprinted text on obverse of box, "Weems System of Navigation, Inc., Annapolis, Maryland; Type E-6B Dalton Aerial Dead Reckoning Computer, Plastic, Warning: Do not leave this computer exposed to excessive heat or direct rays of sun for long periods of time."
Container, Medicine 2014.15.6 Wargo Collection One small container (still wrapped in its original packaging) of Sulfadiazine tablets for use in connection with wounds received during military battle/conflict. The package is brown with red lettering. The tablets appear to be wrapped in plastic packaging. The common commercial name was "Wound Tablets." 6 tablets per container @ 7.7 grains each. Manufactured by "The Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Other text on front, "To Open Tear Along Dotted Line." [Reverse side text, "To Open Tear Along Dotted Line, [picture of wounded soldier sitting and drinking water w/ pill--other picture, showing wounded soldier sitting against what appears to be a tree and suffering], Text on top of picture of soldier drinking water, "When Hit: Take All Tablets With Lots of Water; Text below soldier sitting against tree, "If Hit In Belly: Do Not Take Tablets or Water."
Copy, Reprographic NAA 2014.2.1 A photocopy of a photograh of World War II pilots.
Cord, Extension 2014.19.14 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) very large 100-ft extension power cord used to power the Jack & Heintz engine primer device.
Counter, Geiger 2016.11.1 A-B Crump Collection (A) One yellow, former, Civil Defense "CD" radiological survey meter, Item No. CD V-700; Model No. 4. It was used to measure the presence of radioactivity in an object(s). The main body is rectangular with a holder and cylindrical corded wand. There is a meter at one end that measures from 0-0.5 or from 0-500. There is a selector switch that has four positions: (1) OFF (2) XIOO (3) XIO (4) XI. On the opposite end is a male connector that allowed for a audio headset to be connected. On the long ends are two metal buckles and two metal rings. The buckles release which allows the measuring unit to removed from the rectangular box for battery replacement. Imprinted text on metal plate (right side of box), "Item No. CD V-700, Model No. 4, Radio-Active Source, Universal Atomics (R), Division of Universal Transistor Products Corp., Westbury, L.I., New York." (B) One instruction and maintenance manual. The manual is for Item No. CD V-700, Model No. 6B manufactured by Victoreen Instrument Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Unsure if this manual relates in operation to "Universal Atomics" company, model no. 4. The table of contents list nine (9) sections: (1) Precautions (2) General Description (3) Theory of Operation (4) Installation (5) Operation (6) Operator's Maintenance (7) Preventive Maintenance (8) Corrective Maintenance (9) Replaceable Parts List. 16 pages.
Cover, Headwear 2015.104.24 Brown Collection An original USMC military issue cover for a visor cap. The color is khaki, size: 7 1/8. There is a paper tag inside that reads, "Cover Svc Cap WL Twk, DSA-100-2533, 8405-753-6011, Sam Bonk Uniform & Civilian Cap Co., 100% Wool, Dry Clean Only." Other imprinted text: "D.L. Brown" in black lettering. It has vent holes on the sides and front of the cap. There are two slits in the cover that allow for it to be fitted to the cap/hat frame and secured by two threaded buttons. This cap cover was issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam. ca. late 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Cover, Headwear 2015.104.25 Brown Collection An original USMC military issue cover for a visor cap. The color is green, size: 7 1/8. Imprinted text: "D.L. Brown" in white lettering. It has vent holes [metal eyelets] on the sides and front of the cap that also allows for a cap emblem to be attached. There are two slits in the cover that allow for it to be fitted to the cap/hat frame and secured by two threaded buttons and the inside is lined with green satin. This cap cover was issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam. ca. late 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Cover, Smoking Pipe 2016.30.37 Knipp Collection One metal, adjustable, smoking pipe cover made by the A.A. Percy Co. It appears to be brass with a decorative design. At the end of the round elongated sections are two buttons that push in spring-loaded adjusters to secure it to diverse types of pipes. On top of the cover on the elongated, rounded section is stamped text, "A.A. Percy, Glasgow, Scotland." This pipe cover was the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Coveralls 2014.68.1 Curtiss Collection A green pair of late Vietnam Era outershell aviator's coveralls. There is an info tag inside of the collar indicating they were made or distributed in November 1971. The enclosure on the coveralls are velcro strips. There are four pockets on the legs. There are two metal zippered pockets on both arms. There is an opening on the left side for an oxygen hose. The tag inside reads, "Anti-Exposure Flying Coverall Assembly." It was made by Rubber Fabricators, Inc. The size is Medium Extra Long.
Coveralls 2016.2.61 Jacobs Collection One blue USN pilot's coveralls. Size: 38 Regular. There are several zippered pockets and opening on the coveralls. There is a velcro insignia patch on the left chest that has gold and black embroidered text, "B.A. Jacobs" (gold text ), "B.A." (black text). In the middle of the patch is an embroidered golden eagle (navy logo). There is a paper tag in the collar with imprinted text, "Coverall, Flyer's, Summer, Fire Resistant, Blue, CWU-73/P. 100% Aramid; DLA100-84-C-0788; 8415-01-174-9856; 38 Regular, Lite Industries, Inc; 1.) Wear as a garment. 2.) WARNING. Launder with slide fasteners and hook and pile fasteners engaged. Do not press hook and pile fasteners. 3.) Pockets are designed to accommodate operational equipment and personal effects. 4.) Lubricate slide fasteners with lead pencil, graphite or wax. 5.) For thorough cleaning, return unit for machine washing in accordance with established laundry procedures. Coveralls may be hand laundered using soap or detergent and warm water. All Soap Detergent Or Detergent Should Be Thoroughly Rinsed Out So As Not To Deteriorate Flame Resistance. 6.) Do Not Starch Or Bleach. This process will deteriorate the flame resistant.--Do Not Remove This Label."
Crate, Storage 2015.59.1 Beres Collection One wooden wine crate from the 1967 vintage French wine, "Roc Blanc."
Cummerbund 2016.2.36 Jacobs Collection One golden colored cummerbund that was part of US Navy dress uniform. It is a sash worn around the waist, especially for use as a gentleman's evening dress clothes. Likely worn to formal dinners, banquets, dances, special events and etc. It has two white straps with a chrome metal clip for securing around the waist. This was the possession of Lt. Brad A. Jacobs, a pilot in the US Navy, ca. 1980s.
Cup, Canteen 2014.15.13 Wargo Collection One metal drinking cup with the letters, "IB" on the cup. It has a metal handle attached to the cup by welds. There is a note inside this cup that reads, "B29 Airplane Stainless Steel Cup Used by R.W. Newman During Combat Flights Over Japan--WWII, 1944-1945."
Cup, Loving 2015.15.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One loving cup made of copper and silverplated. It sets on a copper (silverplated), base covered in velvet with an ornate trim around the bottom. The rim of the cup has an ornate design as well. On the bottom of the cup is engraved text that reads, "Caroline to Clark, 12-25-39."
Decal 2013.001.9 Frawley-Keimer Collection It is the Torpedo Squadron 39 logo. It is a decal that is adhered to the inner glass plate of the frame. The boat is fashioned to look like a flying bat taht has arms and is holding torpedos in in its hands. The colrs are red, blue, green and white. There is a maker's mark on the right side of the inner circle and reads, "ARTZYBASHEFF." It is framed in a black frame with glass. The decal is adhered to the glass plate.
Decal 2016.2.66 Jacobs Collection A US Navy window decal or bumper sticker of the naval squadron, VAQ-139, who flew EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft. The decal has a blue and silver background with imprinted alphanumeric text, "Cougars, VAQ-139" and the image of a cougar's head in the center. The Cougars of VAQ-139 became operational on 1 July 1983 under the command of Commander Richard A. Clark, US Navy.
Diorama 2015.92.1 Weilant Collection A 1/48 scale model of a PBY-5a, Black Cat airplane, WWII era, diorama. The setting is of a Black Cat airplane that has landed on an war-torn airfield to be refueled. There are (model) barrels to the lower right under the wing of the plane that is supposed to represent aviation fuel. It is set on board and surface of the board is made to look like earthen ground with tire track s in it from the plane. It was made to represent US Navy Patrol Squadron 81, The Black Cats, who served from November 25, 1943 to July 15, 1944. There is a patrol squadron logo in the lower right corner as well. The border of the board is made to represent camouflage.
Discharge, Military 2015.103.1 Goldenbogen Collection One professionally framed honorable discharge paper of a US Navy veteran from WWI. Imprinted text, "United States Navy Discharge." It was the possession of and issued to Leo Hoch who served in the United States Navy during World War I. During the war, he served aboard the USS Pennsylvania, USS Alabama and was stationed at Philadelphia and Charleston, S.C. He was discharged on November 11, 1919.
Display 2016.10.8 Society of Air Racing Historians (A-E) A set of five (5) panels chronicling the past Thompson Trophy Race winners from 1929-1949 in the former Cleveland National Air Races. The panels are a plastic corrugated material with reproduction Charles Hubbell prints of the past winners attached to them. The prints are laminated to the plastic panels. The panels attach together by strips of velcro material. (F-H) Three wooden frame pieces that are fastened together and allow the finished plastic panels to be slipped into them for standing upright as a display. They are painted white.
Drawing, Pencil 2015.34.1 Meixner Collection A pencil drawing of the "Beguine" airplane that flew and competed in the Cleveland National Air Races in the 1940s. The plane number was #7. It was a P-51 C. This airplane was a top competitor and intimidating to other contestants. This drawing was rendered by Walter B. Lamb on May 3, 2007.
Drawing, Pencil 2015.34.4 Meixner Collection A pencil drawing of the "Teterboro" #27, P-38 racing aircraft. On the nose are the words, "Teterboro Special." On the right wing and tail section are the aircraft's classification number, "NX61121." Down the left side of the plane is the alpha-numeric text, "27, SOHIO, Finished with Randolph Aircraft Dopes and Lacquers." Under the cockpit window is the name of the pilot, "John E. Johnny Thomson." It is set in a chrome metal frame with green matting and a glass pane. It was drawn and copyrighted by Walter B. Lamb on March 26, 1991. It is numbered drawing 7 of 130.
Emblem 2016.29.1 Dress Donation One round felt patch with a rough backing of the former Island Airlines that flew from Put-In-Bay Island, Ohio to the Port Clinton Municipal Airport. Island Airlines provided passenger service, US mail transport and the pick-up/delivery of supplies for island residents and local businesses from the mainland. The patch displays an iconic Ford Tri-Motor airplane with imprinted text that reads, "Island Airlines; Port Clinton, Ohio; Fly the Ford Tri-Motor; Shortest Airline in the World."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.1 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army 1st Infantry Division emblem. A green background a big red one (1). Square with a triangular bottom. Golden colored reverse with imprinted text, "V-21."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.2 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army (3rd) Third Infantry Division emblem. A square emblem with a green and golden border with blue, white and silver perpendicular stripes. Golden colored reverse.
Emblem, Military 2016.28.3 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army (4th) Fourth Infantry Division emblem. A square emblem with a white background/gold border and four ivy leaf images emanating from a green inner circle/stem. Golden colored reverse with imprinted text. "V-21."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.4 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army (25th) Twenty-Fifth Infantry Division emblem. A fruit-shaped emblem with a red background and golden yellow border and a golden yellow lightning bolt in the middle. Golden colored reverse with imprinted text. "V-21."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.5 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army (28th) Twenty-Eighth Infantry Division emblem. A "Pennsylvania Keystone" shaped emblem with a red background and a golden border. Golden colored reverse.
Emblem, Military 2016.28.6 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army (30th) Thirtieth Infantry Division emblem. An oval shaped emblem with a red background and blue vertical/horizontal lines in the form of an "H." In the middle of the horizontal lines are three "X," indicating thirty, as the "X" is the Roman numeral for ten. The oval shape and "H" form is likely for the division's nickname, "Old Hickory." It was nicknamed this in honor of President Andrew Jackson. Golden colored reverse with imprinted text, "V-21."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.7 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US military emblem, unknown unit, brigade, division or etc.. A square sided, rounded top and bottom shaped emblem with a tan and red background with a white skeleton key and battle axe crossed. Golden colored reverse with imprinted text, "V-21, Made In USA."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.8 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army 7th Transportation Brigade emblem. A rounded-point shaped emblem with a burgundy and golden yellow background with a shape of what is somewhat like an anvil. Golden colored reverse with imprinted text, "V-21."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.9 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army, 111th Air Defense Artillery Brigade emblem. A square sided, rounded top and bottom shaped emblem with a red and golden yellow background with a shape of arrows pointing upward on a round sphere. Golden colored reverse with imprinted text, "V-21, Made In USA."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.10 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army, 18th Field Artillery Brigade emblem. A square sided, rounded top and bottom shaped emblem with a blue and golden yellow background with a shape of an arrowhead pointing upward. Golden colored reverse.
Emblem, Military 2016.28.11 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade emblem. A square sided, rounded top and bottom shaped emblem with a blue and golden yellow background with a shape of an arrowhead pointing upward. Golden colored reverse.
Emblem, Military 2016.28.12 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army, 39th Infantry Brigade emblem. A square sided, rounded top and bottom shaped emblem with a red, white and blue background with a shape of a square (blue) and a knife (white) on the obverse. Golden colored reverse.
Emblem, Military 2016.28.13 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army, 1st Sustainment Command, formerly the 1st Logistics Command emblem. A round shaped emblem with a red, white and blue background with a shape of an arrow point upwardly to the left on the obverse. Golden colored reverse with stamped text, "V-21."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.14 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army, 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), formerly the 143rd Transportation Brigade emblem. A rectangular shaped emblem with a burgundy background with two (yellow and white) intertwined arrows on the obverse. Golden colored reverse with stamped text, "V-21, Made In USA"
Emblem, Military 2016.28.15 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army Reserve, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team emblem. A square sided, rounded top and bottom shaped emblem with a green and golden yellow background with a white lightning bolt on the obverse. Golden colored reverse with stamped text, "V-21."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.16 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army Reserve, 455th Chemical Brigade emblem. A square sided, rounded top and bottom shaped emblem with a yellow background and a green headed dragon on the obverse. The chief colors of the emblem are yellow, dark green, seafoam green, red, white and golden border. Golden colored reverse with stamped text, "V-21." Cobalt blue is the typical color of the dragon's eye. Cobalt blue and yellow are the colors traditionally used for Chemical units. The dragon, a legendary creature, symbolizes the fire and destruction of chemical warfare.
Emblem, Military 2016.28.17 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army Elemental Special Operations Command South emblem. A silver color metal and enamel device 2.019 inches in length consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia. The chief colors of the emblem are golden yellow, red, white and blue. Silver colored reverse with stamped text, "V-21, Made In USA." The parachute represents the Airborne status of the unit and is a primary means of delivery of forces. The three lightning bolts represent the sea, air, and land mediums used for rapid deployment of forces. The dagger, a replica of the stiletto issued to the 1st Special Service Force, ties the organization to its U.S. Army Special Operations forefathers. The wings represent the rotary wing aviation component of the Army. The trident is representative of the U.S. Army Special Forces surface, sub-surface and small boat operations. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=7840&CategoryId=4362&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0
Emblem, Military 2016.28.18 Feher Collection One enameled metal, Multi-National Forces Iraq emblem. There are two crossed silver scimitars that point down with scarlet grips, superimposed in base by a wreath of palm in proper colors joined at the bottom with three loops of brown twine, overall a gold human-head winged bull of Mesopotamia, all below a gold seven pointed star. The star represents a vision of unity for the seven peoples of Iraq (Sunni, Shia, Kurd, Turkoman, Assyrian, Yazidi, Armenian) leading to a more secure, prosperous and free future for Iraqis. The crossed scimitars of the insignia recall the partnership between Multinational Forces and Iraqi Security Forces essential to bringing a democratic way of life to Iraq. The palm fronds symbolize peace and prosperity for a new nation. The colossal statue of the Mesopotamian human-headed winged bull recalls the rich heritage of Iraq and underscores strength and protection for the people of Iraq. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/HeraldryMulti.aspx?CategoryId=2995&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&hilite=multi-national%20forces%20iraq
Emblem, Military 2016.28.19 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army Airborne, 525th Military Intelligence Brigade. The design is a white and black checkered chief consisting of two rows of five squares each, a field divided from upper left to lower right with silver gray above oriental blue separated by a yellow lightning flash with point at lower right. Oriental blue and silver gray are the colors traditionally associated with Military Intelligence. The lightning flash refers to the communication and electronic warfare functions of the unit. The checkered area alludes to the overt and covert aspects of the Military Intelligence mission with the black and white colors referring to constant vigilance day and night. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=5443&CategoryId=3107&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0
Emblem, Military 2016.28.20 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army Airborne, 22nd Signal Brigade emblem. A rectangular shaped shield arched at top and bottom consisting of a white eagle's head erased, eye and tongue blue, beaked and crowned gold above in base two white flashes crossed saltirewise, all on an orange background. Imprinted text on reverse of metal emblem, "V-21." Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The flashes symbolize communications and speed; crossed, they represent strength. The eagle, a symbol of vigilance and swiftness, is adapted from the Frankfurt Coat of Arms and refers to the unit's location. The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized on 29 June 1981. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=7638&CategoryId=4261&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0
Emblem, Military 2016.28.21 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army Airborne, Special Operations Command Central emblem. On a blue shield with white border, a red trident-head issuing from base emitting two yellow lightning flashes and surmounted in base by a white vol; overall a black dagger. Attached above the shield a blue arced tab with a white border inscribed "AIRBORNE" in white letters. The wings represent airborne and air operations; the trident is for underwater and sea operations. The lightning flashes represent speed and communications, while the dagger alludes to Special Forces functions. The shield symbolizes a strong defense and denotes the command structure of the organization. The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 27 October 1995. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=7828&CategoryId=4356&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0
Emblem, Military 2016.28.22 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US military emblem, unidentified US Army Airborne unit, brigade, division or etc.. A rounded point shaped emblem with a red background with a black head of what appears to be a wolf with a black super-imposed over it and the word, "AIRBORNE" over top of it. Silver colored reverse with imprinted text, "V-21, Made In USA."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.23 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army Airborne, Joint Forces Command Special Operations Command emblem. A shield embowed and inverted, point being upwards, divided per pale ultramarine blue to dexter side, green to sinister, with a black pile issuing from the point throughout, charged with a yellow trident issuing from base surmounted by a yellow lightning bolt and dagger saltirewise, all within a black border. Attached above the insignia is a black arced tab inscribed "AIRBORNE" in yellow letters. Ultramarine blue signifies the air and sea mission, while green denotes ground missions. The black V-shape area refers to victory and power. The three symbols, trident, lightning bolt and dagger are adapted from the Special Operations Command, Atlantic Command, the unit's predecessor. The trident, a symbol of naval prowess, symbolizes the Navy SEAL Teams and special boat units. The lightning bolt denotes the Air Force Special Operations, rapid response and aerospace power. The dagger associated with the Army forces (Special Forces, Rangers, PSYOP and Civil Affairs), also represents total military preparedness and readiness for deployment. Each symbol represents the three parts that form the whole of the Special Operation Command Joint Forces Command. The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 5 February 2003. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=7828&CategoryId=4356&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0
Emblem, Military 2016.28.24 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army Airborne, Special Operations Command Pacific emblem. On a light blue shield a yellow sunburst charged with a black dagger and attached above the shield a black tab inscribed "AIRBORNE" in yellow. The light blue shield and yellow sunburst denote the unit's area of operations; the black dagger symbolizes the mission and heritage of Special Operations. The airborne tab reflects the status of the unit. The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 13 May 1997. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=7838&CategoryId=4361&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0
Emblem, Military 2016.28.25 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army Airborne, Civil Affairs & Psyops Command emblem. It has a green background with a grey and yellow lightning bolt with a yellow handled sword superimposed over top of them with "AIRBORNE" in yellow at the top with a black background.
Emblem, Military 2016.28.26 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army, 304th Sustainment Brigade emblem. It is a shield-shaped embroidered device. It has a buff colored border with a bridge of three arches. It has a blue sky with red ground and a blue winding stream/river. The red and buff are the colors traditionally used by support units. Light blue represents the sky. The dark blue denotes water. Blue is the color for honor and highlights the unit's call to duty. The bridge symbolizes strong support; the seven stones on the top of the bridge represent the seven Army values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage, paving the way and guiding the unit to success. The two pillars foretell the unit's future missions of combined and joint operations. The three arches allude to the window of the unit's past. As the 304th Corps Materiel Management Center, active duty, reserve component and civilians forged a team to provide materiel management for I-Corps, America's Corps. The river flows in the shape of an "S," representing the triumvirate missions of sustainment, service and support which govern the task and purpose of the unit. The combined elements form the bridge, the symbol of the ethos of the 304th Sustainment Brigade. It also signifies the unit's willingness to cross any obstacle; land, water and air to accomplish their mission. The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 6 March 2006. The insignia was amended to correct the symbolism on 17 March 2006. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/HeraldryMulti.aspx?CategoryId=4641&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&hilite=304th
Emblem, Military 2016.28.27 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US military emblem, unidentified brigade, division or etc.. A rounded shield shaped emblem with a background of mountains and two plants growing up the left and right sides with a sword and two crossed rifles. There is also the colors of the Afghanistan flag at the top, black, red and green. Silver colored reverse with imprinted text, "V-21, Made In USA."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.28 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army Africa, Southern European Task Force emblem. It is a shield shaped emblem with a banner on top. The shield has a red, white and blue background with a green border. In the shield is a winged lion with beard with one paw resting on a block that says, "PAX." PAX is the Latin word for "Peace." The upper banner has a red background with golden yellow letters, "SETAF." Golden colored reverse with imprinted text, "V-21, Made In USA."
Emblem, Military 2016.28.29 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army, 256th Infantry Brigade emblem. It is a gray rectangular shield with arched top and bottom, a blue saltire surmounted by a Fleur-de-lis the center frond red and the outer fronds and cross-bar gold. The saltire, symbol used on military maps to represent a brigade, stands for the organization. In addition, the saltire, which appears on the coat of arms of Nova Scotia and on the Confederate flag, alludes to the brigade's home area whose early inhabitants were from Nova Scotia, and also alludes to the Confederacy of which Louisiana was a part. The Fleur-de-lis, referring to the location of the brigade's headquarters at Lafayette, stands for the French background and traditions of that part of the state. The center frond is red in reference to Lafayette's original name, Vermilionville, and to nearby Bayou Vermilion. The combination of blue, for infantry and gray, for the Confederacy, with red and gold also alluding to the branch colors for artillery and various other components of the brigade. The rectangle shield shape is the traditional shape for shoulder sleeve insignia of brigades. The insignia was originally approved for the 256th Infantry Brigade on 23 July 1968. It was redesignated for the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and amended to update the description on 3 August 2007. Golden colored reverse with imprinted text, "V-21, Made In USA." Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=6618&CategoryId=3727&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0
Emblem, Military 2016.28.30 Feher Collection One enameled metal, US Army, 53rd Armored Brigade emblem. The shape of the insignia is the distinctive shape used for Brigades. Yellow is for Armor; blue and red refer to the Brigade's Infantry and Artillery components. The Morion is a type of head covering adapted from the Moors by Spain. It refers to the Spanish discoverers of Florida. The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 53d Armored Brigade on 4 December 1964. It was redesignated for the 53rd Infantry Brigade on 25 July 1968. Imprinted text on reverse of emblem, "V-21." Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/HeraldryMulti.aspx?CategoryId=3677&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&hilite=53rd%20Armored%20Brigade
Emblem, Military 2016.28.40 A-Y Feher Collection Twenty-Five (25) enameled metal, US Army military emblems. The listing of specific units of these emblems are listed below: 82nd Airborne Division 12th Aviation Brigade 101st Airborne Division Unknown Unit 18th Airborne Corps 36th Engineer Group Airborne Special Forces 2nd Infantry Division 16th Military Police Brigade 163rd A.C.R. Unknown Unit 116th Infantry Brigade 1st Cavalry Division Multinational Corps Iraq 177th Military Police Brigade Unknown Unit 1st Corps Army 30th Medical Brigade 173rd Airborne Infantry 10th Mountain Division 116th A.C.R. 20th Support Command 15th Sustainment Brigade 18th Military Police Brigade 10th Support Brigade
Engine, Aircraft 2015.005.4 Ohio History Connection Collection One cut-open engine display of a Pratt & Whitney, Wasp Jr. R 985 aircraft engine. It was cut open to be put on display for educational purposes. The Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior engines were a series of nine-cylinder air-cooled radial aircraft engines built by the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company from the 1930s to the 1950s. These type of engines have a displacement of 985 in3 (16 L); initial versions produced 300 hp (220 kW), while the most widely used versions produce 450 hp (340 kW). Wasp Junior engines powered numerous smaller civil and military aircraft, including small transports, utility aircraft, trainers, agricultural aircraft, and helicopters.
Epaulet 2016.2.21 Jacobs Collection One shoulder board epaulet for the rank of Lieutenant in the US Navy. It is black with two gold stripes and a gold star. There is a golden button at the pointed end of the epaulet. It was the possession of Brad A. Jacobs who was a Lieutenant in the US Navy during the 1980s.
Epaulet 2016.2.22 Jacobs Collection One shoulder board epaulet for the rank of Lieutenant in the US Navy. It is black with two gold stripes and a gold star. There is a golden button at the pointed end of the epaulet. It was the possession of Brad A. Jacobs who was a Lieutenant in the US Navy during the 1980s.
Epaulet 2016.2.23 Jacobs Collection One shoulder epaulet for the rank of Lieutenant in the US Navy. It has an opening on both ends that allows it to slide onto a shoulder board. It is black with two gold stripes and a gold star. It was the possession of Brad A. Jacobs who was a Lieutenant in the US Navy during the 1980s.
Extinguisher, Fire 2014.19.18 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) PT Boat fire extinguisher from PT-717.
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.68.2 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. The eyeshield is clear and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by The Fabri-Form Co. of Byesville, Ohio. There is text on the front of the box, see pictures. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. It is in its original cardboard box. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "32H684-2 FAB. U.S. PROP." and on the black section, "ACEL 684-2."
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.682 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. The eyeshield is clear and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by The Fabri-Form Co. of Byesville, Ohio. There is text on the front of the box, see pictures. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. It is in its original cardboard box. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "32H684-2 FAB. U.S. PROP." and on the black section, "ACEL 684-2." There is a price tag on the bottom of the box that reads, "Glen's Surplus, $1.00".
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.683 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. The eyeshield is clear and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by The Fabri-Form Co. of Byesville, Ohio. There is text on the front of the box, see pictures. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. It is in its original cardboard box. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "32H684-2 FAB. U.S. PROP." and on the black section, "ACEL 684-2."
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.68.3 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. The eyeshield is dark green and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by Gentex Corp. of Zeeland, Michigan. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "81337, U.S. GOVT. P/N 8-2-510-4-7, GENTEX P/N 72C2535-1, GENTEX CORP. 97427." It may be plausible that this type of eyeshield assembly was used in jet fighter pilot helmets.
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.68.4 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. The eyeshield is dark green and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by Gentex Corp. of Zeeland, Michigan. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "81337, U.S. GOVT. P/N 8-2-510-4-7, GENTEX P/N 72C2535-1, GENTEX CORP. 97427." It may be plausible that this type of eyeshield assembly was used in jet fighter pilot helmets.
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.68.5 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. The eyeshield is dark green and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by Gentex Corp. of Zeeland, Michigan. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "81337, U.S. GOVT. P/N 8-2-510-4-7, GENTEX P/N 72C2535-1, GENTEX CORP. 97427." It may be plausible that this type of eyeshield assembly was used in jet fighter pilot helmets.
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.68.6 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. The eyeshield is dark green and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by Gentex Corp. of Zeeland, Michigan. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "81337, U.S. GOVT. P/N 8-2-510-4-7, GENTEX P/N 72C2535-1, GENTEX CORP. 97427." It may be plausible that this type of eyeshield assembly was used in jet fighter pilot helmets.
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.68.7 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. It is still wrapped in its unopened original packaging. The eyeshield is dark green and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by Gentex Corp. of Zeeland, Michigan. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "81337, U.S. GOVT. P/N 8-2-510-4-7, GENTEX P/N 72C2535-1, GENTEX CORP. 97427." It may be plausible that this type of eyeshield assembly was used in jet fighter pilot helmets.
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.68.8 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. It is still wrapped in its unopened original packaging. The eyeshield is dark green and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by Gentex Corp. of Zeeland, Michigan. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "81337, U.S. GOVT. P/N 8-2-510-4-7, GENTEX P/N 72C2535-1, GENTEX CORP. 97427." It may be plausible that this type of eyeshield assembly was used in jet fighter pilot helmets.
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.68.9 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. It is still wrapped in its unopened original packaging. The eyeshield is dark green and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by Gentex Corp. of Zeeland, Michigan. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "81337, U.S. GOVT. P/N 8-2-510-4-7, GENTEX P/N 72C2535-1, GENTEX CORP. 97427." It may be plausible that this type of eyeshield assembly was used in jet fighter pilot helmets.
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.68.10 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. It is still wrapped in its unopened original packaging. The eyeshield is dark green and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by Gentex Corp. of Zeeland, Michigan. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "81337, U.S. GOVT. P/N 8-2-510-4-7, GENTEX P/N 72C2535-1, GENTEX CORP. 97427." It may be plausible that this type of eyeshield assembly was used in jet fighter pilot helmets.
Eyeshield Assembly 2014.68.11 Curtiss Collection An eyeshield assembly that was used for aviator's helmets in the US military, particularly the US Air Force. It is still wrapped in its unopened original packaging. The eyeshield is dark green and was a replacement for when an eyeshield became scratched, marred, cracked or damaged in some way making it inoperable in a helmet. This eyeshield was made by Gentex Corp. of Zeeland, Michigan. Uncertain of production date and era. It has a cotton/felt sleeve that protects it from damage and dust. There is alpha-numeric text on the eyeshield assembly that reads, "81337, U.S. GOVT. P/N 8-2-510-4-7, GENTEX P/N 72C2535-1, GENTEX CORP. 97427." It may be plausible that this type of eyeshield assembly was used in jet fighter pilot helmets.
Figurine 2015.27.17 Fulkert Collection One silver plated figurine of Mother Mary and the Baby Jesus being held in her left arm. On the back of the figurine at the bottom on the base is the word, "FRANCE" and just above that in the right corner is what appears to be the initials, "RC." The figurine is housed in a chrome plated, threaded, copper capsule.
Flag 2013.21.1 Erma Smith Collection A small American flag that flew on PT 524 during the War in the Pacific. The flag is made of wool and has metal eyelets for attaching to a flag pole. In the corner of the flag is an inventory mark that reads, "NAT ENS 12." The signatures on this flag represent the sailors who served on this naval craft. This flag was owned and used by James W. Smith who was the Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on this particular PT boat.
Flag 2014.32.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One United States 48 star flag. This 48 star flag would have been manufactured somewhere between 1912 and 1959.
Flag 2013.21.3 Erma Smith Collection A small American flag that flew on PT 524 during the War in the Pacific. The flag is made of wool and has metal eyelets for attaching to a flag pole. In the corner of the flag is an inventory mark that reads, "NAT ENS 12." This flag was owned and used by James W. Smith who was the Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on this particular PT boat.
Flag 2013.21.4 Erma Smith Collection A small Japanese flag that was captured during the War in the Pacific. The flag is made of silk and has leather pieces for attaching to a flag pole. The flag has a plethora of written Japanese words. The translation is unknown; they could be names, military units, squadrons, battles or etc. This flag was owned by James W. Smith who was a Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on PT Boat 524 of the U.S. Navy.
Flag 2014.48.1 Meinke Collection An American flag that was presented to the Meinke family during the military burial service of their father, Hugh Leroy Meinke in 1976.
Flag 2014.63.1 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A Japanese military flag. It is uncertain where this flag was captured from, but certainly during the conflict in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Its primary colors are red and white. The size of the flag in inches is 27" x 28". It has a stop on the bottom section of the hoist.
Flag 2014.63.58 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A French flag, possibly, World War II era. Its primary horizontal colors are blue, white and red. It is a banner style flag with its halyard running along the top.
Flag 2014.21.9 This is a modern 50 star United States of America, flag. This flag is likely to be a veterans burial flag for, William S. Grieves. This flag is folded likely for interment. Grieves was born on July 21, 1926 and passed away February 19, 2012.
Flag 2015.73.1 Tokar Collection A United States, 45 star, flag. Imprinted text on the flag indicates that it is a "6'x10' standard" flag. Other imprinted handwritten text: "E.E. Leach, SAA Crannell(?), 716 (?)ave." The flag has two metal grommets at the top for hanging. (?)= unknown text The 45-star flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1896. A star was added for the admission of Utah on January 4th, 1896 and was to last until 1908 with the addition of Oklahoma as a state. The Presidents to serve under this flag were Grover Cleveland (1893-1897), William McKinley (1897-1901),and Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909).
Flag, Military Burial 2015.104.7 Brown Collection A 50 star American flag that was used for the military burial of David Laird Brown who served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War as an aerial gunner on helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic. He enlisted in early 1966 and was honorably discharged in April 1972. He contracted cancer as a result of being exposed to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam and died on May 12, 2015. His original place of residence, as a child, was in Port Clinton, Ohio on Barclay Drive.
Flag, Service 2013.002.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One USS Enterprise CV-6 Union Jack flag, forty-eight (48) stars on dark blue ground. This Union Jack flag was inventoried and aboard the USS Enterprise during World War II as of June, 1941.
Flag, Service 2014.63.2 Michigan Military History Museum Collection An American service flag. These flags were used by American families, primarily for sons, that were serving in the United States military during World War II.
Flare, Fire 2014.15.7 Wargo Collection One small firemaking flare kit. There are two flares in the kit. The kit could be used to start a fire for survival, rescue, cooking campfire, an auto flare and etc. The text on the [top side] packaging reads, [Mobil Pegasus Logo Above], "Mobil Fire-Flare for Lighting Fires, Camp Cooking, Auto-Flares, etc., Socony Vacuum Oil Co., Inc., Patent Applied For" On left opening/closing flap, text, "3 Units" and upper long side, text, "Non-Toxic." [Revere Side] Text, "To Light: Break off this "Fire-Flare" along dotted line. Light a torn edge of cardboard and stand on end. If more heat is required, burn two or more units at a time."
Flashlight 2015.72.1 Goods Wargo Collection One BMG 2 cell black Navy issue (USN) with slide switch flashlight. Manufacturer: Bridgeport Metal Goods (BMG) Mfr. Model #:TB-8, Circa: 1942, Battery: 2D, Style: Standard 2 Cell The flashlight is a two function flashlight, the first setting (slide of the switch) has a flashing function and the second setting is a steady/constant light. On the side of the flashlight is the last name, Riedy, the name of the naval veteran who owned this flashlight. He carved his name into the painted surface. On the end of the flashlight on the screw-off cap is the text, "BMG," which stands for Bridgeport Metal Goods, the company who produced this flashlight. On the main length of the flashlight is stamped text, "U.S.N.," the initials for United States Navy.
Fourragère 2014.63.12 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A shoulder insignia, technically referred to as a fourragere. Its primary color is light blue. There is a loop at the top that attaches to the epaulet on the shoulder of the uniform. This particular Fourragère was from a US Army infantry dress uniform during the 1950s and an associated classification is 11-MOS.
Frame, Service Cap 2015.104.26 Brown Collection An original USMC military issue service cap frame, ca. 1960s. It is primarily black in color, very sturdy, inner brown leather band, size: 7 1/8. It has an outer leather belt band that detaches and allows for a cap cover to be placed over it as the head covering. There are two threaded studs that thread onto the cap that keep the belt band and cap cover in place. At the front of the inner section of the cap is a chrome bracket that held a round band that was placed in top of the cap cover to make it fill out for a sharp appearance. The visor is covered with leather. Imprinted inside on the leather band reads, "7 1/8, D.L. Brown, 01, 35 [handwritten], Frame, Service Cap, Bancroft Cap Co., DSA-100-1397." This cap frame was issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam. ca. late 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Fuselage 2015.27.20 A-B Fulkert Collection A piece of fuselage skin from the "crew pod" a P-61 Black Widow aircraft from WWII. It was acquired by James R. Fulkert (formerly of Port Clinton, Ohio) as an appreciation of being a financial supporter of the P-61 Black Widow restoration by Mid-Atlantic Air Museum of Reading, PA. While a Sergeant, he flew in one of these planes as a Radar Tech during World War II in the China-Burma-India theater of war. The fuselage skin is accompanied by a letter of appreciation from MAAM for Mr. Fulkert's donation and being a regular supporter. (A) Fuselage Skin (B) Letter
Game, Board 2015.57.6 Fox Collection One Monopoly game board with all of the usual game board imagery of Monopoly. It is a 1941-1946 release because in 1946, the text, "REG. U.S. PATENT OFFICE" was expanded, thus the new printing stated, "REGISTERED IN U.S. PATENT OFFICE." This particular board has the text, "REG. U.S. PATENT OFFICE." There is a label on the outside of the board which indicates it as an early release of Monopoly as well, ca. 1930s-1940s.
Generator, Gasoline 2015.68.1 Tokar Collection A US military generator set, ca. 1960s-70s for use in the field as a mobile unit. It is OD green in color and sits in a rounded square-like metal frame. There is an OD green canvas bag on one side that contains all of the original operators manuals and specs. This type of generator was used across several branches of the US military, including the US Army, US Air Force and the US Marine Corps. It is a 1.5 KW, 60 Hz capacity output. Model G-160, Serial No. 6A74150930 It has a military standard gasoline engine. 2 cylinder air cooled, 4 cycle overhead valve, 16 cu. inch displacement. Manufactured: February 1974.
Glove 2014.15.39 Wargo Collection One aviator's glove. Size: 9, Type B 3-A, Spec. No. 3170 B, Class P, Pique Sewn, Stock No. 8300-298312, Order No. [133-038] 44-6621-A. Manufactured by the Bell Glove Company. It is a brown leather glove that was used in conjunction with service in the USAAF during World War II. It is only 1 of 2, the other glove that accompanied it is missing/lost. The veteran that owned and used this glove was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Glove 2014.15.40 Wargo Collection One aviator's glove. Size: Large, Type-A-11A, Spec. No. 314 3, Order No. [33-038] 44-5617-A.F., Property A.F., U.S. Army. Manufactured by the Alexette Glove Corp.. It is a brown leather glove that was used in conjunction with service in the USAAF during World War II. It is only 1 of 2, the other glove that accompanied it is missing/lost. The veteran that owned and used this glove was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Goggles, Aviator's 2013.5.1.7 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) pair aviator's goggles.
Goggles, Aviator's 2013.17.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One pair of goggles for exposure to sun, wind and dust. It is complete with one Class 1 (tinted) lens and one Class 2 (clear) spare lens. The stock number on the outer section of the box reads, "8465-161-4068." The original box is dark Army green with black metal clips.The supplier was Omnitech Inc. of Dudley, Massachusetts, per information on the original box. Inside of the goggles it reads, "H.L. Bouton Co., Buzzards Bay, Mass." This stamp may indicate the manufacturer of the goggles.
Goggles, Aviator's 2014.63.39 A-F Michigan Military History Museum Collection One goggle kit complete with original goggles and various lenses. This is a Polaroid 1021 goggle kit and was developed mainly for use by the USAAF, but it found widespread use in all Army branches as well. The 1021 all-purpose goggle kit has a light-weight foam and rubber frame that is held in place by a thin elastic strap. In addition to improved comfort over the earlier M-1938 goggles, the Polaroid 1021 featured a single one-piece lens for better visibility and four different removable lenses available for better visibility under a variety of conditions. There is a non-polarizing clear lens that was used for protection against dust, dirt and grime. A light green lens was available for glare protection on normal days and a dark green polarizing lens was available for glare protection on exceedingly bright days. Also, there is a red non-polarizing "dark adapter" lens was used for adapting the eyes to night vision. On the outside flap is the name of the kit, "Polaroid All-Purpose Goggle Kit, No. 1021." On the inside flap is instructions for use, including how to clean the lenses, replaces the lenses and uses of the extra lenses. On lower flap it gives the color of the lens and its part number with a description of each lens. The fabric holder is khaki colored and the rubber foam of the goggles is an off-white. (A) Goggles (B) Clear Lens (C) Light Green Lens (D) Dark Green Lens (E) Red Lens (F) Fabric Holder
Goggles, Aviator's 2014.63.56 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A pair of World War 1 aviator's goggles. They are leather with adjustable brass eye-pieces. The eye-pieces have four holes in a diamond shape for venting to keep the goggles from fogging over. On the end of the goggle straps are metal eyelets where a cord/strap was once attached for securing the goggles to the head. On the back of the goggles written in black ink are a set of initials, "US AEF." Unknown if this text is original to the goggles or written post-war. The text indicates United States American Expeditionary Forces.
Goggles, Aviator's 2014.15.36 A-B Wargo Collection One pair of M-1943 goggles with their original envelope. They were an Army issue item. They were many US Army personnel, including the Army Air Force. They are made of leather and plastic in an extremely complicated pattern and were intended for a specific use of stopping dust. They were considered an expendable item. They were made in three different colors for different uses, with the main requirement being to protect the eyes from dust. These were green lens which were meant also to stop glare. They came with a protective paper cover. They were made by the American Optical Company, ca. 1944. Stock No. 37G3531. A- Goggles B- Envelope
Gun, Antiaircraft 2012.32.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One German, WWII era, 3.7 cm. Flak 18, Rheinmetall, Model 1939, flak gun, aka, 37 mm flak gun. This flak gun has been disabled, but has been equipped with the ability to fire propane gas blasts to simulate, in minor fashion, what it would have been like to see it during live fire. It is dark grey in color and is on wheels. Specifications Produced by: Rheinmetall, Model 1939 Caliber: 37mm Length: 11.9 ft Weight: 3,417 pounds Elevation: 8 degrees to +85 degrees Traverse: 360 degrees Muzzle velocity: 2,690 ft. per second Max. Effective Ceiling Range: 15,748 ft Rate of Fire: 80 round per minute Projectile Weight: 1.41 pounds
Gun, Flare 2014.15.3 Liberty Aviation Museum One USAAF Flare Gun Pistol, Pyrotechnic M2, WWII, Brass. The bulk of the gun is brass with brown polymer/Bakelite(?) handles. The trigger appears to be steel. It is noticeably hefty in weight. There is a loop on the bottom for attaching a cord for hanging. There is text on the handle and the barrel that reads, [handles] "International Flare-Signal Co., Tippecanoe City, Ohio, [there is a set of wings in the middle with the text, "Driggs Faber System"], Made in U.S.A., Patent No. 1712382." There is identical text on the reverse handle; [barrel] "Pistol, Pyrotechnic-M2 , No. 21941, Insp. F.A.M., U.S. Property." This flare gun was used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Handkerchief 2014.63.15 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A United States Marine Corps silk handkerchief. Its primary colors are green and white. It has a white decorative sewn design around the border of the sham. The embroidered text, in white, reads, "SEMPER FIDELIS, U.S. Marines."
Handkerchief 2014.63.16 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A United States Marine Corps silk handkerchief. Its primary colors are blue and white. It has a white decorative sewn design around the border of the sham. The embroidered text, in white, reads, "SEMPER FIDELIS, U.S. Marines."
Handrail, brass 2014.19.2 Liberty Aviation Museum Four (4) PT Boat hand railings with brass mounts.
Hat 2016.10.1 Society of Air Racing Historians One 1949 Cleveland National Air Races hat that was purchased as a novelty and to protect spectators from excessive exposure to sunlight. The chief color is tan and the underside is a forest green. The front of the hat has a metal foil badge that reads, "1949 * National Air Races; 40th Anniversary; Sept. 3-4-5, Cleveland." The image on the foil badge is a race airplane that is rounding a red and white checkered racing pylon. There is also a leather band that stretches across the brim. There are three (3) vent holes on each side of the hat.
Headband 2014.63.5 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A WWII Japanese headband with text and the red Japanese rising sun symbol. It was a headband that the kamakazi wore during their raids on American warships and otherwise. The meaning of the Japanese text is untranslated and is not known.
Headphone 2016.11.2 Crump Collection One single speaker headset for a radiological survey unit. The connector has a threaded male connection. It threads onto a female connector on the radiation detection unit.
Helmet, Flight 2014.15.2 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) leather flight helmet and mask and connecting tube and attached earphones.
Helmet, Military 2014.63.60 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection (A) An early World War II M1 helmet. The helmet is an early style helmet due to the shell having a fixed bail to hold the chinstrap. They were produced from April 1941 to October 1943. Also the seam is at the front of the helmet and the production lot number is 543B. The helmet is dark green and has a textured surface. These early helmets had flaws such as if the helmet was thrown or dropped to the ground on a hard surface the chinstrap bail would snap off, they formed stress cracks and the helmets were found to have a magnetic influence on compass readings and the helmets were later changed to a different type of metal. (B) A M-1 fibre liner. The liner is made of fibre composites and has web suspension lining. There is a strap on the back inside of the shell that served as a handle for pulling it out of the M-1 shell. On the front t of the helmet is a decal indicating the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Helmet, Military 2014.63.61 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection (A) An post World War II era M1 helmet. The helmet is a later style helmet due to the shell having a swiveled bail. Also the seam is at the back of the helmet. The helmet is a lighter green and has a textured surface. (B) An M-1 fibre liner. The liner is made of fiberglass and has web suspension lining with a leather headstrap.
Helmet, Military 2014.63.65 Michigan Military History Museum Collection An post World War II era M1 helmet. The helmet is a later style helmet due to the shell having a swiveled bail. Also the seam is at the back of the helmet. The helmet is a lighter green and has a textured surface. The production lot number is "1 1536" indicative that it was manufactured after 1951.
Helmet, Military 2014.63.66 Michigan Military History Museum Collection An post World War II era M1 helmet. The helmet is a later style helmet due to the shell having a swiveled bail. Also the seam is at the back of the helmet. The helmet is a lighter green and has a textured surface. The production lot number is "1 1532" indicative that it was manufactured after 1951.
Helmet, Military 2015.72.2 Wargo Collection These helmets were used by US Navy crews during WWII, particularly by radio communication personnel. These were specially developed in 1942 for naval personnel, allowing communications headgear to be easily worn under the helmet. Its specific shape makes it very unique to WWII. The helmet has its original ink stamps inside USN and MK-2. It has its original strap and all other accouterments.
Holder, Business Card 2016.30.25 Knipp Collection One small leather business card holder. There is pressed text with a floral design. The text reads, "Ohio, Junior Prom, 1914." It has two pockets. This holder was the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Holder, Canteen 2014.63.53 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A M-1941 mounted canteen cover with Eagle snap fasteners. It has a wool felt lining that was used for insulation. The back of the canteen has an extra webbing strip to hold the bent wire hook used for attaching to a soldiers belt. On the front (barely visible) is the text, "US." On the rear at the bottom is unknown text due to being unvisible.
Holder, Military Ribbon 2016.2.35 Jacobs Collection One metal military ribbon holder. Capacity: holds 5 ribbons. Has 3 stud backings for securing to uniform tunic/shirt.
Holster 2015.78.2 Thurman Collection One black leather holster with straps. Notched opening on obverse, leather hammer strap (metal snap closure) for securing pistol into holster, on top. Leather strap with chrome buckle that opens to allow holster to be placed over a belt for securing to waist. Opening on end/bottom for allowance of barrel to go through holster. Imprinted text, "33" (obverse), "Made by Wm. Mohlenkamp" (reverse).
Hook, Gaff 2014.15.38 A-J Wargo Collection One Gaff Hook assembly. The assembly came in a tin box with seven parts used in conjunction with the Spit Assembly, Part No. SGA 43-27. The parts in the box assemble together into a large 3 pronged treble hook. There is also another threaded rod in the box and an arrowhead spear tip. In the bottom of the box there are instruction that instructed military personnel that the spit assembly and gaff hook assembly could be used together to form a cooking spit, a fishing spear, a gaff hook for fishing, a fishing pole, for use with signal flares and as a weapon. This set was issued to Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force in the USAAF during World War II.
Indicator, Approach 2015.104.27 Brown Collection An approach indicator instrument for a PBY Catalina aircraft. The PBY was a military aircraft used during World War II as a Patrol Bomber. It served in all theaters of war. The face of the instrument reads, "Approach Indicator, ID-24/ARN-9." There is a round female 6 pin connector on the reverse of the instrument. Also there are four bolt holes attached to the front that were likely used to attach it to the instrument panel in the cockpit. In the glass face of the instrument are two set screws that were for apparent adjustment.
Indicator, Turn and Bank 2014.58.1 Foster Collection A Pioneer/Bendix aircraft turn and bank indicator, Mfrs. Part No. 1707-2A-A2. This particular indicator was apparently used by the US Army for their aircraft in the 1930s and 1940s era. It was used in P-40 Warhawk Fighter Planes in World War II. Unsure of use in other AAF aircraft. The manufacturer's tag reads, "Order No. AC-12479, Mfrs. Part No. 1707-2A-A2, Spec. No. 27803-A, Pioneer Instrument Co, Inc. Bendix N.J." The face of the indicator reads, "A.C. US Army, Serial No. AC-39-752, Type A-5."
Indicator, Turn and Bank 2014.58.2 Foster Collection A Pioneer/Bendix aircraft turn and bank indicator, Mfrs. Part No. 1718-25-A2. This particular indicator was apparently used by the US Army for their aircraft in the 1930s and 1940s era. It was used in P-40 Warhawk Fighter Planes in World War II. Unsure of use in other AAF aircraft. The manufacturer's tag reads, "Order No. AC-16784, Mfrs. Part No. 1718-25-A2, Spec. No. 94-27955, Bendix Aviation Corporation, Pioneer Instrument Division, Bendix, New Jersey, U.S.A." The face of the indicator reads, "A.C. US Army, Serial No. AC-41-815, Type A 8."
Insignia 2014.63.38 Michigan Military History Museum Collection An insignia patch that was used by the Hitler Youth organization in the 1930s through 1945. The insignia patch is diamond shaped with a black border with a white diamond shaped base in the center with two more black diamond shaped symbols (inside of it) and they topped another diamond shape with a Swastika inside of it.
Insignia 2015.26.4 Liberty Aviation Museum A World War I aviator's "double" wings insignia that belonged to Quentin Roosevelt , son of President Theodore Roosevelt. When the first US Pilots arrived in England in WWI many had 1/2 wing Badges on their uniform. In the US, a pilot in the Army Reserves wore a 1/2 wing. In Europe a non-pilot, such as a crew member wore a 1/2 wing. So the British made fun of the Americans of course. The wing was period modified by cutting away everything but the shield and the wings. In June of 1917 the War Department sent a group of officers, lead by Major Raynal C. Bolling, to gather intelligence on the aeronautical situation in Europe. The Junior Military Aviators of the group found themselves at a disadvantage in England and France because the wing badge they wore had only one wing, which their European counterparts understood as "observer" not "aviator". This meant that US Junior Military Advisors were ignored by European aviators of the same rank. Their solution to this embarrassing dilemma was to, with proper American ingenuity, cut-down their cap insignia to create a "double" wing, seen here on this jacket, which immediately settled the delicate matter of rank
Insignia 2015.26.5 Liberty Aviation Museum A 1/2 wing insignia issued in early World War 1 to US pilots. This particular 1/2 Wing insignia belonged to Quentin Roosevelt, son of former President Theodore Roosevelt. When the first US Pilots arrived in England in WWI many had 1/2 wing Badges on their uniform. In the US, a pilot in the Army Reserves wore a 1/2 wing. In Europe a non-pilot, such as a crew member wore a 1/2 wing. So the British made fun of the Americans of course.
Insignia 2015.26.6 Liberty Aviation Museum A pilot's wings insignia issued in early World War 1 to US pilots. This particular Pilot's Wing insignia belonged to Quentin Roosevelt, son of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
Insignia 2015.26.7 Liberty Aviation Museum A pilot's wings insignia issued in early World War 1 to US pilots. This particular Pilot's Wing insignia belonged to Quentin Roosevelt, son of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
Insignia 2015.26.8 Liberty Aviation Museum An U.S. insignia for an AEF military personnel's uniform. This style of insignia is indicative of World War I type accouterment. This particular U.S. insignia belonged to Quentin Roosevelt, son of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
Insignia 2015.26.9 Liberty Aviation Museum An U.S. insignia for an AEF military personnel's uniform. This style of insignia is indicative of World War I type accouterment. This particular U.S. insignia belonged to Quentin Roosevelt, son of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
Insignia 2015.27.47 Fulkert Collection A Ruptured Duck cloth patch. It is a 2 1/2" diamond shaped color military patch. It is worn on the right side of the uniform above the pocket on the Army uniform. It is officially called the World War II Honorable Discharge Patch.' It is sewn on the uniform at discharge to show that a veteran served honorably in World War II.
Insignia 2015.27.48 Fulkert Collection A Ruptured Duck cloth patch. It is a 2 1/2" diamond shaped color military patch. It is worn on the right side of the uniform above the pocket on the Army uniform. It is officially called the World War II Honorable Discharge Patch.' It is sewn on the uniform at discharge to show that a veteran served honorably in World War II.
Insignia 2015.80.1 Wilkes Collection A sterling silver set of WWII. USAAF Aerial Gunner's wings. There are two bird like wings with a bomb (in the middle) pointing downward with two outstretched wings attached to it. They have a pin back setting which is pushed through fabric and secured by two brass clasps. On the reverse side of the wings is a stamped or molded text, "STERLING," indicating the wing are made of sterling silver.
Insignia 2014.15.51 Wargo Collection One pair of Aerial Gunner's wings from the USAAF of WWII. Attaching apparatus is safety pin style. Made of sterling silver, was manufactured by Amico Co.The veteran that owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia 2014.15.52 Wargo Collection One pair of Aerial Gunner's wings from the USAAF of WWII. Attaching apparatus is brass with double pin-stud. Made of sterling silver, manufacturer unknown. The veteran that owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia 2014.15.53 Wargo Collection One pair of air crew wings from the USAAF of WWII. Attaching apparatus is brass with double pin-stud. Made of sterling silver, manufacturer unknown. The veteran that owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia 2014.15.65 Wargo Collection An officer's collar insignia. The insignia is a stand-alone image of the initials, "U.S." It attached by two post-studs, with one post missing. The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia 2014.15.66 Wargo Collection A cadet wings insignia used USAAF personnel during WWII. It is golden colored. The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia 2014.15.70 Wargo Collection One US Army First Aid Packet that contains a field dressing bandage, aka, Carlisle Bandage. This particular bandage was an early edition of the Carlisle bandage that came in an OD green metal container. This type would open up and the bandage itself contained a medicated ointment/salve on the bandage. The red color on the bandage itself indicated the back of the bandage. This specific bandage is still sealed, unopened, in its original metal container.
Insignia 2014.15.81 Wargo Collection A USAAF logo insignia. It is an authentic patch to the period of World War II. It has a fully embroidered backing without plastic/latex backing that is on reproduction insignia. The chief colors blue, golden yellow, white and red. It is a white star with a red dot in the middle and are flanked by golden colored wings on a blue background.
Insignia 2014.15.82 Wargo Collection A USAAF round (oblonged) logo insignia. It is an authentic patch to the period of World War II. It has a fully embroidered backing without plastic/latex backing that is on reproduction insignia. The chief colors blue, golden yellow, white and red. It is a white star with a red dot in the middle and are flanked by golden colored wings on a blue background.
Insignia 2014.15.83 Wargo Collection A USAAF round (oblonged) logo insignia. It is an authentic patch to the period of World War II. It has a fully embroidered backing without plastic/latex backing that is on reproduction insignia. The chief colors blue, golden yellow, white and red. It is a white star with a red dot in the middle and are flanked by golden colored wings on a blue background.
Insignia 2014.15.84 Wargo Collection A USAAF round (oblonged) logo insignia. It is an authentic patch to the period of World War II. It has a fully embroidered backing without plastic/latex backing that is on reproduction insignia. The chief colors blue, golden yellow, white and red. It is a white star with a red dot in the middle and are flanked by golden colored wings on a blue background.
Insignia 2014.15.85 Wargo Collection A USAAF round (oblonged) logo insignia. It is an authentic patch to the period of World War II. It has a fully embroidered backing without plastic/latex backing that is on reproduction insignia. The chief colors blue, golden yellow, white and red. It is a white star with a red dot in the middle and are flanked by golden colored wings on a blue background.
Insignia 2014.15.86 Wargo Collection A pilot cadet's insignia. It is a cloth patch. The cadet's wings symbol is embroidered in golden yellow on a blue background. This insignia was worn by a cadet who was training to be a combat pilot during World War II.
Insignia 2014.15.87 Wargo Collection A triangular USAAF engineering mechanic's insignia with a gear symbol. It is a cloth patch. The gear symbol is embroidered in golden yellow on a blue background. This insignia was issued to a air crew personnel who served as engineering mechanic's for their bomb group or squadron during World War II.
Insignia 2014.15.88 Wargo Collection An oval, flattop shaped insignia of the 4th Air Force of World War II. It is a cloth patch. It has USAAF wings in white/red with four beams in golden yellow projecting the wings upward on a blue background. This insignia was issued to members of the 4th Air Force of the USAAF during World War II.
Insignia 2014.15.89 Wargo Collection An round insignia of the 20th Air Force of World War II. It is a cloth patch. It has USAAF wings in golden yellow projecting upward with white and [red dotted] star in the middle of them. The wings are on top of a grid pattern that resembles a globe with the numeral 20 on it. The background is blue. This insignia was issued to members of the 20th Air Force of the USAAF during World War II.
Insignia 2014.15.90 Wargo Collection An round insignia of the 20th Air Force of World War II. It is a cloth patch. It has USAAF wings in golden yellow projecting upward with white and [red dotted] star in the middle of them. The wings are on top of a grid pattern that resembles a globe with the numeral 20 on it. The background is blue. This insignia was issued to members of the 20th Air Force of the USAAF during World War II.
Insignia 2014.15.91 Wargo Collection An round insignia of the 20th Air Force of World War II. It is a cloth patch. It has USAAF wings in golden yellow projecting upward with white and [red dotted] star in the middle of them. The wings are on top of a grid pattern that resembles a globe with the numeral 20 on it. The background is blue. This insignia was issued to members of the 20th Air Force of the USAAF during World War II.
Insignia 2014.15.92 Wargo Collection An round insignia of the 20th Air Force of World War II. It is a cloth patch. It has USAAF wings in golden yellow projecting upward with white and [red dotted] star in the middle of them. The wings are on top of a grid pattern that resembles a globe with the numeral 20 on it. The background is blue. This insignia was issued to members of the 20th Air Force of the USAAF during World War II.
Insignia 2014.15.93 Wargo Collection An round insignia of the 10th Air Force of World War II. It is a cloth patch. It has USAAF wings in golden yellow projecting upward with a white shield and the numeral 10 [in blue] in the middle of them. The USAAF logo is at the top. The background is blue. This insignia was issued to members of the 10th Air Force of the USAAF during World War II.
Insignia 2014.15.94 Wargo Collection A square insignia of the 2nd Air Force of World War II. It is a cloth patch. It has an eagle in flight with talons stretched downward in golden yellow The USAAF logo star is at the top. The background is blue. The chief colors are blue, golden yellow, white and red.This insignia was issued to members of the 2nd Air Force of the USAAF during World War II. The 2nd Air Force were assigned and stationed to the Northwestern United States during WWII for domestic national defense.
Insignia 2014.15.95 Wargo Collection A square insignia of the 2nd Air Force of World War II. It is a cloth patch. It has an eagle in flight with talons stretched downward in golden yellow The USAAF logo star is at the top. The background is blue. The chief colors are blue, golden yellow, white and red.This insignia was issued to members of the 2nd Air Force of the USAAF during World War II. The 2nd Air Force were assigned and stationed to the Northwestern United States during WWII for domestic national defense.
Insignia 2014.15.96 Wargo Collection One US Army Staff Sergeant rank insignia. Its chief colors are black and khaki.
Insignia 2014.15.97 Wargo Collection One US Army Staff Sergeant rank insignia. Its chief colors are black and khaki.
Insignia 2014.15.98 Wargo Collection One US Army Staff Sergeant rank insignia. Its chief colors are black and khaki.
Insignia 2014.15.99 Wargo Collection One US Army Staff Sergeant rank insignia. Its chief colors are black and khaki.
Insignia 2014.15.100 Wargo Collection One US Army Staff Sergeant rank insignia. Its chief colors are black and OD green. The backing on this insignia indicates that it is an authentic patch issued during the war years of the 1940s.
Insignia 2014.15.101 Wargo Collection One US Army Corporal rank insignia. Its chief colors are black and OD green. The backing on this insignia indicates that it is an authentic patch issued during the war years of the 1940s.
Insignia 2014.15.102 Wargo Collection One US Army Corporal rank insignia. Its chief colors are black and OD green. The backing on this insignia indicates that it is an authentic patch issued during the war years of the 1940s.
Insignia 2014.15.103 Wargo Collection One US Army Corporal rank insignia. Its chief colors are black and OD green. The backing on this insignia indicates that it is an authentic patch issued during the war years of the 1940s.
Insignia 2014.15.104 Wargo Collection One US Army Corporal rank insignia. Its chief colors are black and OD green. The backing on this insignia indicates that it is an authentic patch issued during the war years of the 1940s.
Insignia 2014.21.13 Mullens Collection This is a USAAF insignia from World War 11 time period. This insignia is located in with other objects in a leather portable photo album. This leather object has four insert areas for objects to be placed in, each area has a plastic protective cover for each space. This insignia is in the farthest left insert. This patch is circular in shape and red in color. The center of the insignia features a white background shape, this shape is similar to that of a rounded flower, with six rounded points. Within that flower shape there is a large blue star, and on top of the star is a yellow lightning bolt. Surrounding the large star are, five smaller blue stars.
Insignia 2015.99.4 Tack Collection A WWII era US Army PFC device, insignia. On the reverse side are the characters, "GI". The veteran that possessed and used this insignia, Lloyd E. Tack, was an MP with the European Occupation Force following World War II during the "Marshall Plan" period of Europe.
Insignia 2015.106.2 VanWey Collection One enlisted US Army personnel collar disc. Disc text: U.S., golden brass color disc. two attaching studs on back with attaching buttons.
Insignia 2015.106.8 VanWey Collection One pair of Aerial Gunner's wings from the USAAF of WWII. Attaching apparatus is safety pin style. They are made of sterling silver, manufacturer unknown. These wings belonged to Sergeant Albert A. VanWey who served in the USAAF, Eighth Air Force, 570th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, stationed at Parham Field 153 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He was an Aerial Gunner and Radio Operator on B-17s during World War II in the European Theater.
Insignia 2015.104.13 Brown Collection A USMC Sergeant insignia for a lapel/etc. of a uniform. It has two studs with brass attaching clasps. It is metal and black in color. This insignia was issued to David Laird Brown as a result of his promotion from Corporal to Sergeant who served in Vietnam, late ca. 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on helicopters in the US Marine Corps and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Insignia 2015.104.14 Brown Collection A USMC Sergeant insignia for a lapel/etc. of a uniform. It has two studs with brass attaching clasps. It is metal and black in color. This insignia was issued to David Laird Brown as a result of his promotion from Corporal to Sergeant who served in Vietnam, late ca. 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on helicopters in the US Marine Corps and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Insignia 2015.104.15 Brown Collection A USMC insignia, possibly, for a cap. It has one threaded stud w/out an attaching nut. It is metal and black in color. This insignia was issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam, late ca. 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on helicopters in the US Marine Corps and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Insignia 2015.104.16 Brown Collection A USMC collar insignia. It has one threaded stud w/out an attaching nut. It is metal and black in color. There is a maker's mark on the reverse that reads, "KREW." This insignia was issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam, late ca. 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on helicopters in the US Marine Corps and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Insignia 2015.104.19 Brown Collection An original USMC rank insignia patch for a Sergeant during the Vietnam War era. Obverse: Three triangular Marine green stripes with two crossed rifles below them on a red background. This insignia was issued to David Laird Brown who was promoted from Corporal to the rank of Sergeant in Vietnam. ca. late 1960s, and served as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Insignia 2015.104.20 Brown Collection An original USMC rank insignia patch for a Sergeant during the Vietnam War era. Obverse: Three triangular Marine green stripes with two crossed rifles below them on a khaki colored background. This insignia was issued to David Laird Brown who was promoted from Corporal to the rank of Sergeant in Vietnam. ca. late 1960s, and served as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Insignia 2016.16.2 Zeno-Moore Collection A sterling silver set of WWII, USAAF Aerial Gunner's wings. There are two bird like wings with a bomb (in the middle) pointing downward with two outstretched wings (behind/sides) attached to it. They have a pin/locking clasp setting to secure wings to tunic, shirt or etc.. On the reverse side of the wings is stamped or molded text, "STERLING," indicating the wing are made of sterling silver.
Insignia 2016.16.3 Zeno-Moore Collection A cadet wings insignia used by USAAF personnel during WWII aviator's training for becoming a pilot or part of an air crew. They have a pin/clasp setting that attaches to whatever it is being attached too. They are sterling silver. The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Tech Sgt. Charles S. Moore who served in the USAAF in WWII. Stamped maker's mark text on the reverse side, "TRUART, STERLING."
Insignia 2016.16.4 Zeno-Moore Collection One 15/16" round pin with the, WWII era, USAAF 5th Air Force logo. The logo is a numeral 5 with the USAAF logo like a shooting star in the background surrounded by five (5) stars. It has a pin and locking clasp backing for securing to clothing or etc. The chief colors are red, white, blue and brass color.
Insignia 2016.16.5 Zeno-Moore Collection One "ruptured duck" honorable service lapel pin. This pin was issued to all US military service personnel following the conclusion of World War II for honorable service in the armed forces while serving in the war. It is a golden colored pin and fit through a button hole on the lapel of a shirt, coat or etc.
Insignia 2016.16.6 Zeno-Moore Collection One 2.75" Fifth (5th) Air Force insignia patch for an aviator's tunic. The chief colors are blue, white, red and golden yellow. It is an original and authentic WWII era patch due to its cloth backing.
Insignia 2016.16.7 Zeno-Moore Collection One, WWII era, 2.25 x 2.25" Eighth (VIII) Army Corps insignia patch. The chief colors are blue and white. It is an original and authentic WWII era patch due to its cloth backing.
Insignia 2016.16.8 Zeno-Moore Collection One, WWII era, 2.5" US Third (3rd) Army insignia patch. The chief colors are red, white, blue and green. THe insignia appears to be an authentic and original WWII era patch due to its cloth backing.
Insignia 2016.16.9 Zeno-Moore Collection One, WWII era, 2.25 x 2.25" US XVIII Army Airborne Corps insignia patch. The chief colors are blue and white. THe insignia appears to be an authentic and original WWII era patch due to its cloth backing.
Insignia 2015.104.40 Brown Collection A USMC Corporal insignia for a lapel or etc. of a uniform. It has two studs with brass attaching clasps. It is metal and black in color. This insignia was issued to David Laird Brown as a result of his promotion from Lance Corporal to Corporal who served in Vietnam, late ca. 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on helicopters in the US Marine Corps and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Insignia 2016.30.1 Knipp Collection One, WWI era, US Army Infantry insignia. It is in the shape of two crossed rifles. Brass w/ pin and loop attaching apparatus. These were the property of and were used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion.
Insignia 2016.30.2 Knipp Collection One, WWI era, US Army Infantry insignia. It is in the shape of two crossed rifles. Brass w/ pin and loop attaching apparatus. These were the property of and were used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion.
Insignia 2016.30.3 Knipp Collection One, WWI era, US Army Infantry insignia. It is in the shape of two crossed rifles. Brass w/ pin and loop attaching apparatus. These were the property of and were used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion.
Insignia 2016.30.4 Knipp Collection One small, WWI era, US Army Infantry insignia. It is in the shape of two crossed rifles. Brass w/ pin and loop attaching apparatus. These were the property of and were used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion.
Insignia 2016.30.5 Knipp Collection One small, WWI era, US Army Infantry insignia. It is in the shape of two crossed rifles. Brass w/ pin and loop attaching apparatus. These were the property of and were used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion.
Insignia 2016.30.7 Knipp Collection One insignia pin used for indication of a WWI, American Expeditionary Forces soldier. The pin is in the shape of letter and dots. The letter and dots are, "U.S.R." It stood for United States Reserves, particularly in the US Army. The U.S.R. insignia was used early in the war, but then changed to just the "U.S." symbol so that all US personnel uniforms would be more standard and consistent. It has a straight pin and clasp for attaching to a uniform. This was the property of and was used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Insignia, Cap 2014.15.49 Wargo Collection One US Army cap emblem insignia. It was worn on WWII era service visor caps. Brass colored with US Army logo with eagle, outstretched wings, with arrows clutched in left talon and a laurel branch in the right talon, with US shield in the middle, ribbon clutched in beak that says, e pluribus unum, with an adorned disc above it with thirteen stars inside that represent the thirteen colonies. The veteran that owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia, Cap 2014.15.50 Wargo Collection One US Army cap emblem insignia. It was worn on WWII era service visor caps. Brass colored with US Army logo with eagle, outstretched wings, with arrows clutched in left talon and a laurel branch in the right talon, with US shield in the middle, ribbon clutched in beak that says, e pluribus unum, with an adorned disc above it with thirteen stars inside that represent the thirteen colonies. The veteran that owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia, Collar 2015.27.14 Fulkert Collection One USAAF collar disk insignia. It has the USAAF airmen's wings symbol on a round brass disk. The wings symbol attaches to the round disk by means of a threaded post on the wings symbol and a type of rounded brass nut. On the back of the disk is stamped text that reads, " Made in Mexico, For S. King, Brownsville, Texas." This insignia is also known as a "BOS," which stands for "Branch of Service."
Insignia, Collar 2015.27.15 Fulkert Collection One World War II US Army collar disk insignia. It has the U.S. symbol on a round brass disk. The U.S. symbol attaches to the round disk by means of a threaded post on the U.S. symbol and a rounded brass nut.
Insignia, Collar 2014.15.42 Wargo Collection One USAAF Technical Training Command insignia. The motto, "Sustineo Alas" translated means, "I am waiting for wings." This badge was in use from July 1942 through 1946, when the Air Training Command was established as part of the post-WW2 USAAF reorganizations. The badge was worn on either the uniform tunic lapel or soft cap to show the wearer was assigned to the Technical Training Command. Personnel were responsible for technical training of air mechanics and as well as teaching pilots how to fly the aircraft. The veteran that owned and used this glove was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia, Collar 2014.15.43 Wargo Collection One USAAF Technical Training Command insignia. The motto, "Sustineo Alas" translated means, "I am waiting for wings." This badge was in use from July 1942 through 1946, when the Air Training Command was established as part of the post-WW2 USAAF reorganizations. The badge was worn on either the uniform tunic lapel or soft cap to show the wearer was assigned to the Technical Training Command. Personnel were responsible for technical training of air mechanics and as well as teaching pilots how to fly the aircraft. The veteran that owned and used this glove was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia, Collar 2014.15.45 Wargo Collection One US Army insignia pin. This was a common pin issued to enlisted personnel during and after World War II. Brass colored with threaded post and round nut for attaching to uniform by screwing nut onto threaded post. The veteran that owned and used this glove was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia, Collar 2014.15.46 Wargo Collection One US Army insignia pin. This was a common pin issued to enlisted personnel during and after World War II. Brass colored with double stud backing. All parts intact, except original stud clasps. The brass insignia plate is pressed onto tin metal disc with a folded edge.The veteran that owned and used this glove was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia, Collar 2014.15.47 Wargo Collection One US Army insignia pin. It is a collar disc that was issued to enlisted personnel in the USAAF. The image on the wings is known as "cadet's wings." Brass colored with double stud backing. All parts intact, except original stud clasps. The brass insignia plate is pressed onto tin metal disc with a folded edge.The veteran that owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia, Collar 2014.15.48 Wargo Collection One US Army insignia pin. It is a collar disc that was issued to enlisted personnel in the USAAF. The image on the wings is known as "cadet's wings." Brass colored with a threaded post and round nut for attaching to uniform by screwing nut onto threaded post. The veteran that owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Insignia, Overseas 2015.27.50 Fulkert Collection An US Army overseas service insignia. A gold bar or "hash mark" worn several inches above the Class A service jacket's left cuff signified six months overseas service. This particular insignia bears three gold bars or "hash marks" which indicates at least 18 months or 1 1/2 years overseas service.
Insignia, Overseas 2015.27.51 Fulkert Collection An US Army overseas service insignia. A gold bar or "hash mark" worn several inches above the Class A service jacket's left cuff signified six months overseas service. This particular insignia bears two gold bars or "hash marks" which indicates at least 12 months or 1 year of overseas service.
Insignia, Overseas 2015.69.5 Zeno-Moore Collection An US Army overseas service insignia. A gold bar or "hash mark" worn several inches above the Class A service jacket's left cuff signified six months overseas service. This particular insignia bears two gold bars or "hash marks" which indicates at least 12 months or 1 year of overseas service.
Insignia, Rank 2016.2.8 Jacobs Collection A US Navy Lieutenenat Junior Grade rank bar. Is is silver colored, has two stud posts for attaching to clothing or otherwise, two brass attaching clips.
Insignia, Rank 2016.30.8 Knipp Collection One golden colored, WWI era, US Army, 2nd Lieutenant rank bar insignia. It has a gilded border and perpendicular serrated lines on the obverse. This was the property of and was used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Insignia, Rank 2016.30.9 Knipp Collection One golden colored, WWI era, US Army, 2nd Lieutenant rank bar insignia. It has a gilded border and perpendicular serrated lines on the obverse. This was the property of and was used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Insignia, Rank 2016.30.10 Knipp Collection One golden colored, WWI era, US Army, 2nd Lieutenant rank bar insignia. It has a gilded border and perpendicular serrated lines on the obverse. This was the property of and was used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Insignia, Rank 2016.30.11 Knipp Collection One small golden colored, WWI era, US Army, 2nd Lieutenant rank bar insignia. It has a gilded border and perpendicular serrated lines on the obverse. This was the property of and was used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Insignia, Rank 2016.30.12 Knipp Collection One small silver colored, WWI era, US Army, 1st Lieutenant rank bar insignia. It has a border and smooth finish on the obverse. This was the property of and was used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Insignia, Rank 2016.30.13 Knipp Collection One small silver colored, WWI era, US Army, 1st Lieutenant rank bar insignia. It has a border and smooth finish on the obverse. This was the property of and was used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Insignia, Rank 2016.30.14 Knipp Collection One small silver colored, WWI era, US Army, 1st Lieutenant rank bar insignia. It has a border and smooth finish on the obverse. This was the property of and was used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Insignia, Shoulder 2014.63.32 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A set of insignia bars for the rank of First Lieutenant. They have two pin clutches on each bar and the bar serrated angled design on each bar. The primary color is silver.
Insignia, Shoulder 2014.63.33 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A set of insignia bars for the rank of Second Lieutenant. They have two pin clutches on each bar and the bar serrated angled design on each bar. The primary color is gold.
Insignia, Shoulder 2014.63.34 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A cluster insignia for the rank of Lt. Commander in the US Navy. It has two pin clutches and resembles an oak leaf. The primary color is gold.
Insignia, Shoulder 2014.63.42 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One 7th Army shoulder insignia for an US Army tunic. The primary colors are blue, golden yellow and red.
Insignia, Shoulder 2014.63.43 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One shoulder tab insignia that reads, "Germany." This tab indicates that the veteran who wore this insignia served in Germany, post World War II. The primary color is light blue and white.
Insignia, Shoulder 2014.63.44 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection A set of shoulder insignias with the US Army logo. This insignias are indicative of the rank of Private in the US Army. The primary color is OD green and golden yellow.
Insignia, Shoulder 2014.63.45 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One WWI AEF Airmen's shoulder insignia. It has a shield in the middle that has our country's initials, "U.S." and are flanked by two wings. The primary colors are dark khaki, blue and white.
Insignia, Shoulder 2015.26.10 Liberty Aviation Museum An golden 2nd Lieutenant rank insignia from the US Army for use in the AEF during World War I. It is gold plated over sterling silver. There are perpendicular lines on the top of the insignia. It attaches to a uniform by pin and hasp. This particular rank insignia belonged to Quentin Roosevelt, son of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
Insignia, Shoulder 2015.26.11 Liberty Aviation Museum An golden 2nd Lieutenant rank insignia from the US Army for use in the AEF during World War I. It is gold plated over sterling silver. There are perpendicular lines on the top of the insignia. It attaches to a uniform by pin and hasp. This particular rank insignia belonged to Quentin Roosevelt, son of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
Jacket, Flight 2013.35.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) jacket, helocoptor, cold-weather, olive drab.
Journal 2013.21.5 Erma Smith Collection A personal handwritten journal that chronicles the daily life and events of a U.S. Navy war veteran during his time of service in World War II in the Pacific Theater. The front cover reads, "Composition Book, Property of " and the back cover has a multiplication table, weights and rules, avoirdupois weight scale, apothecaries weight scale, troy weight scale, long measure scale, square measure scale, solid or cubic measure scale, dry measure scale, liquid measure scale, paper measure scale and a miscellaneous measurements scale. It has a blue cover and lined pages. This journal was written and owned by James W. Smith who was a Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on PT Boat 524 of the U.S. Navy.
Jumper 2015.95.1 Goldenbogen Collection A World War I, US Navy jumper. It is navy blue with a protective cover with white piping about its border. There are two stars in the corners of the cover. There are three stripes on the cuffs. There are two cords in the back of the jumper for cinching. This jumper was worn by Leo J. Hoch who served in the US Navy during World War I on the USS Pennsylvania.
Jumper 2015.94.1 Weber Collection A WWII US Navy (navy blue and white) enlisted servicemen's jumper. The insignia on the arm indicates a 3rd Class, Storekeeper's rating. The insignia above that is a WWII era Seabees patch. The Seabees title was a moniker for "C.B.," Construction Battalion. These were individuals who were skilled tradesmen, i.e. carpenters, masons, electricians, project planners, heavy-equipment operators, construction mechanics, plumbers, truck drivers, steelworker, linemen, etc. There are three campaign ribbons on the left chest, (1) American Area Campaign (2) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, (3) Victory World War II ribbon, (4) Navy Expert Riflemen On the right side of the chest is a "Ruptured Duck" insignia indicating that he had been honorably discharged from the US Navy. On the waist line of the shirt is stamped text (in white) that reads, "Meschke." This apparently was the name of the veteran who owned and wore this jumper.
Jumper 2015.94.5 Weber Collection A WWII US Navy, white, enlisted servicemen's jumper. The insignia on the arm indicates a 1st Class, Storekeeper's rating. The veteran who owned and wore this jumper, L.W. Meschke, was a Navy Seabee. The Seabees title was a moniker for "C.B.," Construction Battalion. These were individuals who were skilled tradesmen, i.e. carpenters, masons, electricians, project planners, heavy-equipment operators, construction mechanics, plumbers, truck drivers, steelworker, linemen, etc.
Jumpsuit 2016.9.3 Wieber Collection A US Air Force jumpsuit, ca. 1950s-60s. It is green with several zippered and snap pockets. It has a main zipper that allowed the veteran service personnel to slip in and out of it. It would slip over their clothing. On the right shoulder is an insignia patch that reads, "Air Rescue Service (top), That Others May Live (bottom)." In the middle of the patch is an angel. The chief colors of the patch are red, white, blue, yellow and light blue. On the right chest is an insignia patch of a globe with a yellow bird in the middle. The background is blue with white gridlines. In the collar of the jumpsuit is a cloth tag with imprinted text, "Suit, Flying, Man's, Very Light, K-2B; Stock No. 8415-265-7378; Size: Medium Regular; Spec-Mil- S-62650 & Amend.2 (USAF); Covington Industries, Inc.; DSA-1-2929-64-C; Dated 24 July 1963."
Kit, Mess 2016.27.2 A-C McDowell Collection One olive green West German, M31, 3-Pc Mess kit. It is light alloy aluminum. It can carry food and/or knife, fork and spoon. It seals neatly and easily for carrying and sealed storage. It is the West German (Bundeswehr) version. The three pieces are as follows: (A) Boiling Pot; (B) Frying Pan/Cup; (C) Cup/Bowl The three indentations in the boiling pot are measurements. Each indentation represents 2 cups or 16 ounces or 2 liters total. There are marking on the handle of the frying pan that read, "IVM 65" and markings on the cup/bowl rim that read, "NAH 71."
Kit, Ration 2014.15.14 Wargo Collection One WWII metal ration kit. It is a golden colored rounded tin. The top lid reads, "Emergency Parachute Ration; Contents: Bouillon Cubes, Candy, Cheese & Crackers Bar, Coffee, Gum, Sugar, Cigarettes, and Water Purification Tablets. Packed by Charms Co. Bloomfield, N.J."
Knife, Diver's 2015.91.1 A-C Rhodes Collection A World War II, US Navy diver's knife. It is a standard pattern, 7-inch blade, with one side serrated (sawing) and the other sharpened. It has a threaded brass guard, a circular wooden handle that is ribbed, a brass pommel. The scabbard/sheath is a circular brass cylinder with an integral leather strap w/ metal buckle. Marked: D Rhodes (in two spots on brass scabbard). This knife was uniquely designed with a threaded scabbard to help prevent the loss of the knife and also to avoid accidental puncture of a diver's suit which could cause instant decompression and death to the diver. It was owned and used by Donald Rhodes of Catawba Island, Ohio while serving aboard the USS Sterlet, SS 392. This naval vessel was a submarine that served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. A= Knife, B= Brass Scabbard/Sheath, C= Leather Strap w/ Buckle
Knife, Pocket 2016.30.38 Knipp Collection One small lady's pocket knife in the shape of a woman's shoe. It has "DIXON" stamped on the tang front section. It also has a ring attached for attaching it to a keychain or etc. This knife was the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Lamp, Signal 2014.19.6 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) box containing a Navy signal lamp and various lenses.
Legging 2015.73.2 A-B Morrill Collection A pair of M1917 leggings. Leggings were protective gear for the lower legs. The M1917 leggings were a shortened version of the Spanish American War leggings that came just below the knee of an American soldier's leg. This type of legging was the most commonly worn lower leg protection in Europe prior to the issue of the puttees, which was simply a piece of olive drab wool that was wrapped around the top of the boot and tied off just the knee cap.
Legging 2015.73.3 A-B Morrill Collection A pair of M1917 leggings. Leggings were protective gear for the lower legs. The M1917 leggings were a shortened version of the Spanish American War leggings that came just below the knee of an American soldier's leg. This type of legging was the most commonly worn lower leg protection in Europe prior to the issue of the puttees, which was simply a piece of olive drab wool that was wrapped around the top of the boot and tied off just the knee cap.
Lenses, goggles 2014.15.27 A-I Wargo Collection One set of Polaroid B-8 flying goggle lenses. These type of goggle lenses were used in all branches of the service during World War II for aviators. The lenses are in a tan muslin pocket with a metal snap enclosure. The pocket contains 8 flying goggle plastic lenses, separated by cloth and paper. There are three color types of lenses in this pocket: 2 yellow lenses, 4 green lenses and 2 orange lenses. The text on the front of the case reads, "Lenses B-8 Flying Goggle, Property U.S.A.A.F. Lenses for the B-8 goggle are made of plastic---flexible and shatter-resistant, remove dust and finger prints by breathing on the lens and wiping with a soft clean cloth." On the lower right corner is stamped text that reads, "AN 2126." A- Muslin Pocket/Case B-C: Yellow Lenses D-E: Orange Lenses F-I: Green Lenses
Light 2012.25.3 Cery Collection A Grimes cockpit or map light D-6810A with mounting flange. It could be set to a clear or red beam, with an adjustable spot size. This can also can be unplugged from the mounting flange for close-up use on charts (or preening) in your plane's rear view mirror. It was a classic and very pilot-friendly cockpit lamp for civilian or military warbirds.
Light, Drop 2014.19.11 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) maintenance drop light and cord used on PT-717.
Lighter 2014.19.17 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) brass airplane cigarette lighter.
Lighter, Friction 2014.63.30 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A Zippo brand lighter. It is chrome plated. It was manufactured by the Zippo Manufacturing Co. On the bottom of the light it reads, "ZIPPO (R)." Additionally, there are eight hash marks on the bottom as well, that represent it being a "Mark 8" class lighter. On one side of the lighter on the lid are three stars indicating its owner was a 3 Star General. On the reverse side (lid and mainbody) are the words, "Best Wishes, Seth J. McKee, Commander, United States Forces Japan, Fifth Air Force."
Liner, Glove 2014.15.32 A-B Wargo Collection One pair of glove liners. Size: large, used for keeping the hands protected from extreme cold temperatures when the outer gloves had to be removed. On the cuff of the glove is the USAAF logo. The gloves are a chocolate brown and the cuffs are a dark brown. Other text in the glove: "Spec. No. 3145, Size: Large, Stock No. 8300-456010, Order No.44-3197-AF, Crocetta Bros. & Co. Inc., Property, Air Forces, U.S. Army."
Link, Cuff 2016.2.9 A-B Jacobs Collection A set of golden cuff links from a Lieutenant's US Naval officer's dress uniform.
Locker, Arms 2014.19.12 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) mahogany gun locker from PT-717.
Log, Flight 2015.004.4 Rickert Collection One pilot's log book belonging to Harvey A. Rickert logging flights from 1942 to 1944. This log book logged flight time, ca. '42, during Mr. Rickert's time as a civilian through his years in the USAAF, ca. '44. It is black and the text on the front is "Steele's Pilot Kit: Regulations , Pilot Log Book." The name and address in the front of the book is: Harvey A. Rickert, Lic. No. P384193, Lisbon Rd., Phone: 5792, Salem, Ohio. The book logs a total flight time of 482 hrs. and 19 min. from July 1942 to November 1944. The book was made and printed by "Commercial Printing & Publishing House" of Los Angeles, CA. and published and distributed by "Aid To Pilots" of Los Angeles, CA.
Log, Flight 2015.004.5 Rickert Collection One pilot's log book belonging to Harvey A. Rickert logging flights from January 1945 to September 1945. This log book was during Mr. Rickert's time as a student through his years in the USAAF, ca. '45. It is black and the text on the front reads, "Steele's Master Pilot Log." The name and address in the front of the book is: Harvey A. Rickert, Lisbon Rd., Phone: 5792, Salem, Ohio. The book was made and printed by "Commercial Printing & Publishing House" of Los Angeles, CA. and published and distributed by "Aid To Pilots" of Los Angeles, CA. The types of aircraft flown in this log book are as follows: Taylorcraft, Piper J3 thru J5, Rearwin 175, Rearwin 8500, Waco UPF, Stinson 105, Aeronca TL, Travelaire, Ercoupe, Fairchild PT-19, Vultee PT-13, North American AT-6, North American B-25, Beechcraft AT-7 and a Beechcraft AT-11.
Log, Flight 2015.004.6 Rickert Collection One pilot's log book belonging to Harvey A. Rickert logging flights of his "Army Secondary" training from December 1942 thru March 30, 1943. This log book was during Mr. Rickert's time as a student through his years in the USAAF, ca. '42. It was tan and the text on the front reads, "CPT Pilot Rating Book." The name and address in the front of the book is: Harvey A. Rickert, Lisbon Rd., Phone: 5792, Salem, Ohio and below that it indicates that the ground course was taken at "Kent State University, date flying instruction commenced, "12-19-42." Other text records, the contractor who gave the training was "Akron Airways Inc" at "Mid City" airport in "Hudson, Ohio," telephone number, "Hudson302" and the name of the course was "Army Secondary." The book was issued by the Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration in Washington D.C. Across the front of the book is stamped text, "Important! It is a violation of the United States Criminal Code for any Contractor, Instructor, or ? to sign this record form in incomplete or blank form." This book contains "Rating Sheets" for each lesson taught in the Army Secondary Course training. The total of rating sheets used for this pilot in training was in 4 stages, A-D, 40 lessons; 5 lessons in Stage A, 10 lessons in Stage B, 12 lessons in Stage C and 13 lessons in Stage D.
Lung, Momsen 2015.91.2 Rhodes Collection A rebreather for sailors and mariners during World War II. The Momsen Lung was a primitive underwater rebreather used before and during World War II by American submariners as emergency escape gear. It was invented by Charles B. Momsen. To be proficient in its use, submariners would train in an 80 ft deep "Escape Training Tank" at New London or Pearl Harbor using this apparatus. It was first introduced as standard equipment on P- (Porpoise-) and Salmon-class boats. The device recycled the breathing gas by using a counterlung containing soda lime to scrub carbon dioxide. The lung was initially filled with oxygen and connected to a mouthpiece via twin hoses containing one-way valves: one for breathing in and the other for breathing out. It was used aboard the USS Sterlet, SS 392. This naval vessel was a submarine that served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Markings: U.S. Sterlet, SS-392, 1943-1969, D. Rhodes, TM 2-SS."
Mackinaw 2016.14.4 Goldenbogen Collection A WWII era US Army, M-1943 Mackinaw Jacket, aka, Jeep Coat, Size: 36. The hip-length jacket with a thick cotton and wool inner liner for maximum warmth. This particular jacket has a hood that buttons down on the outer collar area. It is made of cotton poplin material for ease of wear and use. A double-breasted jacket with two flapped pockets. The M-1943 unlike its predecessors has a notched collar and does not have a belt. There is a "ruptured duck" honorable service insignia on the right chest area. These insignia were issued, post-war, to US military personnel who served with and honor and dedication in the US armed forces during WWII. The Mackinaws were deleted from US Army issue in 1945 due to the issue of the M-1943 field jacket. This jacket was the possession of Paul R. Goldenbogen who served in the US 8th Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and post WWII years as well.
Magazine 2014.28.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One hundred fifty (150) issues of New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial. Years ranging from 1914 through 1919. Covering World War I.
Manual 2013.5.1.11 Liberty Aviation Museum Three (3) Jeppesen Airway manuals.
Manual 2014.12.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) Operators' Hand Book, Revised, for diesel engines Models 6051 Quad 6-cylinder and 2003 2-cylinder Series 71 diesel units; Detroit Diesel Engine Division, General Motors Corp, Detroit 23, Michigan, U.S.A. Copyright 1944. One (1) Spirits in the Sky: Classic Aircraft of World War II, by Martin Bowman, photographs by Patrick Bunce; Smithmark Publishers Inc., 112 Maison Ave, New York, NY 10016, 1992.
Manual, Engine, Marine 2014.19.9 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) operations manual for a Packard marine engine, Model 4M-2500 from PT-717.
Manual, Operational 2016.18.2 Darr Donation An instructional manual for use of the E-6B Dalton dead reckoning computer.
Manual, Training 2013.23.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) manual, Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for Army Models B-29 and B-29A Airplanes, 15 September, 1944, Revised 10 February, 1945. First page of this manual read as follows: "Revision, This is a revision to AN 01-20EJ-1. The attached pages supersede like pages of that Technical Order".
Manual, Training 2013.23.2 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) manual, B-29 Standard Procedures for Flight Engineers, 1 January, 1945. The front cover has following of the front cover: "2AF Manual 50-37 (Revised)".
Manual, Training 2013.29.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) booklet entitled Tech Manual: Airplane Inspection Guide, March 7, 1942.
Manual, Training 2014.57.5 Bogue Collection A 1943 "Air Scout Manual" of the Boy Scouts of America. This manual offered Senior Scouts the opportunity to train in various phaes of aviation without short of flying. This program also promoted intergrity and good citizebnship. The primary color of the outside of the book are red, white and blue. The inside printing is black and white with no color pictures indicative of the era. The book was originally owned by a scout that lived in New York City. It was Catalog No. 3648 to order this publication.
Manual, Training 2014.15.24 Wargo Collection One Army Air Forces Survival Guide, Air Forces Manual No. 21W. Prepared by the Arctic, Desert and Tropic Information, that was a Army Air Forces Tactical Center, located at 25 Broad St., New York City 4. This is an illustrated book that aided pilots and air crew in case of emergency crash landing in diverse environments such as the jungle, desert or arctic. It gave information on what immediate actions to take, first aid, signaling, decision making, shelter, firemaking, clothing, health and hazards, water, food, travel and natives. It was published by "Training Aids Division," Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training Headquarters Army Air Forces. 1 Park Ave, New York City 16. Printed by James Gray Inc. New York, N.Y. 7-44.
Manual, Training 2014.15.25 Wargo Collection One US Navy Survival Guide, "Survival on Land and Sea." Prepared by the Ethnogeographic Board and the Staff of the Smithsonian Institution. This is an illustrated book that aided pilots and air crew in case of emergency crash landing in diverse environments such as the jungle, desert or arctic. It gave information on navigation by stars, first aid, signaling, shelter, firemaking, clothing, health and hazards, water, food, travel, reptiles and animals. It was published by the Office of Naval Intelligence in 1944. The front cover has handwritten text that reads, "S/Sgt. Robert W. Newman, 33682254, APO 247, 505 Bomb Group, 484 Bomb Sqdrn, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. Staff Sgt. Newman served in the USAAF, in the Pacific Theater, during WWII.
Manual, Training 2014.15.26 Wargo Collection One 184 pg. Japanese Phrase Book published by the War Department. These books were issued to US Military personnel who served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Its access was "RESTRICTED" to US military personnel only during the war.
Manual, Training, Pilot 2013.22.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) Pilot Training Manual for the B-25 Mitchell Bomber. The title page also says, "Published for Headquarters, AAF, Office of Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training, by Headquarters, AAF, Office of Flying Safety". Printed by the Otterbein Press, Dayton, Ohio, November, 1944 - 10,000. This particular manual belonged to Lt. W. N. Reynolds, Jr. His name is written on the top left-hand corner of the front cover.
Manual, Training, Pilot 2013.38.6 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) book, Flight Manual for B-24 Liberator, (a reproduction of the original 1942 flight manual) Aviation Publication: A Division of JP Graphics, Inc., Appleton, WI, 1989.
Map 2011.3.47 Woodling Collection A silk map used by Army and Navy pilots in the Pacific Theater during WWII. It is a map of Tokyo, Japan and its surrounding region and the reverse side is a map of Osaka, Japan and its surrounding region. It was made by the US Army Map Service in 1942 and 1943 from the 1937 Japanese Imperial land survey. This type of map was used for escape and evasion should they be shot down during a mission. Silk was used primarily for its durability and a plethora of utilitarian uses as well, such as being easily hidden during a search, would not make rustling noises when being opened, to being used as a handkerchief. It is framed in a brown wooden frame with khaki matting.
Map 2013.21.13 Erma Smith Collection A map of Southeast Asia in the early 1960s. This map was owned by James W. Smith who was a Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on PT Boat 524 of the U.S. Navy. It was published by the "National Geographic Magazine" in 1961.
Map, Silk 2014.15.29 Wargo Collection One WWII, Pacific Theater, cloth map, NI 52/NH 52, dual sided, of Nagasaki and Kagoshima. This dual sided map was from a series of maps produced for the United States Army Air Force, Navy and etc. The map here was part of the Eastern Asia Series. There were 13 maps/sheets in this particular series. These maps were used mainly by pilots and air crews during emergency and survival situations. They were cloth because paper maps were ultimately unreliable, they made a lot of noise when you opened and folded them, they wore out rapidly, and if they got wet, they would turn into mush. Cloth maps were durable, could be scrunched-up into tiny wads, unfolded as many times as needed without making noise and were virtually impervious to inclement weather.
Map, Silk 2016.5.1 Baldwin Collection A silk map that was used in World War II for survival and escape if lost or separated due to crash of military aircraft or otherwise. It is a color map that is two sided and maps the countries/borders of France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and Germany. It was made of silk so that it could be easily hidden and if it became wet would not deteriorate, fade or come apart as a paper map would.
Mask, Gas 2014.63.55 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A gas mask storage bag. This gas mask storage bag stored the M1VA1 gas mask. The bag and mask were produced by the General Co. This type of gas mask had an unusual exhaust outlet on the front of the mask, but later changed from a corrugated filter to a metal type filter. This particular bag and the former gas mask that was inside of it was used in the North African Campaign during World War II.
Mask, Gas 2016.11.32 A-D Crump Collection (A) Gas-Mask: One black rubber civilian use gas mask. It is the CD V-800 gas mask, aka, the "M16" gas mask. It was developed for civilian use, in the Civil Defense Agency (CD) in the late 1950's by Firestone Tire Company. The mask was made in four (4) different sizes, 1 being the largest mask and 4 being the smallest mask. The mask was fairly primitive in design, lacking a proper oronasal cup. The filter is a 60mm thread which was also common for other gas masks of the period, namely the M9 and M9A1 masks. The full kit for this mask contained the facemask, OD green haversack bag, filter, anti-dim cloth, and the original cardboard box. (B) Storage Bag: On the haversack bag are the words "MASK, PROTECTIVE, NONCOMBAT CD V-800, SIZE 4." The haversack bag is very simple only using one strap and a button snap on the side. (C) Filter/Canister: The filter is in a dark-grey metal can. On the side of the can in dark ink are the instructions to opening the filter (see pics.). Other imprinted text, "Date: Feb 16, 1945, Lot No. T-7-5-2; Canister, Combat, MII." On top of the can, is a twist key that is used to open the metal lid. (D) Anti-Dim Cloth/Canister: The anti-dim cloth also included with the kit is very common. It is made up of grey cloth inside of a grey metal canister. To use the anti-dim cloth you were to dampen the cloth and then rub the lense with it.
Meal, Individual Combat 2015.79.2 Thurman Collection One individual combat meal ration tin. It is stamped with, "B-2 Unit," which was a classification number indicating that is was part of a C-Ration kit. Most B-2 unit's were stamped with the contents of the can. One B-2 Unit could hold anything from Candy, Crackers, Cheese, Cocoa, Jam and/or similar items. The obverse of the can also has a metal stamped indentation that reads, "9 68," likely representing the date, September 1968, that it was canned or would expire. This ration tin was the possession of Lt. Col. Jack W. Thurman who served in the US Air Force from the mid 1950s thru the mid 1970s. Lt. Col. Thurman was stationed in Alaska and served in Vietnam during the war.
Medal 2015.27.16 Fulkert Collection One World War II US Army Marksmen medal with two shingles for pistol marksmanship and carbine marksmanship. This is an original medal awarded to James Fulkert, who was a Private First Class in the USAAF (World War II) when this award was issued. Eventually, James Fulkert, was promoted to Sergeant by the end of the war.
Medal 2015.69.10 A-C Zeno-Moore Collection Medal An Air Medal for meritorious achievement while serving in the US military, particularly the Army Air Forces, ca. WWII. The Air Medal was established by Executive Order 9158 and signed into effect by Franklin D. Roosevelt, May 11, 1942. The Air Medal was awarded retroactively to September 8, 1939. The criteria for award was to anyone who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguishes himself or herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. This medal was awarded to Charles S. Moore of the 1505th AAF Base Unit, "who participated in aerial flight missions in the Southwest Pacific Area from January 11, 1945 to March 5, 1945" during World War II. Lapel Pin A lapel pin for clothing of the Air Medal ribbon bar. Awarded to military personnel for meritorious achievement according to same criteria as listed above. Medal Box A black medal box with gold trim design with the text, "Air Medal" written on top of the box. The inside of the box is lined golden colored felt and satin that houses the Air Medal and Air Medal Lapel Pin.
Medal 2014.15.71 A-D Wargo Collection Medal An Air Medal for meritorious achievement while serving in the US military, particularly the Army Air Forces, ca. WWII. It has an laurel branch which indicates that the veteran was awarded this medal at least five times. The Air Medal was established by Executive Order 9158 and signed into effect by Franklin D. Roosevelt, May 11, 1942. The Air Medal was awarded retroactively to September 8, 1939. The criteria for award was to anyone who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguishes himself or herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. This medal was awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF, aboard B-29 Superfortresses, during World War II. His name is inscribed on the back of the medal, "Robert W. Newman." Lapel Pin A lapel pin for clothing of the Air Medal ribbon bar. Awarded to military personnel for meritorious achievement according to same criteria as listed above. Medal Box A black medal box with gold trim design with the text, "Air Medal" written on top of the box. The inside of the box is lined golden colored felt and satin that houses the Air Medal and Air Medal Clothing Stud A clothing that could be inserted into a button hole on a shirt, jacket or cuff. Awarded to military personnel for meritorious achievement according to same criteria as listed above.
Medal 2014.15.72 A-C Wargo Collection Medal An Air Medal for meritorious achievement while serving in the US military, particularly the Army Air Forces, ca. WWII. It has an laurel branch which indicates that the veteran was awarded this medal at least five times. The Air Medal was established by Executive Order 9158 and signed into effect by Franklin D. Roosevelt, May 11, 1942. The Air Medal was awarded retroactively to September 8, 1939. The criteria for award was to anyone who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguishes himself or herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. This medal was awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF, aboard B-29 Superfortresses, during World War II. Medal Clothing Stud A clothing that could be inserted into a button hole on a shirt, jacket or cuff. Awarded to military personnel for meritorious achievement according to same criteria as listed above. Medal Box A black medal box with gold trim design with the text, "Air Medal" written on top of the box. The inside of the box is lined with golden colored felt and satin. It has a hook for the Air Medal and a notch right above it for the Air Medal clothing stud.
Medal 2014.15.73 Wargo Collection An Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal. Instituted: 1942, Eligible dates: 7 December 1941 to 2 March 1946 , eligibility criteria: Service in the Asiatic-Pacific theater for 30 days or receipt of any combat decoration. It was authorized on November 6, 1942 and amended on March 15, 1946. Awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for at least 30 consecutive (60 nonconsecutive) days service (less if in combat) within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946. The front of the medal shows a palm tree amidst troops with an aircraft overhead and an aircraft carrier, battleship and submarine in the background. The reverse has the American eagle, symbolizing power, on a rock, symbolizing stability, with the inscription, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on the eagle’s back and the dates just below, to the left, 1941-1945. The orange yellow of the ribbon represents Asia, while the white and red stripes toward each edge represent Japan. The center blue, white and red thin stripes are taken from the American Defense Service Medal, referring to America’s continued defense preparedness after Pearl Harbor. A bronze star denoted six months of continuous service in that theater of war. There are three bronze stars indicating at least 18 months of service in the Pacific Theater. A silver star attachment is used to represent five bronze stars. An arrowhead attachment is authorized by the Army and Air Force for participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing or amphibious assault landing (only one arrowhead may be worn on the medal/ribbon despite the number of qualification events). The stock no. for this particular medal was "71-M-919-575." It was manufactured by the Medallic Art Co., located at 210 E. 51st Street, New York City. This medal was awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF, aboard B-29 Superfortresses, during World War II. The stock no. for this particular medal was "71-M-919-575." It was manufactured by the Medallic Art Co., located at 210 E. 51st Street, New York City.
Medal 2014.15.74 Wargo Collection An American Campaign Medal. This medal was issued post WWII. It is in a blue box [ w/ descrip. info.] and is set on a blue felt cardboard placard. This particular medal was manufactured by Heckethorn Mfg. & Supply Co. of Littleton, Colorado. Its original stock no. was 71-M-912-75. This medal was awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF, aboard B-29 Superfortresses, during World War II.
Medal 2014.15.75 Wargo Collection A Victory World War II medal. This medal was issued post WWII as many of the veterans were discharged before the medal was manufactured and place into circulation. The circulation on this particular medal was 06/14/1946. It is in a blue box [ w/ descrip. info.] and is set on a blue felt cardboard placard. It was manufactured by J.R. Wood Products Corporation that was located in New York Its physical characteristics are: The front of the medal depicts the Liberty figure resting her right foot on a war god's helmet with the hilt of a broken sword in her right hand and the broken blade in her left hand. The reverse contains the words, "FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND WANT, FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGION, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1941-1945." The red center stripe of the ribbon is symbolic of Mars, the God of War, representing both courage and fortitude. The twin rainbow stripes, suggested by the World War I Victory Medal, allude to the peach following a storm. A narrow white stripe separates the center red stripe from each rainbow pattern on both sides of the ribbon. This medal was awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF, aboard B-29 Superfortresses, during World War II.
Medal 2014.15.76 A-B Wargo Collection Medal A medal for Good Conduct while serving in the US Army or Army Air Forces. This particular medal was manufactured by Uncas Mfg. Co. of Rhode Island, USA. This medal was put into circulation on December 30, 1944. It was put into inventory at the Philadelphia Quartermaster's Depot. The medal, designed by Joseph Kiselewski, has on the obverse an eagle with wings displayed and inverted, standing on a closed book and Roman sword. Encircling it is the inscription Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity. The reverse has a five-pointed star, slightly above center, with a scroll beneath for the recipient's name. Above the star are the words For Good and below the scroll the word Conduct. A wreath, formed of a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right, surrounds the whole design. Clothing Stud A metal clothing stud with a Good Conduct ribbon image on the front of it. It inserted into a button hole in a collar, cuff, coat or otherwise. There are also two extra Good Conduct ribbons in the box., just the fabric ribbons alone. This medal was awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF, aboard B-29 Superfortresses, during World War II.
Medal 2014.15.77 A-B Wargo Collection Medal A medal for Good Conduct while serving in the US Army or Army Air Forces. This particular medal was manufactured by Medallic Art Co. of New York. This medal was put into circulation on January 26, 1945. It was put into inventory at the Philadelphia Quartermaster's Depot. The medal, designed by Joseph Kiselewski, has on the obverse an eagle with wings displayed and inverted, standing on a closed book and Roman sword. Encircling it is the inscription Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity. The reverse has a five-pointed star, slightly above center, with a scroll beneath for the recipient's name. Above the star are the words For Good and below the scroll the word Conduct. A wreath, formed of a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right, surrounds the whole design. Clothing Stud A metal clothing stud with a Good Conduct ribbon image on the front of it. It inserted into a button hole in a collar, cuff, coat or otherwise. There are also two extra Good Conduct ribbons in the box., just the fabric ribbons alone. This medal was awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF, aboard B-29 Superfortresses, during World War II.
Medal 2014.15.78 Wargo Collection Medal A medal for Good Conduct while serving in the US Army or Army Air Forces. The medal, designed by Joseph Kiselewski, has on the obverse an eagle with wings displayed and inverted, standing on a closed book and Roman sword. Encircling it is the inscription Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity. The reverse has a five-pointed star, slightly above center, with a scroll beneath for the recipient's name. Above the star are the words For Good and below the scroll the word Conduct. A wreath, formed of a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right, surrounds the whole design. Clothing Stud A metal clothing stud with a Good Conduct ribbon image on the front of it. It inserted into a button hole in a collar, cuff, coat or otherwise. This medal was awarded to Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF, aboard B-29 Superfortresses, during World War II.
Medal Set, American Area Campaign 2015.27.44 A-B Fulkert Collection An American Campaign Medal Set. This medal set was issued post WWII and was manufactured in December, 2000. It is in a blue box [ w/ descrip. info.] and is set on a white cardboard placard and is sealed in a plastic baggie.The set was instituted in 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Eligibility criteria: service outside the U.S. in the American theater for 30 days, or within the continental United States (CONUS) for one year. The medal set was for service during World War II within the American Theater of Operations. The American Campaign Medal was established by Executive Order on November 6, 1942 and amended on March 15, 1946, which established a closing date. The medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who served in the American Theater of Operations during the period from December 7, 1941 to March 2, 1946 or was awarded a combat decoration while in combat against the enemy. The service must have been an aggregate of one year within the continental United States, or thirty consecutive days outside the continental United States, or sixty nonconsecutive days outside the continental United States, but within the American Theater of Operations. Maps of the three theaters of operations during World War II were drawn on November 6, 1942 to include the American Theater, European- African - Middle Eastern Theater and Asiatic-Pacific Theater. The American Campaign Medal was designed by the Army’s Institute of Heraldry. The medal is a circular bronze disc showing a Navy cruiser, a B-24 bomber and a sinking enemy submarine above three waves. Shown in the background are some buildings representing the United States. Above is the raised inscription, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN. The reverse of the medal shows an American eagle standing on a rock. On the left of the eagle are the raised inscribed dates, 1941-1945 and on the right, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The ribbon is azure blue with three narrow stripes of red, white and blue (United States) in the center and four stripes of white, red (Japan), black and white (Germany) near the edges. Three-sixteenth inch bronze stars indicated participation in specialized antisubmarine, escort or special operations. The American Campaign Medal is worn after the Women’s Army Corps Service Medal by Army & Air Force personnel and after the American Defense Service Medal by the Naval Services.
Medal Set, Armed Forces Expeditionary 2016.2.26 Jacobs Collection One Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, issued ca. 1980s. This was the possession of Lt. Brad A. Jacobs who served as a pilot of an EA-6B Prowler jet. They are in their original box. Medal Description On a Bronze medal, 1 ¼ inches in diameter, an eagle, with wings addorsed and inverted, standing on a sword loosened in its scabbard, and super- imposed on a radiant compass rose of eight points, all within the circumscription ''ARMED FORCES'' above and ''EXPEDITIONARY SERVICE'' below with a sprig of laurel on each side. On the reverse is the shield from the United States Coat of Arms above two laurel branches separated by a bullet, all within the circumscription ''UNITED STATES OF AMERICA''. Ribbon The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: 3/32 inch Green 67129; 3/32 inch Golden Yellow 67104; 3/32 inch Spicebrown 67196; 3/32 inch Black 67138; 7/32 inch Bluebird 67117; 1/16 inch Ultramarine Blue 67118; 1/16 inch White 67101; 1/16 inch Scarlet; 7/32 inch Bluebird; 3/32 inch Black; 3/32 inch Spicebrown; 3/32 inch Golden Yellow; and 3/32 inch Green. Components The following are authorized components and related items: a. Medal (regular size): MIL-DTL-3943/230. NSN 8455-00-082-5638 for set which includes regular size medal and ribbon bar. b. Medal (miniature size): MIL-DTL-3946/230. Available commercially. c. Ribbon: MIL-DTL-11589/12. NSN 8455-00-082-2344. d. Lapel Button: MIL-DTL-11484. Available commercially. e. Streamers: MIL-S-14650. Manual requisition in accordance with AR 840-10. Background History During the late 1950’s, it became apparent that a medal was needed to recognize the services of the Armed Forces who participated in the increased involvement of the American military in peacekeeping activities. As a result, President Kennedy established the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, per Executive Order 10977, dated 4 December 1961, for operations on or after 1 July 1958. In a memorandum dated 20 December 1961, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense requested that The Institute of Heraldry submit proposed designs as soon as possible. Proposed designs were submitted on 25 January 1962 and a design, created by Mr. Jay Morris, was tentatively selected. The design was submitted to the Commission of Fine Arts for comments prior to approval by the Deputy Secretary of Defense on 24 April 1962. The selected design uses the eagle to represent the strength of our Armed Forces, and the sword, loose in its scabbard, denotes the readiness to serve wherever needed, as further suggested by the compass rose. A bronze service star is worn to denote second and subsequent awards of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Each Service may authorize the use of campaign streamers for operations in the designated areas. The Army has authorized campaign credit and display of streamers for four areas: Grenada, Panama, Somalia and the Dominican Republic. Order of precedence and wear policy for service medals awarded to Army personnel is contained in Army Regulation (AR) 670-1. Policy for awards, approving authority and supply of medals is contained in AR 600-8-22. The policy for display of campaign streamers on guidons/flags and supply of streamers is contained in Chapter 9, AR 840-10. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=15306&CategoryId=4&grp=4&menu=Decorations%20and%20Medals&ps=24&p=0&hilite=Armed%20Forces%20Expeditionary%20Medal
Medal Set, Armed Forces Expeditionary 2016.2.27 Jacobs Collection One Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, issued ca. 1980s. This was the possession of Lt. Brad A. Jacobs who served as a pilot of an EA-6B Prowler jet. They are in their original box. Medal Description On a Bronze medal, 1 ¼ inches in diameter, an eagle, with wings addorsed and inverted, standing on a sword loosened in its scabbard, and super- imposed on a radiant compass rose of eight points, all within the circumscription ''ARMED FORCES'' above and ''EXPEDITIONARY SERVICE'' below with a sprig of laurel on each side. On the reverse is the shield from the United States Coat of Arms above two laurel branches separated by a bullet, all within the circumscription ''UNITED STATES OF AMERICA''. Ribbon The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: 3/32 inch Green 67129; 3/32 inch Golden Yellow 67104; 3/32 inch Spicebrown 67196; 3/32 inch Black 67138; 7/32 inch Bluebird 67117; 1/16 inch Ultramarine Blue 67118; 1/16 inch White 67101; 1/16 inch Scarlet; 7/32 inch Bluebird; 3/32 inch Black; 3/32 inch Spicebrown; 3/32 inch Golden Yellow; and 3/32 inch Green. Components The following are authorized components and related items: a. Medal (regular size): MIL-DTL-3943/230. NSN 8455-00-082-5638 for set which includes regular size medal and ribbon bar. b. Medal (miniature size): MIL-DTL-3946/230. Available commercially. c. Ribbon: MIL-DTL-11589/12. NSN 8455-00-082-2344. d. Lapel Button: MIL-DTL-11484. Available commercially. e. Streamers: MIL-S-14650. Manual requisition in accordance with AR 840-10. Background History During the late 1950’s, it became apparent that a medal was needed to recognize the services of the Armed Forces who participated in the increased involvement of the American military in peacekeeping activities. As a result, President Kennedy established the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, per Executive Order 10977, dated 4 December 1961, for operations on or after 1 July 1958. In a memorandum dated 20 December 1961, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense requested that The Institute of Heraldry submit proposed designs as soon as possible. Proposed designs were submitted on 25 January 1962 and a design, created by Mr. Jay Morris, was tentatively selected. The design was submitted to the Commission of Fine Arts for comments prior to approval by the Deputy Secretary of Defense on 24 April 1962. The selected design uses the eagle to represent the strength of our Armed Forces, and the sword, loose in its scabbard, denotes the readiness to serve wherever needed, as further suggested by the compass rose. A bronze service star is worn to denote second and subsequent awards of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Each Service may authorize the use of campaign streamers for operations in the designated areas. The Army has authorized campaign credit and display of streamers for four areas: Grenada, Panama, Somalia and the Dominican Republic. Order of precedence and wear policy for service medals awarded to Army personnel is contained in Army Regulation (AR) 670-1. Policy for awards, approving authority and supply of medals is contained in AR 600-8-22. The policy for display of campaign streamers on guidons/flags and supply of streamers is contained in Chapter 9, AR 840-10. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=15306&CategoryId=4&grp=4&menu=Decorations%20and%20Medals&ps=24&p=0&hilite=Armed%20Forces%20Expeditionary%20Medal
Medal Set, Armed Forces Expeditionary 2016.2.28 Jacobs Collection One Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, issued ca. 1980s. This was the possession of Lt. Brad A. Jacobs who served as a pilot of an EA-6B Prowler jet. They are in their original box. Medal Description On a Bronze medal, 1 ¼ inches in diameter, an eagle, with wings addorsed and inverted, standing on a sword loosened in its scabbard, and super- imposed on a radiant compass rose of eight points, all within the circumscription ''ARMED FORCES'' above and ''EXPEDITIONARY SERVICE'' below with a sprig of laurel on each side. On the reverse is the shield from the United States Coat of Arms above two laurel branches separated by a bullet, all within the circumscription ''UNITED STATES OF AMERICA''. Ribbon The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: 3/32 inch Green 67129; 3/32 inch Golden Yellow 67104; 3/32 inch Spicebrown 67196; 3/32 inch Black 67138; 7/32 inch Bluebird 67117; 1/16 inch Ultramarine Blue 67118; 1/16 inch White 67101; 1/16 inch Scarlet; 7/32 inch Bluebird; 3/32 inch Black; 3/32 inch Spicebrown; 3/32 inch Golden Yellow; and 3/32 inch Green. Components The following are authorized components and related items: a. Medal (regular size): MIL-DTL-3943/230. NSN 8455-00-082-5638 for set which includes regular size medal and ribbon bar. b. Medal (miniature size): MIL-DTL-3946/230. Available commercially. c. Ribbon: MIL-DTL-11589/12. NSN 8455-00-082-2344. d. Lapel Button: MIL-DTL-11484. Available commercially. e. Streamers: MIL-S-14650. Manual requisition in accordance with AR 840-10. Background History During the late 1950’s, it became apparent that a medal was needed to recognize the services of the Armed Forces who participated in the increased involvement of the American military in peacekeeping activities. As a result, President Kennedy established the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, per Executive Order 10977, dated 4 December 1961, for operations on or after 1 July 1958. In a memorandum dated 20 December 1961, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense requested that The Institute of Heraldry submit proposed designs as soon as possible. Proposed designs were submitted on 25 January 1962 and a design, created by Mr. Jay Morris, was tentatively selected. The design was submitted to the Commission of Fine Arts for comments prior to approval by the Deputy Secretary of Defense on 24 April 1962. The selected design uses the eagle to represent the strength of our Armed Forces, and the sword, loose in its scabbard, denotes the readiness to serve wherever needed, as further suggested by the compass rose. A bronze service star is worn to denote second and subsequent awards of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Each Service may authorize the use of campaign streamers for operations in the designated areas. The Army has authorized campaign credit and display of streamers for four areas: Grenada, Panama, Somalia and the Dominican Republic. Order of precedence and wear policy for service medals awarded to Army personnel is contained in Army Regulation (AR) 670-1. Policy for awards, approving authority and supply of medals is contained in AR 600-8-22. The policy for display of campaign streamers on guidons/flags and supply of streamers is contained in Chapter 9, AR 840-10. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=15306&CategoryId=4&grp=4&menu=Decorations%20and%20Medals&ps=24&p=0&hilite=Armed%20Forces%20Expeditionary%20Medal
Medal Set, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign 2015.27.43 A-B Fulkert Collection An Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal set. Instituted: 1942, Eligible dates: 7 December 1941 to 2 March 1946 , eligibility criteria: Service in the Asiatic-Pacific theater for 30 days or receipt of any combat decoration. It was authorized on November 6, 1942 and amended on March 15, 1946. Awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for at least 30 consecutive (60 nonconsecutive) days service (less if in combat) within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946. The front of the medal shows a palm tree amidst troops with an aircraft overhead and an aircraft carrier, battleship and submarine in the background. The reverse has the American eagle, symbolizing power, on a rock, symbolizing stability, with the inscription, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on the eagle’s back. The orange yellow of the ribbon represents Asia while the white and red stripes toward each edge represent Japan. The center blue, white and red thin stripes are taken from the American Defense Service Medal, referring to America’s continued defense preparedness after Pearl Harbor. A bronze star denoted participation in an engagement. A silver star attachment is used to represent five bronze stars. An arrowhead attachment is authorized by the Army and Air Force for participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing or amphibious assault landing (only one arrowhead may be worn on the medal/ribbon despite the number of qualification events). The ribbon is worn with the center blue stripe on the wearer’s right. It is set on a white cardboard backing piece. This medal set was awarded post WWII service, decades later. It has four bronze stars indicating time served in actual combat. It was manufactured by Elwyn, Inc. of Aston, Pennsylvania.
Medal Set, European-African-Middle East 2015.27.45 A-B Fulkert Collection An European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Set with one bronze star. This medal set was issued post WWII and was manufactured in November, 2001. It is in a blue box [ w/ descrip. info.] and is set on a white cardboard placard.The set was instituted and authorized on November 6, 1942, as amended on March 15, 1946. Awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for at least 30 days of consecutive (60 days nonconsecutive) service within the European Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941 and November 8, 1945 (lesser periods qualify if individual was in actual combat against the enemy during this period). The front of the bronze medal shows a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) unloading troops while under fire with an airplane overhead. The reverse has the American eagle, symbol of power, standing on a rock, symbol of stability, with the inscription, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and dates, 1941-1945. If 3/16 inch diameter bronze and silver stars are present on the medal and ribbon, it denotes participation in the specific campaigns described in then notes section of this record. A bronze arrowhead indicated participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing or amphibious assault landing. The ribbon’s central blue, white and red stripes represent the United States. The wide green stripes represent the green fields of Europe, the brown edges represent the African desert sands, the thin green, white, and red stripes represent Italy and the thin black and white stripes represent Germany.
Medal Set, Victory World War II 2015.27.46 A-B Fulkert Collection A Victory World War II Campaign Medal Set. This medal set was issued post WWII as many of the veterans were discharged before the medal was manufactured and place into circulation. It is in a blue box [ w/ descrip. info.] and is set on a white cardboard placard and is sealed in a plastic baggie. It was instituted in mid 1945. The qualifying dates for eligibility are 7 December 1941 to 31 December 1946. The eligibility criteria: Awarded for service in US Armed Forces between 1941 and 1946. If a veteran served at least 1 day prior to 31 December 1946, he/she is eligible for this award. It was authorized by an Act of Congress on July 6, 1945 and awarded to all members of the Armed Forces who served at least one day of honorable, active federal service between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946, inclusive. Physical characteristics: The front of the medal depicts the Liberty figure resting her right foot on a war god's helmet with the hilt of a broken sword in her right hand and the broken blade in her left hand. The reverse contains the words, "FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND WANT, FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGION, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1941-1945." The red center stripe of the ribbon is symbolic of Mars, the God of War, representing both courage and fortitude. The twin rainbow stripes, suggested by the World War I Victory Medal, allude to the peach following a storm. A narrow white stripe separates the center red stripe from each rainbow pattern on both sides of the ribbon. The World War II Victory Medal provides deserving recognition to all of America's veterans who served during Wold War II. No attachments were authorized although some veterans received the medal with an affixed bronze star which, according to rumors at the time, was to distinguish those who served in combat from those who did not. However, no official documentation has ever been found to support this supposition. Although eligible for its award, many World War II veterans never actually received the medal since many were discharged prior to the medal's institution.
Medal, Air 2015.104.11 Brown Collection An Air Medal awarded for meritorious achievement during an operation during time of war/combat. It is a bronze compass rose 1 11/16 inches circumscribing diameter and charged with an eagle volant carrying two lightning flashes in its talons. A fleur-de-lis at the top point holds the suspension ring. The points of the compass rose on the reverse are modeled with the central portion plain for engraving the name of the recipient. a. In a letter from the Secretary of War to the Director, Bureau of Budget, dated 9 March 1942, the Secretary submitted a proposed executive order establishing the Air Medal for award to any person who, while serving in any capacity of the Army of the United States, distinguishes himself by meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight The Secretary of War, in his request, stated “The Distinguished Flying Cross is available only for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight…It is desired not to cheapen the Distinguished Flying Cross by awarding it for achievement not bordering on the heroic. It is, however, important to reward personnel for meritorious service.” b. The Air Medal was authorized by President Roosevelt by Executive Order 9158, dated 11 May 1942, and established the award for “any person who, while serving in any capacity in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States subsequent to September 8, 1939, distinguishes, or has distinguished, himself by meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight.” Authorization was announced in War Department Bulletin No. 25, dated 25 May 1942. Executive Order 9242-A, dated 11 September 1942 amended the previous Executive Order to read “in any capacity in or with the Army”. c. In July 1942, the Office of The Quartermaster General (OQMG), forwarded a letter to twenty-two artists offering an opportunity to submit designs for consideration. The design selected was submitted by Walker Hancock and approved by the Secretary of War on 31 December 1942. The designer, Walker Hancock, had been inducted into the Army and assigned to Camp Livingston, Louisiana. He was ordered to temporary duty effective 16 November 1942 to G1 War Department to work on the medal. The Chief of Staff approved the ribbon design prepared by OQMG on 26 August 1942. d. Oak leaf clusters were initially used to denote subsequent awards of the Air Medal. The number of additional awards were so great that the oak leaf clusters did not fit on the ribbon. As a result, the policy was changed in September 1968 to require the use of numbers to indicate subsequent awards of the Air Medal. e. The Air Medal may be awarded for service during peacetime; however, approval authority for peacetime awards is not delegated to field commanders. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=15256&CategoryId=3&grp=4&menu=Decorations%20and%20Medals&from=search This medal was awarded to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam late ca. 1960s as an aerial door gunner on helicopters in the US Marine Corps.
Medal, Commemorative 2014.63.20 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection (A) A bronze commemorative medal in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. On one side of the medal it shows a scene of the burning wreckage and mayhem of the attack on Pearl Harbor with one ship still afloat. At the bottom of the medal in the middle it reads, "Act of Congress, 1990." Around the diameter of the medal it reads, "Remember Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941." On the flip side of the medal, it reads, "For Those Who Served, A Day Which Will Live In Infamy." It shows the image of an eagle resting on a laurel branch. This is a rare coin. These official award medals were issued to those who personally served in the military during the Pearl Harbor attack and/or to their survivors on the 50th anniversary of the event in 1991. (B) A small box covered with green felt with a golden border and the seal of the United States (golden color) on the top side/lid.
Medal, Expert Pistol Shot 2016.2.13 Jacobs Collection One US Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal. Service: Navy; Instituted: 1920. Criteria: Attainment of the minimum qualifying score for the expert level during prescribed shooting exercises. Devices: None on medal, but permissible on the ribbon. The Navy Expert Pistol Shot Badge was created at the same time as the Navy Expert Rifleman Badge and is awarded to Naval Personnel who qualify as experts with the pistol on a prescribed military course. The medallion is the same as the Expert Rifleman badge except for the raised inscription, “EXPERT PISTOL SHOT.” The ribbon is navy blue with a narrow light green stripe at each edge. Also like its rifle counterpart, the concept was later extended to provide for two additional levels of achievement with the creation of the Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon.
Medal, Good Conduct 2015.27.31 Fulkert Collection A medal set for Good Conduct while serving in the US Army. There is a medal and a ribbon. Medal The medal, designed by Joseph Kiselewski, has on the obverse an eagle with wings displayed and inverted, standing on closed book and a Roman sword. Encircling it is the inscription Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity. The reverse has a five-pointed star, slightly above center, with a scroll beneath for the recipient's name. Above the star are the words For Good and below the scroll the word Conduct. A wreath, formed of a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right, surrounds the whole design. Ribbon Bar Only one Good Conduct Medal may be awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal are indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. Clasps are in bronze (one to five awards), silver (five to nine awards), and gold for ten or more awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars.
Medal, Good Conduct 2015.27.321 A-B Fulkert Collection A medal set for Good Conduct while serving in the US Army. There is a medal and a ribbon. Medal The medal, designed by Joseph Kiselewski, has on the obverse an eagle with wings displayed and inverted, standing on closed book and a Roman sword. Encircling it is the inscription Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity. The reverse has a five-pointed star, slightly above center, with a scroll beneath for the recipient's name. Above the star are the words For Good and below the scroll the word Conduct. A wreath, formed of a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right, surrounds the whole design. Ribbon Bar Only one Good Conduct Medal may be awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal are indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. Clasps are in bronze (one to five awards), silver (five to nine awards), and gold for ten or more awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars.
Medal, Good Conduct 2015.27.322 A-B Fulkert Collection A medal set for Good Conduct while serving in the US Army. There is a medal and a ribbon. Medal The medal, designed by Joseph Kiselewski, has on the obverse an eagle with wings displayed and inverted, standing on closed book and a Roman sword. Encircling it is the inscription Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity. The reverse has a five-pointed star, slightly above center, with a scroll beneath for the recipient's name. Above the star are the words For Good and below the scroll the word Conduct. A wreath, formed of a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right, surrounds the whole design. Ribbon Bar Only one Good Conduct Medal may be awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal are indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. Clasps are in bronze (one to five awards), silver (five to nine awards), and gold for ten or more awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars.
Medal, Good Conduct 2015.27.323 A-B Fulkert Collection A medal set for Good Conduct while serving in the US Army. There is a medal and a ribbon. Medal The medal, designed by Joseph Kiselewski, has on the obverse an eagle with wings displayed and inverted, standing on closed book and a Roman sword. Encircling it is the inscription Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity. The reverse has a five-pointed star, slightly above center, with a scroll beneath for the recipient's name. Above the star are the words For Good and below the scroll the word Conduct. A wreath, formed of a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right, surrounds the whole design. Ribbon Bar Only one Good Conduct Medal may be awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal are indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. Clasps are in bronze (one to five awards), silver (five to nine awards), and gold for ten or more awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars.
Medal, Good Conduct 2015.69.1 Zeno-Moore Collection A medal for Good Conduct while serving in the US Army or Army Air Forces, ca. WWII. The medal, designed by Joseph Kiselewski, has on the obverse an eagle with wings displayed and inverted, standing on closed book and a Roman sword. Encircling it is the inscription Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity. The reverse has a five-pointed star, slightly above center, with a scroll beneath for the recipient's name. Above the star are the words For Good and below the scroll the word Conduct. A wreath, formed of a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right, surrounds the whole design. This medal was awarded to Charles S. Moore of the 1505th AAF Base Unit and served in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II.
Medal, Good Conduct 2015.104.10 Brown Collection A USMC Good Conduct Medal. Obverse: In the center of a bronze medallion 1-1/4 inches in diameter, a Marine gunner is depicted serving a naval gun. This scene is encircled within a rope, and beneath it is a scroll bearing the motto “SEMPER FIDELIS” (Always Faithful). Encircling the rope are the words “UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.” The whole scene rests upon a fouled anchor with its crown titled to the right. The encircling anchor chain is within the raised rim of the medal. The medal is suspended from a bolt action rifle. Reverse: In the center of a bronze medallion, there is a blank space for engraving of the recipient’s name. Around the inside rim of the medal, the words ''FIDELITY'' (on the left); “OBEDIENCE” (on the right); and ''ZEAL'' (at the bottom). The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal was established by Secretary of the Navy H.S. Herbert and has been awarded for qualifying service from July 20, 1896 to the present. It is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service ih the U.S. Marine Corps while on active duty for a specified period of time. Source:http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=17251&CategoryId=4&grp=4&menu=Decorations%20and%20Medals&ps=24&p=0 This medal was awarded to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam late ca. 1960s as an aerial door gunner on helicopters in the US Marine Corps.
Medal, National Defense 2015.104.9 Brown Collection A National Defense Service Medal. The National Defense Service Medal (NDSM) was established by President Eisenhower per Executive Order 10448, dated 22 April 1953, for service between 27 June 1950 and a date to be announced. On 17 June 1954, the Chief of Staff approved establishment of 27 July 1954 as the termination date for award of the NDSM. Executive Order 11265, dated 11 January 1966, amended Executive Order 10488, to include a termination date and authorized the Secretary of Defense to establish periods of eligibility subsequent to 31 December 1960. Eligibility for award, commencing with the period after 31 December 1960, was established by DOD Directive 1348.7, dated 1 April 1966, and terminated effective 15 August 1974, per letter from Manpower and Reserve Affairs, subject: Termination of Eligibility for the National Defense Service Medal, dated 30 June 1974. The NDSM was again authorized by memorandum, dated 20 February 1991, from Secretary of Defense Cheney for active service on or after 2 August 1990 with no termination date established. The termination date was later established as 30 November 1995. The NDSM was reinstated by memorandum from The Deputy Secretary of Defense, dated 26 April 2002, from 11 September 2001 to a termination date to be determined in the future. The Heraldic Division, Quartermaster General’s Office, was requested to provide proposed designs for the NDSM and designs created by Mr. T. H. Jones were submitted to the G1 on 26 May 1953. A committee appointed by DOD, which included representatives of all services, met on 27 May 1953 and 3 June 1953 and selected the design for final approval. The eagle, our National emblem, together with the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States is used to symbolize the defense of the United States. The combination of oak and palm leaves signify strength and preparedness. Source: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=15303&CategoryId=4&grp=4&menu=Decorations%20and%20Medals&from=search This medal was awarded to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam late ca. 1960s as an aerial door gunner on helicopters in the US Marine Corps.
Medal, Navy Expeditionary 2016.2.10 Jacobs Collection One Navy Expeditionary Medal, ca. 1980s. It was the possession of Lt. Brad A. Jacobs who was a pilot in the United States Navy during the 1980s. Obverse: In the center of a bronze medallion, 1-1/4 inches in diameter, a sailor is shown beaching a boat containing three men in uniform, one of whom is carrying a rifle. At the rear of the boat is an American flag. In the upper quarter of the medal, and following the contour of its rim, is the word “EXPEDITIONS.” Reverse: In the center of a bronze medallion, an eagle is shown alight upon an anchor; the eagle is facing to the left, and the flukes of the anchor are to the right side of the medallion. The eagle is grasping sprigs of laurel which extend beyond the anchor in both directions. Above the eagle are the words “UNITED STATES NAVY.” Above the laurel on the left is the word “FOR,” and over the laurel on the right is the word “SERVICE.” Criteria The medal will be awarded to the officers and enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps who shall have actually landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition, or operated under circumstances which, after full consideration, shall be deemed to merit special recognition and for which service no campaign medal has been awarded. Background The Navy Expeditionary Medal was established by General Orders of the Department of the Navy on August 15, 1936. It has been awarded retroactively for qualifying service from February 12, 1874. The medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to merit special recognition and for which no campaign medal has been awarded. The Navy Expeditionary Medal is one of the few Navy awards which is not concurrently bestowed to the U.S. Marine Corps, as Marine Corps personnel are eligible for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal as an equivalent award. Source: (1)http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=17344&CategoryId=4&grp=4&menu=Decorations%20and%20Medals&ps=24&p=0&hilite=Navy%20Expeditionary%20Medal (2)http://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/heritage/service-medals-and-campaign-credits/navy-expeditionary-medal-marine-corps-expeditionary-medal.html
Medal, Navy Expeditionary 2016.2.11 Jacobs Collection One Navy Expeditionary Medal, ca. 1980s. It was the possession of Lt. Brad A. Jacobs who was a pilot in the United States Navy during the 1980s. Obverse: In the center of a bronze medallion, 1-1/4 inches in diameter, a sailor is shown beaching a boat containing three men in uniform, one of whom is carrying a rifle. At the rear of the boat is an American flag. In the upper quarter of the medal, and following the contour of its rim, is the word “EXPEDITIONS.” Reverse: In the center of a bronze medallion, an eagle is shown alight upon an anchor; the eagle is facing to the left, and the flukes of the anchor are to the right side of the medallion. The eagle is grasping sprigs of laurel which extend beyond the anchor in both directions. Above the eagle are the words “UNITED STATES NAVY.” Above the laurel on the left is the word “FOR,” and over the laurel on the right is the word “SERVICE.” Criteria The medal will be awarded to the officers and enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps who shall have actually landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition, or operated under circumstances which, after full consideration, shall be deemed to merit special recognition and for which service no campaign medal has been awarded. Background The Navy Expeditionary Medal was established by General Orders of the Department of the Navy on August 15, 1936. It has been awarded retroactively for qualifying service from February 12, 1874. The medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to merit special recognition and for which no campaign medal has been awarded. The Navy Expeditionary Medal is one of the few Navy awards which is not concurrently bestowed to the U.S. Marine Corps, as Marine Corps personnel are eligible for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal as an equivalent award. Source: (1)http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=17344&CategoryId=4&grp=4&menu=Decorations%20and%20Medals&ps=24&p=0&hilite=Navy%20Expeditionary%20Medal (2)http://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/heritage/service-medals-and-campaign-credits/navy-expeditionary-medal-marine-corps-expeditionary-medal.html
Medal, Navy Expeditionary 2016.2.12 Jacobs Collection One Navy Expeditionary Medal, ca. 1980s. It was the possession of Lt. Brad A. Jacobs who was a pilot in the United States Navy during the 1980s. Obverse: In the center of a bronze medallion, 1-1/4 inches in diameter, a sailor is shown beaching a boat containing three men in uniform, one of whom is carrying a rifle. At the rear of the boat is an American flag. In the upper quarter of the medal, and following the contour of its rim, is the word “EXPEDITIONS.” Reverse: In the center of a bronze medallion, an eagle is shown alight upon an anchor; the eagle is facing to the left, and the flukes of the anchor are to the right side of the medallion. The eagle is grasping sprigs of laurel which extend beyond the anchor in both directions. Above the eagle are the words “UNITED STATES NAVY.” Above the laurel on the left is the word “FOR,” and over the laurel on the right is the word “SERVICE.” Criteria The medal will be awarded to the officers and enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps who shall have actually landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition, or operated under circumstances which, after full consideration, shall be deemed to merit special recognition and for which service no campaign medal has been awarded. Background The Navy Expeditionary Medal was established by General Orders of the Department of the Navy on August 15, 1936. It has been awarded retroactively for qualifying service from February 12, 1874. The medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to merit special recognition and for which no campaign medal has been awarded. The Navy Expeditionary Medal is one of the few Navy awards which is not concurrently bestowed to the U.S. Marine Corps, as Marine Corps personnel are eligible for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal as an equivalent award. Source: (1)http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=17344&CategoryId=4&grp=4&menu=Decorations%20and%20Medals&ps=24&p=0&hilite=Navy%20Expeditionary%20Medal (2)http://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/heritage/service-medals-and-campaign-credits/navy-expeditionary-medal-marine-corps-expeditionary-medal.html
Medal, Prize 2015.104.34 Brown Collection One medal for expert marksmanship in the Junior Division. The medal has molded text and images on it. The text is, "Marksman (upper crest), Junior Division, Nat'l Rifle Association (main body of medal)." The images on the medal appear to be crossed rifles with a classic ringed target in the middle. There are laurel branches on the left and right border of the medal. The medal is secured to a cardboard backing with imprinted text, "(top of card) National Rifle Association, Junior Qualification, (NRA logo symbol), (bottom of card) Blackinton, David Brown (handwritten text)." The medal has a corresponding red insignia patch with white and black lettering and design, [see 2015.104.35].
Medal, Prize 2015.104.36 Brown Collection One golden medal for expert marksmanship in the Junior Division. The medal has molded text and images on it. The text is, "Marksman (upper crest), Junior Division, Nat'l Rifle Association (main body of medal)." The images on the medal appear to be crossed rifles with a classic ringed target in the middle. There are laurel branches on the left and right border of the medal. The medal is secured to a cardboard backing with imprinted text, "(top of card) National Rifle Association, Junior Qualification, (NRA logo symbol), (bottom of card) Blackinton, David Brown (handwritten text)." The medal has a corresponding red insignia patch with white and black lettering and design, [see 2015.104.37].
Medal, Vietnam Service 2015.104.8 Brown Collection A Vietnam Service Medal, a Bronze medal, 1 ¼ inches in diameter, an oriental dragon behind a grove of bamboo trees above the inscription “REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM SERVICE”. On the reverse, a crossbow surmounted by a torch above the arched inscription “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”. The Vietnam Service Medal was established by Executive Order 11231, dated 8 July 1965. The design approved by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 12 July 1965, and the policy for award was promulgated by DOD Directive 1348.15, dated 1 October 1965. The design, created by Miss Mercedes Lee, includes bamboo trees which are adapted from the flag of the President of Vietnam and the half-concealed dragon represents the subversive nature of the conflict. The crossbow, on the reverse, is the ancient weapon of Vietnam and the torch of the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of the United States devotion to liberty and freedom. The yellow ribbon with three vertical red stripes suggests the color of the flag of the Republic of Vietnam. The green border on each side alludes to the jungle of that Country. Soldiers receiving the Vietnam Service Medal are authorized to wear a bronze star to indicate each campaign. There are 17 designated campaigns during the period of 15 March 1962 through 28 January 1973. Units which receive campaign credit for any of the campaigns would display a streamer with inscription as shown on the unit's lineage and honors. The designated campaigns are: Source:http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=15307&CategoryId=4&grp=4&menu=Decorations%20and%20Medals&ps=24&p=0 This medal was awarded to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam late ca. 1960s as an aerial door gunner on helicopters in the US Marine Corps.
Memoir 2012.14.1.12 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) book, "My First Eighty Years on Planet Earth", by Gerald Gordon Rasmussen, self published, 2006.
Memorabilia 2014.38.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) personal letter from former President George H. W. Bush, re: VT-34 TBM Avenger Reunion, dated September, 2014, framed. Six (6) posters, copies of WWII vintage, mounted on white foam boards. One (1) "NAVY" letters and anchor cutout, blue matboard, framed. Seven (7) unused V-Mail sheets, circa WWII. Eighteen (18) various DVDs, Navy and WWII subjects. Various memorabilia from VT-34 Reunion 2012, Bellevue, OH.
Memorabilia 2015.24.14 Fetterman Collection An reproduction memorabilia laminated piece that resembles an old fashioned license plate that reads, "Port Clinton on Lake Erie."
Memorabilia 2015.27.53 Fulkert Collection A golden colored magnetic pocket address book. It was issued during the dedication ceremony for the WWII Night Fighters Memorial at the United States Air Force Museum in 1990. The text on the front reads, "WWII Night Fighters Memorial, Air Force Museum, Dedicated 1990." The inside pages of the address book are as follows: (1) Identification Section: [Text] Name, Address, Phone, Bus. Address, Bus. Phone, In Emergency Notify, Doctor, Blood Type and Allergies (2) Address Book Pages: [Text] Name, Address, Phone On the very last sheet, the text at the bottom reads, "Do Not Place Credit Cards or Cash Machine Cards Within This Index, Made In Taiwan, TagMaster."
Memorabilia, Aerospace 2014.29.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Various NASA and aviation related items.
Memorabilia, Aviation 2015.34.2 Meixner Collection A display board with a metal piece of Tony Le Vier's P-38L aircraft. The display board gives a short bio and history of Tony Lavier's experience as test pilot in aviation and participation in the Cleveland National Air Races.
Memorabilia, Aviation 2014.15.79 Wargo Collection A 50th anniversary commemorative piece celebrating and remembering the inception of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. There are three coins set inside a heavy plastic composite setting. The three coins are cast in different types of metal. One is silver, another is bronze and the last one is pewter. Each coin has the same type of characters/text and images. The coin text is as follows: "B-29 Superfortress, Boeing" [top], "1942-1992, 50th Anniversary" [bottom], there is a B-29 in flight in the middle of the coin. The back of the coin: "Boeing (set in the middle of an image of a globe with wings), Employees' Coin Club [top and bottom], ANA C55557 [left side], CNA 11333 [right side]. The heavy plastic pieces has a blue piece in the middle that the coins are set in and are capped with clear plastic pieces on the top and bottom.The top of the piece has stamped text that reads, "Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1942 - 5Oth Anniversary - 1992," [on the bottom ] "Silver, Bronze, Pewter."
Microphone 2014.63.10 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A T-26-A Chest Set Microphone. It is a World War II US Army style carbon microphone with its original harness/straps. There is a toggle switch at the base that allowed for on-off-momentary action or continuous communication. The up position was for on-off-momentary action, center position was off and the down position was for continuous communication. It was made in 1945 by the Sonotone Corporation in Elmsford, New York for the U.S. Army Signal Corps. It is a carbon based composite microphone. A possible manufacturer's date on the back of the chest plate reads, "MFP 6/45." There is also other alpha-numeric text that reads, "SC 4012 A." The text on the front plate reads, "T-26-A." There is an additional tag that reads, "Moisture and Fungus Protected, Note: When making replacement or repair clear connecting leads of coating material before soldering." This style of chest set microphone was also used during the Korean War.
Microphone 2014.68.12 Curtiss Collection A microphone for a military aviator's helmet. The microphone is attached to a bracket and the mic. cord will detach from the bracket to be replaced or disconnected. Uncertain of date of manufacture or era. There is alpha-numeric text on the microphone that reads, "Microphone Dynamic, M-87/AIC, Electro-Voice, Inc. U-173/U [Microphone], 57C12661-2, ASTROCOM, 10203, U-173/U, CORD CX-4434/11" [Microphone Cord]. There is alpha-numeric text on the bracket that reads, "Bracket - MT-2007 / AIC, ASTROCOM, U-172/U." There are also two brackets with the microphone.
Microphone, Throat Activated 2014.15.31 Wargo Collection One throat activated microphone. These types of microphones were used by pilots and air crew in the United States Army Air Force and Navy. It has a brown elastic neckband with snap enclosures that secured it to the microphone. The neckband was classified as a M-199. There is a flexible cord extending from it that goes into a lead/plug with two conductive prongs that plugged into a communications system. On the lead are the characters, "PL-291" and on the back of the microphone is text, "T-30-V, Shure Brothers, Chicago, U.S.A." The microphone is two round discs that were pressed against the throat and the operator would talk and transmit his voice through audio system. Speaking clearly and distinctly was necessary for a clear understanding of what was being transmitted to another individual.
Mirror, Signaling 2014.15.10 Wargo Collection One "Emergency Signaling Mirror (ESM/2)" used by the USAAF, US Navy and US Marine Corps aviators during World War II. The mirror is dark brown with orange text on one side that reads, "Emergency Signaling Mirror (ESM/2); (1) Holding this side of mirror a few inches from your eye, face it halfway between sun and rescuer. (2) If sun shining through cross does not fall on your person. Intercept it with hand or other surface. Tilt mirror so as to see in this [arrow]= [circle/direction] round reflector the image of the bright cross thus formed. Practice sweeping horizon with aimed beam even if no rescuer is in sight, as mirror has range up to 10 miles. (3) While sighting rescuer through center of cross, tilt mirror to direct bright image back through cross. Signal is now aimed directly at rescuer. General Electric Company" The reverse side of the mirror is a regular mirror with a visible [see-through] cross in the middle. In the lower left corner of the mirror on the side with text and the reverse side as well is a hole in the mirror for attaching a cord/rope/string for carrying around the neck or hanging storage. There is a cord attached to the mirror. The mirror came as part of a whole USAAF survival vest. It had its own pocket on the vest.
Mirror, Signaling 2014.15.28 A-B Wargo Collection One USAAF Emergency Signaling Mirror made by the General Electric Co. The GE factory that made it was located in Warren, Ohio at 1313 W. Market St. This mirror was used by USAAF pilots and air crews when they crash landed in the ocean or on land to signal search planes or other aircraft as to their location for rescue. The original box and fabric cord are still with the mirror.
Model 2013.2.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Six (6) boxes of 1:32 scale military vehicles and aircraft.
Model 2013.42.1 Liberty Aviation Museum A green and red PT Boat representing the famous PT-109 the President John F. Kennedy commanded during World War II. It displays depth cahrges on the front sides and a 37 mm Anti-Tank gun on the bow. Two Browning Automatic 50 caliber machine guns mounted midship of the boat. There is a 20 mm Oerlikin gun mounted on the stern and a tank in the middle stern that was used for making smoke screens. Additionally, there are four Mark III torpedo tubes mounted midship and stern. The plate on the bottom of the model reads, "ELCO 80' 1942 PT 103 Class, PT 109, Scale: 1/40."
Model 2016.34.1 A-D Wilson Collection One balsa wood PT Boat model. It was made to resemble PT Boat 167, a part of Ron-10 squadron, US Navy, that served in the South Pacific in and around the Solomon Islands during World War II. The boat displays everything that was on the boat during its time of service in the Navy. On the deck are the guns that were used, depth charges, torpedoes, the helm, radar and etc. The deck of the model is actually a lid as well, once removed, it reveals the inner workings of the boat including, sleeping quarters, the galley, the engine room and etc. The model boat is attached to a wooden base/case and has a plexiglass lid. The chief colors of the boat are light blue, medium blue, grey, red and black. (A) Boat/Hull (B) Deck/Lid (C) Wooden Case (D) Plexiglass Lid
Model, Airplane 2013.13.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Numerous (approximately 200) model airplanes. Two (2) calendars -- dated 1954 & 1955 respectively -- with commercially duplicated prints of various aircraft by Charles H. Hubbell. The actual calendars have been cut off, but the prints of the aircraft and the back page (with descriptions of each month's print) remains.
Model, Airplane 2013.25.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) Hasegawa 1:16 scale model of the 1903 Wright Flyer.
Model, Airplane 2014.7.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) model airplane B-17
Model, Airplane 2014.7.2 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) model airplane B-24
Model, Airplane 2014.7.3 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) model airplane C-47
Model, Airplane 2014.23.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) model of Ford Trimotor, carved wood, painted, predominately gray.
Model, Airplane 2014.27.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Various balsa wood models and model supply items
Model, Airplane 2014.36.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) Strombeker model airplane kit, Curtis A-18, scale 11/64" = 1'.
Model, Airplane 2014.46.1 Parker Collection A handmade replica of a B-25 Bomber. It was made for children to ride in for parades and etc. It is made on a Berlin Wagon frame out of wood, metal, cardboard and duct tape.
Model, Airplane 2014.59.1 Bretz Collection A model airplane of the PT-17 Stearman. The primary colors are yellow, blue, red, white, green and tan. It has a model pilot in the front seat. The model plane's propeller turns and the landing gear wheels do as well. There is a number "10" on the nose gear and sides of the plane. The plane also bears the AAF logo on its wings. Inside of the cockpit and second seat is a green background color with stickers to represent the controls and instrument cluster. The Stearman bi-plane was used in abundance by the U.S. military establishment. There were 10,626 of these aircraft manufactured in the United States in the 1930s thru 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary company of Boeing Aircraft in 1934. These planes were used as "primary trainers for pilots prior to and during World War II. After the war, many of these planes were auctioned off to private pilots and some were used as cropdusters for agricultural purposes.
Model, Airplane 2014.59.2 Bretz Collection A model airplane of the a P-38 Bomber. The primary colors are green, blue, red and white. The model plane's propeller turns and the landing gear wheels do as well. There is a number "98" on the plane's rudders.
Model, Airplane 2014.59.3 Bretz Collection A model airplane of the a B-25 Bomber. The primary colors are green, yellow, blue, red, white and black. The model plane's propeller turn. The nose art at the front of the plane reads, "MA and PA!" accompanied by several bombs for bombing missions flown. There is a number "13" on the plane's rudders accompanied by the numbers, "327698."
Model, Airplane 2015.16.1 Johnson Collection A wooden model of a P-38 aircraft. It has a mahogany finish and is perched on a wooden stand. There are no working parts.
Model, Airplane 2015.46.1 Smith, T. Collection A model replica of the C-47 Skytrain that was used by the "Screaming Eagles" of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. It is situated on a display stand that is made of wood and metal. It is a 1/62 scale model. The C-47, still in use today, is the military version of the DC-3. This particular model display commemorates William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Staff Sergeant who served in the 101st Airborne Division. The unit he served in, "Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, is more famously known as the "Band of Brothers" today from the popular HBO series, "Band of Brothers." Sgt. Guarnere while in Europe was dropped in with the 506th and served during the D-Day Invasion in June 1944. He also fought in several other engagements after the invasion and eventually lost his right leg at the "Battle of the Bulge." Because of his wild character and reckless abandon during the fight against the Germans, he was nicknamed, "Wild Bill." For his service, he was awarded the Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, 2 Purple Hearts and 2 Presidential Unit Citations. This replica model was made by the "Toys and Models Corporation" of Mahwah, New Jersey. The model display stand has a metal placard commemorating, William "Wild Bill" J. Guarnere with his handwritten signature on the placard. The signature appears to have been signed with a thin tip, black permanent marker. The model and stand also come with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturing company. On the bottom of the base, is the text, "Toys and Models Corporation, Made in Philippines; Produced under license from Boeing Management Company. Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, McDonnell Aircraft, Douglass Aircraft, North American Aviation, their distinctive airplane liveries and product markings are among the trademarks owned by Boeing. WARNING, Adult Collectible, Not Suitable for Children Under 14 years."
Model, Airplane NAA (EDU) 2015.4.1-14 Bowerman Collection Two U-Control electric model planes One charger, One transmitter One bag of spare parts, Batteries Two extra motors, extra wire One ESC extra control handle, 2 motors (on model planes) 2 ESC, One receiver, and a photocopy. These items were donated by Ron Bowerman of Van Buren, Ohio for educational use at the museum by its staff and volunteers. The museum helped him to write a grant request for an aerospace grant.
Model, Airplane 2015.104.28 Brown Collection A small model airplane of the Brewster Buffalo. The Buffalo was an early fighter plane of the US Navy during World War II. The model plane is khaki in color and the cowling is light blue. It has a three propeller prop, propellers are yellow with black tips. There are two US logos on the wings and a small US Navy emblem on the side, accompanied by the calls letters, "3-F-8." Just below the (foreground) cockpit window there is an emblem of black mischievous cat with large eyes carrying a round black bomb with a fuse. The same emblems/stickers are on the reverse side of the fuselage. In the cockpit is a pilot in black and yellow with a brown pilot's cap.
Model, Airplane 2015.104.29 Brown Collection A small model airplane of the Kawasaki Ki-61, Hien. The American military gave it the moniker, "Tony." It was named the 'Tony" because of its Italian design look. The model has green camouflage about its body and wings and the Japanese red sun logo on the wings (top & bottom) and rear fuselage. Exhaust pipes at the front that resemble a P-51's exhaust. The tail is red with a spear tip looking design.
Model, Airplane 2015.75.1 Shanks Collection An F-104 Starfighter jet model airplane w/ pilot in cockpit. The chief colors of the airplane are silver, red, white, blue, green, yellow and black. The stickers on the plane read, "U.S. Air Force, FG-891, 60891."
Model, Airplane 2015.75.2 Shanks Collection One P-47 model airplane. The chief colors are silver, black, white, yellow and blue. Imprinted text stickers: "The Blond Angel, 4K, 22573."
Model, Airplane 2015.75.3 Shanks Collection One C-47 model airplane. The chief colors are green, white, black, red and blue. Imprinted text stickers: "Seventh Heaven, L7, N 315977."
Model, Airplane 2016.25.1 Jayne Donation One master built, museum quality, B-25J Mitchell Bomber cutaway model airplane. The model was built by master model builder, Daniel Jayne, of Spring Lake, Michigan. Unsure of the brand or manufacturer of the model kit. Great attention to detail of the inner workings of the wings, fuselage, equipment, weapons, seating and other parts of the plane. The left section of the model airplane is the cutaway portion and the right section displays the exterior. Extra detail was placed on the plane as if to show what the deposits from exhaust would leave on its exterior skin. It was placed on a metal rod and attached to a wooden base and rotates in a 360 degree rotation. There is a mirror on the wooden base that allows you to see the bottom of the airplane, bomb bay w/ bombs (see pics) and a metal engraved plate that reads, "B-25J, Model Built by Daniel Jayne, Spring Lake, MI."
Money, Paper 2014.15.23 Wargo Collection One 100 Pesos piece of Japanese Government paper money from the Philippines during World War II. This money was known by the acrostic, JIM, which stood for Japanese Invasion Money. This particular bill was issued during 1944 and was a second series issue.This money would have been printed between 1942 and 1945 during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. The serial number is printed in red and reads, "0770865" and in the lower right corner in parentheses is the numeral "8" in red ink. The bill has a pinkish hue.
Money, Paper 2014.21.10 Mullens Collection This is a five dollar Canadian paper bill. This bill was printed in 1986 in the providence of Ottawa. The front face of this bill features a portrait of Wilfred Laurier, the seventh prime minster of Canada. The back side of the bill has a landscape depiction with a belted kingfisher perched on a branch.
Money, Paper 2014.21.11 Mullens Collection This is a Japanese government five hundred peso bill. This bill is part of the southern development bank notes, developed during WW11 by the Japanese government. This particular bill is 'PF' of the series of notes. The color scheme of this bill is mainly dark tones, with a few color additions. The front face has a historic monument on the right side. Back face of the bill features a decorative design and text that reads five hundred pesos.
Money, Paper 2014.21.12 Mullens Collection This is a Japanese government ten peso s bill. This bill is part of the southern development bank notes, developed during WW11 by the Japanese government. This particular bill is 'PD' of the series of notes. The color scheme of this bill is half brown tones, and the other half light green colors. The front face has of the bill features a decorative design and a landscape depiction on the right side of the bill. The back face includes a decorative brown border and reads ten pesos in the center.
Money, Reichsbanknote 2013.19.2 Ward Collection One (1) Reichsbanknote in Hundert (100) Reichsmark denomination, Serial Number V-3813970. The German text, "Ausgegeben aufgrund des Banf gesetzes vom 30. August 1924. Berlin, den 24. June 1935," in the center translated means, "Issued pursuant to the Requisition Act of 30 August 1924. Berlin, 24 June 1935. The other German texts, "Reichsbank direktorium," translated means, "Reichsbank Board" and "Hundert," means "hundred." The image on the bill is of Justus Liebig who a German chemist in the late nineteenth century. The back of the note reads Reichsmark and Reichsbanknote with 100 in the corners. The German text at the bottom, "Wer Banknoten Nachmacht Oder Verfalschte Sich Verschafft Und In Verlehr Bringt. Wird Mit Zuchthaus Nicht Unter Zwei Jahrmn Bestraft," translated means, (paraphrased translation) "Whoever imitates or falsifies banknotes procured and transport them, shall be punished by imprisonment not less than two years."
Mug, Coffee 2016.34.2 Wilson Collection One white coffee mug with imprinted text and image. The imprinted text is in red ink, "P.T. Boaters National Reunion; San Diego, CA.; 1990" and imprinted text on bottom indicating origin of manufacture, "CHINA." The image is in blue ink and is of a PT Boat moving through water with starboard numbers, "PT 617."
Nametag 2014.21.8 Mullens Collection This is a leather name tag, This tag is made out of a brown leather and has a rectangular shape. On the edges is stitching, it was likely attached to something in the past. The text on the leather is stamped or branded on. The front is a smooth texture while the back side is more rough. Only some of the stitching is still intact, where it is not, there is small holes where the thread would have been. The text on the tag reads as the following; 'B. A. Coburn, Engineer
Necktie 2014.63.22 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A green necktie for United States Marine Corps uniform. There is a maker's tag on the rear side of tie that reads, " "Beau Brummell" 4 Fold Uniform Tie, CONS. US PAT. RE. 20942."
Necktie 2015.70.4 Pavlick Collection A pilot's necktie from the former Wright Airlines that operated out of Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.The chief color is black. On the thin blade of the tie is three button holes that would attach to a shirt to secure it in place. This necktie belonged to Bill Pavlick who worked as a pilot for Wright Airlines during the 1970s and 80s.
Necktie 2015.80.13 Wilkes Collection A USAAF uniform necktie. It is khaki and is made of a wool and cotton blend. The bar tack is in an unusual place on the tie. It is on the right edge rather than in the center. There is a cloth label on the tie that indicates the maker of the tie was the "Beau Brummell" company.
Necktie 2015.104.32 Brown Collection A USMC, khaki colored necktie. It has a thin/narrow blade. Imprinted text: "(?).A. Roy." It i This necktie was the belonging of David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam, ca. late 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Necktie 2016.2.37 Jacobs Collection One black necktie used with a US Navy dress uniform. It is still tied in a noose from its last use, ca. 1988. On the thin blade of the tie is a three button tiedown. It was manufactured by Prince Consort. Imprinted text on keeper loop: (cloth label) "Prince Consort Original, Button Down Tie, Put Small End Thru Here; Button To Your Shirt, Made In U.S.A." There is another cloth label at the bottom with imprinted text: "This garment is warranted to meet or exceed the standards of U. S. N. Certification program requirements and was produced under certificate No. 301-215-31 from basic material warranted by the manufacturer to have been produced in accordance with samples under current certificate." This tie was the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Necktie 2016.9.4 Wieber Collection One US Air Force blue necktie, ca. 1950s-60s. Imprinted text on paper label on reverse side at wide/broad blade, "Necktie, Men's, Tropical Worsted, Blue; Yale Neckwear Co.; 13 November 1959; DA-36-243-QM(CTM)4945-C-60; Specification MIL-N-4486B; MC & TSA; All Wool; Lot #3."
Necktie 2016.14.6 Goldenbogen Collection One WWII, US Army khaki necktie. Imprinted alphanumeric text on reverse: "G 4778." The "G" represents the first letter of the veteran's last name and the "4778" are last four numbers of the veteran's Army serial number. This necktie was the possession of Paul R. Goldenbogen who served in the US 8th Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and post WWII years as well.
Net, Mosquito 2014.15.110 Wargo Collection One khaki colored mosquito head net. It is long and cylindrical in shape. It has a solid piece that would rest on the head and there are two draw strings at the bottom that would be lightly wrapped around the throat and tied off. There is also a cloth notch attached at the bottom for hanging (?). This piece was issued to and used by US Army and US Army Air Forces while stationed in the Pacific during World War II. It was the possession of and used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Net, Mosquito 2014.15.111 Wargo Collection One OD Green colored mosquito head net. It is long and cylindrical in shape. It has openings on both ends, but one end cinches shut, with a draw cord, and has a hard (round) circular piece that allows the net to rest on top of the head and not touch the face. and there are two draw strings at the bottom that would be drawn up to cinch securely against the throat area. This piece was issued to and used by US Army and US Army Air Forces while stationed in the Pacific during World War II. It was the possession of and used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Newspaper 2014.63.3 Michigan Military History Museum Collection The Honolulu Star-Bulletin Newspaper from December 7, 1941 detailing the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese military. The front page reads, " War! Oahu Bombed by Japanese Planes." The newspaper has several front page reports of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Manila. It is 1967 reprint of the attacks from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser.
Novelty, Promotional 2015.27.19 Fulkert Collection The "All American Services Insignia Encyclopedia" wheel. There are unique cardboard wheel that spins to reveal the ranks and corresponding insignia for the different branches of the United States Army, Navy, and Marines. There is text on the inner wheel that reads, "Buy War Bonds and Stamps, King-Larson-McMahon, Chicago, ILL.., (c) Copyright 1943 V.W.A. CHCO., Printed in U.S.A." One side shows the ranks and insignias for the US Army and USAAF and the reverse side shows the same for the US Navy and Marine Corps.
Outlet, Electrical 2015.56.7 Slater Collection One shore power connector for a WWII PT Boat. These connectors were used for other equipment and etc. on shore that required a power source. In theory, they were like electrical outlets in buildings. They provided power for items that needed to be plugged into a DC electrical source. They were 10A, 225V power outlets that were grounded. They provided plenty of power to most items that required 120v to 220v. See pics for markings on power connector.
Outlet, Electrical 2015.56.8 Slater Collection One shore power connector for a WWII PT Boat. These connectors were used for other equipment and etc. on shore that required a power source. In theory, they were like electrical outlets in buildings. They provided power for items that needed to be plugged into a DC electrical source. They were 10A, 225V power outlets that were grounded. They provided plenty of power to most items that required 120v to 220v. See pics for markings on power connector.
Padlock 2014.19.10 Liberty Aviation Museum Five (5) keys & one (1) padlock that came from PT-717.
Painting 2015.35.1 McNally Collection An amateur painting of the Ford Tri-Motor "Tin Goose." It renders an image of the former Island Airlines, "Tin Goose" in flight over a patch of trees below. A background of blue skies and white clouds. The primary colors are blue, silver, red, white, green, brown and light blue.
Painting 2015.43.1 Sweet Collection One painting of a B-25 in action over the Pacific Ocean in World War II. There are four ships in the water scene below. One is still sailing in the distance, two are on fire with one sinking and the fourth just being hit by a bomb. There are four B-25s in the air and flak is bursting all around them. The primary colors of the painting are blue, green, red, orange, grey, white and light blue. This painting was painted in honor of Walter C. Bertsch for his service as a radio operator aboard a B-25 Mitchell Bomber during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
Painting 2015.55.1 Bavincak Collection An oil painting on canvas of the nose art from the famous World War II bomber plane, "Memphis Belle." The lady in the painting is a wearing a scantily clad red outfit with red high-heel shoes. The background was painted to look like the fuselage of the "Memphis Belle" skin. In the lower left corner is the name of the aircraft in yellow paint, "MEMPHIS BELLE."
Painting 2015.92.2 Weilant Collection An acrylic painting on hardboard. It is a scene of a PBY-5a Black Cat airplane sitting on a WWII Pacific island tarmac (Henderson Field) with palm trees (blowing in the wind) and the ocean in the background, while a PBY-5a is flying just above the tree line. In the foreground is what appears to be a man directing the plane on the tarmac (possibly?). There are also direction signs of cities and countries by the palm trees and on a palm tree. The chief colors are blue, green, grey and tan. Markings: "- VP-81, Rankin's Raider on Henderson Field, Acrylic on Headboard, Donated in honor of Bob Henderson-U.S.N. (ret.) - 11/11/15."
Painting 2015.76.1 Shanks Collection One framed oil on canvas painting of a WWI fighter plane in a dog fight. The chief colors of the painting are black, red, burgundy.
Painting, Miniature 2015.70.13 Paulick Collection A colored watercolour painting of a Wright Airline's, Convair 440-54 Metropolitan sitting on a tarmac. The chief colors of the painting are blue, light blue, sky blue, red, black, grey, purple, yellow.
Painting, Miniature 2015.70.14 Paulick Collection A watercolour painting of a Wright Airline's aircraft sitting on a tarmac with passengers loading onto the plane. The chief colors of the painting are blue, green, red, orange, black, grey, white.
Painting, Miniature 2015.70.15 Paulick Collection A watercolour painting of a Wright Airline's DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Space Otter sitting on a tarmac with passengers loading onto the plane. The chief colors of the painting are blue, red, orange, black, grey, white.
Pamphlet 2013.21.11 Erma Smith Collection A pamphlet describing the purpose, training and operation of a PT boat fleet. The Navy veteran that this pamphlet belonged to was James W. Smith who served on PT 524, "Bet Me."
Pamphlet, Instruction 2013.21.2 Erma Smith Collection A US Navy rating description document for a Motor Machinist's Mate, 1st Class. The pamphlet in essence was a job description for this naval rating. The Navy veteran that this rating description booklet belonged to was J.W. Smith who served on PT 524, "Bet Me."
Paperweight 2014.15.106 Wargo Collection One solid brass paperweight from the 1992 reunion of the 505th Bomb Group that flew B-29 Superfortresses during World War II in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in the Pacific Theater. They met in Seattle that particular year, 1992, for their reunion. The keychain was molded with images and characters [text and numbers]. It shows a B-29 as in flight over Seattle with the Space Needle in the foreground. It also displays the 20th Air Force logo on the lower left of the image. The characters read, "505th Bomb Group, B-29, Tinian 1945, Seattle 1992." The bottom of the paperweight has a green felt backing.
Parachute 2015.29.1 Liberty Aviation Museum A parachute used to train paratroopers and other Army Air Force personnel during World War II. The name on the bag reads, "Switlik Safety Chute." It is inside a bag and packed appropriately. This particular parachute came from former Metcalf Field in Toledo, Ohio, now Toledo Executive Airport. The airport during World War II was named "Toledo Municipal Airport" and this was where paratrooper and other AAF personnel trained with this type of chute.
Parts, Airplane 2014.24.1 Liberty Aviation Museum BD-5 airplane parts
Parts, Airplane 2015.005.5 Ohio History Connection Collection One box of various parts for a Culver Dart.
Patch, Insignia 2015.27.22 A-C Fulkert Collection An original insignia patch for the former USAAF. It has a regular embroidered surface on the reverse indicating its originality. This was the standard insignia patch that was issued to every member of the USAAF during World War II. (A-C = 3 Identical Insignia Patches)
Patch, Insignia 2015.27.21 A-C Fulkert Collection An original insignia patch for the former 14th USAAF. It has a regular embroidered surface on the reverse indicating its originality. This particular insignia was used by the Flying Tigers, a group of active Army Air Force fighter pilots and personnel who served in China under Gen. Claire Lee Chennault. The 14th AF is still in existence today as the US Air Force's sole numbered Air Force Command. For more history of the 14th AAF, see: http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitPageFullText/0,13476,703323,00.html (A-C = 3 Identical Insignia Patches)
Patch, Insignia 2015.27.23 A-B Fulkert Collection An original insignia patch for the former China-Burma-India. It has a regular embroidered surface on the reverse indicating its originality. This was the standard insignia patch that was issued to every member of the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. (A-B = 2 Identical Insignia Patches) The China Burma India Theater (CBI) was an organizational term, used by the United States military during World War II for the China and Southeast Asian or India-Burma theaters. Operational command of Allied forces (including US forces) in the CBI was officially the responsibility of the Supreme Commanders for South East Asia and/or China. However: US forces in practice were usually overseen by General Joseph Stilwell, the Deputy Allied Commander in China. The term "CBI" was significant in logistical, material and personnel matters; it was commonly used within the US for these theaters. Well-known US and joint Allied units in the CBI included the Chinese Expeditionary Force, the Flying Tigers, transport and bomber units flying the Hump, the 1st Air Commando Group, the engineers who built Ledo Road and the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), popularly known as "Merrill's Marauders".
Patch, Insignia 2015.27.24 Fulkert Collection An original insignia patch for the former China-Burma-India. It has two stamps on the reverse indicating its originality. It has a quick whip-stitch pattern. This was the standard insignia patch that was issued to every member of the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. The China Burma India Theater (CBI) was an organizational term, used by the United States military during World War II for the China and Southeast Asian or India-Burma theaters. Operational command of Allied forces (including US forces) in the CBI was officially the responsibility of the Supreme Commanders for South East Asia and/or China. However: US forces in practice were usually overseen by General Joseph Stilwell, the Deputy Allied Commander in China. The term "CBI" was significant in logistical, material and personnel matters; it was commonly used within the US for these theaters. Well-known US and joint Allied units in the CBI included the Chinese Expeditionary Force, the Flying Tigers, transport and bomber units flying the Hump, the 1st Air Commando Group, the engineers who built Ledo Road and the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), popularly known as "Merrill's Marauders".
Patch, Insignia 2015.27.25 Fulkert Collection An original insignia patch for the former 4th USAAF. It has a regular embroidered surface on the reverse indicating its originality. This was the standard insignia patch that was issued to every member of the USAAF during World War II.
Patch, Insignia 2015.27.26 Fulkert Collection An original insignia patch for the former 7to Army. It has a regular embroidered surface on the reverse indicating its originality. This was the standard insignia patch that was issued to every member of the 7th Army during World War II. The primary colors are blue, red and yellow. The Seventh Army was a United States army created during World War II that transitioned into the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) during the 1950s and 1960s. During World War II, it served in North Africa and Italy in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. In the European Theater it served in and France and Germany. Its length of service in WWII was from 1943-1945.
Patch, Insignia 2015.27.271 Fulkert Collection An original rank insignia patch for a Sergeant, Grade 4 in the US Army during World War II. It has a regular embroidered surface on the reverse indicating its originality. This was the standard insignia patch that was issued to a Sergeant, Grade 4. The primary colors are dark green and black. There are three triangular stripes.
Patch, Insignia 2015.27.272 Fulkert Collection An original rank insignia patch for a Sergeant, Grade 4 in the US Army during World War II. It has a regular embroidered surface on the reverse indicating its originality. This was the standard insignia patch that was issued to a Sergeant, Grade 4. The primary colors are dark green and black. There are three triangular stripes.
Patch, Insignia 2015.27.273 Fulkert Collection An original rank insignia patch for a Sergeant, Grade 4 in the US Army during World War II. It has a regular embroidered surface on the reverse indicating its originality. This was the standard insignia patch that was issued to a Sergeant, Grade 4. The primary colors are dark green and black. There are three triangular stripes.
Patch, Insignia 2015.27.28 Fulkert Collection A reproduction squadron insignia patch for the 427th Night Fighter Squadron during World War II. It has a laminated surface on the reverse indicating it as a reproduction. This was the standard insignia patch for the 427th NFS. The primary colors are black, copper, red, grey, white and yellow. There is a white spider web on the grey background indicating its use of the P-61 Black Widow fighter aircraft during World War II. There is also a red dot with two yellow lightning bolts striking the dot. It has a black, copper and red border.
Patch, Insignia 2015.69.7 Zeno-Moore Collection An original rank insignia patch for a Technical Sergeant in the US Army Air Forces during World War II. It has a regular embroidered surface on the reverse indicating its originality. This was the standard insignia patch that was issued to a Technical Sergeant. The primary colors are OD green and dark khaki. There are three triangular stripes on the bottom and two crescent moon stripes on top. This insignia was awarded and used Charles S. Moore who served in the 1505th AAF Base Unit in the Southwest Pacific.
Patch, Insignia 2015.69.8 Zeno-Moore Collection An original rank insignia patch for a Technical Sergeant in the US Army Air Forces during World War II. It has a regular embroidered surface on the reverse indicating its originality. This was the standard insignia patch that was issued to a Technical Sergeant. The primary colors are OD green and dark khaki. There are three triangular stripes on the bottom and two crescent moon stripes on top. This insignia was awarded and used Charles S. Moore who served in the 1505th AAF Base Unit in the Southwest Pacific.
Patch, Insignia 2015.104.17 Brown Collection An original USMC insignia patch of the H&MS-36 unit from the Vietnam War era. Obverse: Pictures a brown eagle in flight with rifles clutched in its claws over what appears to be a body of water, [lower left foreground] a white crescent moon and star, [far background] a sun with yellow sunbeams shining upward, in what appears to be a blue skyline, [bottom] a blue ribbon with text, "H&MS-36." Chief colors: golden yellow, light blue, dark blue, brown and white. H&MS-36 was short for Headquarters & Maintenance Squadron 36. H&MS-36 was one of the maintenance squadron that gave support to the greater Marine Air Group 36. MAG 36 originally formed at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, in Santa Ana, California, on 2 June 1952 as Marine Air Group (Helicopter Transport) 36. The Group spent several years training for amphibious operations to carry out the role of ship-to-shore assault support. At this time, the Group consisted of squadrons HMR-361, HMR-362, HMR-363, all flying HRS-1 helicopters. Circa 1959, it was renamed Marine Air Group 36, and in 1965 was attached to the 1st MAW, when it deployed to Vietnam in August of that year. Sailing for Vietnam aboard the USS Princeton, it flew ashore at Ky Hà on 1 September. This was both the first full Marine Air Group to arrive in Vietnam, and more generally the first time a full helicopter group had been transported this way. The Group participated in a wide variety of support missions during the Vietnam War, ranging from assault missions to medical evacuation and logistical flights using UH-1 E gunships, CH-46 Sea Knights, and UH-34 Seahorses. In 1968, it was closely involved in support of actions in Hue City during the Tet Offensive. This insignia was issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam, late ca. 1960s in HMM-363 as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Patch, Insignia 2015.104.18 Brown Collection An original USMC insignia patch of the HMM-363 squadron from the Vietnam War era. Obverse: Pictures a red lion in the middle of a white four-leaf clover with stem on a green background circled by a red border, [bottom] a red and green ribbon with text, "HMM-363." Chief colors: red, green, white and black. "The intensification of the American involvement in the war in Vietnam in 1965 necessitated the deployment of Marine forces to Southeast Asia. On September 1, 1965, HMM-363 and its 15 UH-34’s engaged in their first combat missions ever. The squadron’s initial troop insert was a combined operation with HMM-161 in moving the 3rd BN, 3rd Marine Regiment into a landing zone south of Da Nang. March 26, 1968 was perhaps the most disastrous day in the history of HMM-363. During a rocket attack, five squadron members were wounded and required medical evacuation. During the flight up the coast of Vietnam, the medevac aircraft was tragically lost at sea, killing seven people including the Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Frankie E. Allgood. The only survivors were the pilot and co-pilot who managed to escape before the aircraft sank in the coastal waters. HMM-363 was later reorganized and established in Santa Ana, California, equipped with 13 new Sikorsky CH-53A aircraft." Source: http://www.3rdmaw.marines.mil/Units/MAG16/VMM363/History This insignia was issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam, late ca. 1960s in HMM-363 as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Patch, Insignia 2016.2.1 Jacobs Collection A round patch with a banner section that reads. "EURO-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training." It was an insignia patch that was issued to an US Navy veteran, Lt. Brad A. Jacobs, for his participation in the joint training event. Unsure of the particular date that it was issued, but was definitely ca. 1980s. The patch displays several international flags including, the United States of America, the United Kingdom (England), Germany. France, Canada, Italy, Norwegian countries and middle eastern countries. In the middle with a blue background is a navigational cross flanked by a set of wings. The chief colors are red, blue, light blue, green, yellow, brown, black and white. The reverse side of the patch has velcro (R) material.
Patch, Insignia 2016.2.2 Jacobs Collection An insignia patch with a coiled banner section that reads, "Red Flag Participant." It was an insignia patch that was issued to an US Navy veteran, Lt. Brad A. Jacobs, for his participation in some type of training event. Unsure of the particular date that it was issued, but was definitely ca. 1980s. The patch displays a yellow target or radar on a light blue background w/ a red flag on top of the radar symbol. The chief colors are light blue, red, white, yellow and black. Reverse side of patch indicates it is an original patch and not a replica.
Patch, Insignia 2016.2.3 Jacobs Collection An insignia patch with a coiled banner section that reads, "Red Flag Participant." It was an insignia patch that was issued to an US Navy veteran, Lt. Brad A. Jacobs, for his participation in some type of training event. Unsure of the particular date that it was issued, but was definitely ca. 1980s. The patch displays a yellow target or radar on a light blue background w/ a red flag on top of the radar symbol. The chief colors are light blue, red, white, yellow and black. Reverse side of patch indicates it is an original patch and not a replica.
Patch, Insignia 2016.2.4 Jacobs Collection An insignia patch with a coiled banner section that reads, "474th Tactical Fighter Wing." It was an insignia patch that was the possession of an US Navy veteran, Lt. Brad A. Jacobs. Unsure of the particular date that it was issued, but was definitely ca. 1980s. The patch displays a yellow and blue background with a red lightning bolt on the yellow section and blue/green star like symbol with red beams radiating from it. There is a globe with white stars on the blue background. Reverse side of patch indicates it is an original patch and not a replica.
Patch, Insignia 2016.2.5 Jacobs Collection A round patch with a banner section that reads. "TRARON-86 SABRE HAWKS." It was an insignia patch that was the possession of US Navy veteran, Lt. Brad A. Jacobs. Unsure of the particular date that it was issued, but was definitely ca. 1980s. The patch displays a blue background two red/yellow lightning bolts with a golden yellow sword with two wings as the cross-guard. The chief colors are red, blue, yellow and black. The reverse side of the patch has velcro (R) material.
Patch, Insignia 2015.104.35 Brown Collection One insignia patch for expert marksmanship in the NRA Junior Division. The patch has embroidered text and images on it. The text is, "Junior Division" (middle of patch), "Nat'l Rifle Association" (around the perimeter of patch). The image on the patch are crossed rifles. The chief colors of the patch are red, white and black.
Patch, Insignia 2015.104.37 Brown Collection One insignia patch for expert marksmanship in the NRA Junior Division. The patch has embroidered text and images on it. The text is, "Junior Division" (middle of patch), "Nat'l Rifle Association" (around the perimeter of patch). The image on the patch are crossed rifles. The chief colors of the patch are red, green and black. The red and greens have a neon colored appearance.
Pearl, Natural 2013.001.6 Frawley-Keimer Collection One genuine pearl from an Asian country in the Pacific Theater. It is set inside a felt keepsake box stamped with Japanese text on the top side of the box. The material inside of the box appears to be undyed wool and coconut fibers in the bottom of the box. It has a metal clasp that secures the boxes opening and closure. The box appears to be have been originally purple, but has faded to a brownish hue.
Pendant, Charm 2013.001.3 Frawley-Keimer Collection One (1) gold-plated football charm, approximately 2.2 (lgth.) x 1.4 (circ.) cm. This may have been worn by Lenny Thom during his years as a football player at Ohio State University and beyond.
Pennant 2014.63.6 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A Nazi Swastika decoration pennant. The white circle and black swastika is printed onto the fabric. Such pennants were used to decorate, i.e. the rear fenders of bicycles and etc. Some of this type were connected together as a banner and would often decorate rooms on official occasions, such as Adolf Hitler's birthday, official celebrations, party rallies and etc. This particular pennant is 10" x 7" and may be a replica pennant.
Pennant, Promotional 2015.34.10 Meixner Collection This item is a commemorative flag pennant from the Formula 1 Hansen Trophy Race, hosted as a part of the Cleveland National Air Show. The flag pennant is a white plastic material with a blue and red logo design in the center. On the side features two brass eyelets.
Photocopy 2014.14.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) copy of a signed phote of a WWII W.A.S.P., last name Reynolds
Photograph 2014.19.16 Liberty Aviation Museum Approximately fifteen (15) 8"x10" photographs of PT-717 in transit to Lake Erie.
Photograph 2013.21.7 Erma Smith Collection A black and white photographic print of several PT boats rapidly moving across the water. The boats in the print are PT 17, PT 10, PT 11, PT 19, PT 13, PT 14 and PT 11?. This print was owned by James W. Smith who was a Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on PT Boat 524 of the U.S. Navy.
Photograph 2013.21.8 Erma Smith Collection A black and white photographic print of U.S. military personnel and what appears to plausibly be Pacific Islanders moving across the water in an inflatable raft. The back of the print reads, "A-C." This print was owned by James W. Smith who was a Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on PT Boat 524 of the U.S. Navy.
Photograph 2013.21.9 Erma Smith Collection A black and white photographic print of U.S. military personnel and another person loading or unloading supplies and/or weapons from an inflatable raft. The back of the print reads, "A-C." This print was owned by James W. Smith who was a Motor Machinst's Mate, First Class on PT Boat 524 of the U.S. Navy.
Photograph 2014.43.2 McVey Collection One AAF Training Center, Number One, Headquarters Personnel photograph. This photograph was based upon AAF personnel from the World War II era that worked at AAF Training center in Miami Beach, Florida. The text on the photograph reads, "Hdq. & Hdq. Sqd. Training Center No. 1, ARMY AIR FORCES, Miami Beach, Fla., Major Verne F. Kasson Commanding."
Photograph 2014.53.1 Root Collection A photograph from an aerial view of the 2 July 1977 crash of the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in an open field near Port Clinton, Ohio.
Photograph 2014.53.2 Root Collection A photograph from the ground of the 2 July 1977 crash of the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in an open field near Port Clinton, Ohio.
Photograph 2014.53.3 Root Collection A photograph from the ground of the 2 July 1977 crash of the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in an open field near Port Clinton, Ohio.
Photograph 2014.53.4 Root Collection A photograph from the ground of the 2 July 1977 crash of the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in an open field near Port Clinton, Ohio.
Photograph 2014.53.5 Root Collection A photograph from the ground of the 2 July 1977 crash of the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in an open field near Port Clinton, Ohio.
Photograph 2014.53.6 Root Collection A photograph from the ground of the 2 July 1977 crash of the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in an open field near Port Clinton, Ohio.
Photograph 2014.53.7 Root Collection A photograph from an aerial view of the 2 July 1977 crash of the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in an open field near Port Clinton, Ohio.
Photograph 2014.53.8 Root Collection A photograph from an aerial view of the 2 July 1977 crash of the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in an open field near Port Clinton, Ohio.
Photograph 2014.53.9 Root Collection A photograph of two Ford Tri-Motor aircraft sitting at the Port Clinton Municipal Airport near the Island Airlines hangar in Port Clinton, Ohio.
Photograph 2014.53.10 Root Collection A photograph of two Ford Tri-Motor aircraft sitting at the Port Clinton Municipal Airport near the Island Airlines hangar in Port Clinton, Ohio on 14 June 1964.
Photograph 2014.53.11 Root Collection An aerial photograph of a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft sitting at a countryside airstrip on 8 April 1973. It may have been picking up or dropping off passengers and/or supplies.
Photograph 2014.53.12 Root Collection A photograph of a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft sitting at the Port Clinton Municipal Airport on 14 June 1964.
Photograph 2014.53.13 Root Collection An aerial photograph above two Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in flight over the Lake Erie shoreline.(?) on 29 August 1965. On the lower right corner is the printed text, "TOM ROOT AIR PHOTO, PLYMOUTH, OHIO." On the upper right corner are the numbers, "82965 12," representing the date and photograph number.
Photograph 2014.53.14 Root Collection An aerial photograph above a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in flight over the Lake Erie on 23 July 1972. On the lower right corner is the printed text, "TOM ROOT AIR PHOTO, PLYMOUTH, OHIO." On the upper right corner are the numbers, "72372 27," representing the date and photograph number.
Photograph 2014.53.15 Root Collection An aerial photograph beside a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in flight over the Lake Erie on 5 August 1972. On the lower right corner is the printed text, "TOM ROOT AIR PHOTO, PLYMOUTH, OHIO." On the upper right corner are the numbers, "85 72 8," representing the date and photograph number.
Photograph 2014.53.16 Root Collection A photograph from the ground of a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft in flight on 4 October 1984. On the lower right corner is the printed text, "TOM ROOT AIR PHOTO, PLYMOUTH, OHIO."
Photograph 2014.56.1 Lavalle Collection A circa 1972 framed photograph of the crash of an Island Airlines Ford Tri-Motor aircraft at Port Clinton Municipal Airport. The printed text on the photo reads, "Presented to the Liberty Aviation Museum Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation, Photo by: Jeffery R. Dykeman of Port Clinton, Ohio now residing in Prescott Valley, Arizona." It is framed in an ornate black wooden frame.
Photograph 2015.11.1 Caragher Collection A photograph from the 1937 Cleveland National Air Races. Text on back of the photo reads, "Cleveland, Ohio Air Races, 1937." The photo displays people sitting in the bleachers and a Ford Tri-Motor to the left in the foreground.
Photograph 2015.70.16 Paulick Collection One photograph of a Wright Airline's Convair 600 (cn 74) sitting on a runway, possibly taking off(?) form Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. In the background is Lake Erie. In lower right foreground is a partial image of a wing with a USAF logo on it.
Photograph 2014.21.14 Mullens Collection This is a black and white portrait photograph of a woman. This photograph is located with other objects, in a leather foldable photo album. The photograph is that of a woman with curly and light colored hair. She is also wearing a dark colored top, with a pin on one side of the shirt. On the bottom left side of the print there is writing in ink. This writing reads as the following, 'To my dearest, Dorothy On the opposite side is writing but in pencil, it appears to be a signature, it is hard to make out truly what it says. On the back of the print is the stamp of the company who printed the photograph. The stamp as the following ' Olan Mills Portrait Studios in Springfield, Ohio.' The photograph number is 228588.
Photograph 2014.21.15 Mullens Collection This is a color photograph and is a portrait of a woman. This photograph is located with other objects within a leather foldable photo album. This photograph is center most insert on the right. The woman in the photograph has light colored curly hair. She also has a white flower in her hair, and is wearing a dark colored top. On the bottom right hand side of the photo there is writing in ink that reads ' All my Love, Dorothy' On the opposite side is a signature or writing of some kind in pencil. On the back of the photograph is the stamp of the company, this stamp reads as the following ' Olan Mills Portrait Studios Springfield, Ohio'
Photograph, Aerial 2015.34.8 Meixner Collection An aerial photograph of the 1947 Grandstands of the Cleveland National Air Races. The large building in the distance was originally the Cleveland Bomber Plant that produced B-29 Superfortresses that were used in the Pacific Theater of World War II. It is set in a black metal poster frame with a plastic pane with red matting. The photograph is dated September 1, 1947 and was taken by Norbert Yassanye.
Photograph, Military 2014.21.16 Mullens Collection This is a black and white photograph of four B-25 airplanes in flight, likely taken out of a window of another plane. This photograph is located with other objects within a foldable leather album. The album has insert areas for objects and photos. This photo is located on the farthest right slot. The planes are flying toward the left in the photo, the tail end of the B-25's are on the right side of the photograph.
Photograph, Military 2016.19.3 Beres Collection One 20" x 27" framed and matted photograph of a North American SNJ-5 military aircraft in flight with Commander Sidney J. Lawrence, US Navy, at the controls. It is an official US Navy (B&W) photograph that was released on October 13, 1946. The frame appears to be an aluminum metal construction. There is a paper tag on the back with typewritten text, "USN 392854, 10-13-46, Cmdr. Sidney J. Lawrence Flying in an SNJ-5, Official US Navy Photograph Released, U.S. Naval Photographic Center, U.S. Naval Air Station, Anacostia, Washington 25 D.C., Cre."
Photograph, Military 2016.19.4 Beres Collection One 21" x 28" framed and matted photograph of an US Navy, Martin PBM-5 Mariner, aka "Flying Boat." The Flying Boat was a patrol bomber during World War II. The photo shows the airplane in flight over what appears to be mountains and rivers in the near distance. There is an auction tag on the reverse of the frame that indicates it was purchased at auction by Tom Beres, auction lot # 536.
Photographs 2015.004.10 A-H Rickert Collection A series of eight photographs from Harvey A. Rickert's years in the USAAF. One is of him in what appears to be a possible(?) graduation photograph from USAAF flight school while in Texas. On the back of the photograph is very faint text, "Portrait by Wallace Studios, San Angelo, Texas, (????) [unreadable text]." The others are of Mr. Rickert and Fairchild PT-19s, the training base he was stationed at in Texas, a photo of a hangar lit up at night while crew prepare planes for next day.
Photographs, Military 2015.004.8 A-S Rickert Collection Nineteen (small) various photos of Harvey A. Rickert while in training with the USAAF during WWII, images of "Island Airlines" Ford Tri-Motor (N7694), with fellow classmates.
Picture, Motion 2013.38.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) VHS tape, "Eagles Over the Gulf, Desert Storm: The Original Air Footage."
Picture, Motion 2013.38.2 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) VHS tape, "Eagles Over the Gulf: The Gun Camera Footage."
Picture, Motion 2013.38.3 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) 2-disc DVD set, "Warbirds of WWII, Volume One."
Picture, Motion 2013.38.4 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) 5-disc DVD set, "The Warplanes of WWII."
Pin, Award 2013.001.4 Frawley-Keimer Collection One occupational pin in the shape of an ELCO 80' PT Boat. It is a gold plated sterling silver pin awarded to PT Boat officers when they were commissioned to serve on these particular vessels. The pins were made by ELCO, the same company that manufactured Patrol Torpedo Boats. On the reverse side is molded in relief is a maker's mark that reads, "ELCO, Design copyrighted (c) ELCO Naval Division."
Pin, Award 2015.27.33 Fulkert Collection A WWII Good Conduct ribbon bar lapel pin. Apparently this was issued with the Good Conduct Medal and ribbon bar.
Pin, Award 2015.27.34 Fulkert Collection A WWII Good Conduct ribbon bar lapel pin. Apparently this was issued with the Good Conduct Medal and ribbon bar. This particular lapel pin has a wider and thicker base.
Pin, Award 2015.69.3 Zeno-Moore Collection A WWII Good Conduct ribbon bar lapel pin. Apparently this was issued with the Good Conduct Medal and ribbon bar. This particular lapel pin has a wider and thicker base.
Pin, Fraternal 2016.30.39 Knipp Collection One fraternity pin. The Greek letters on the pin are OEX, which stand for Theta Chi. It is unclear whether this pin was a college fraternity pin or otherwise. The pendant is oval shaped and the pin is rather long. This pin was the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Pin, Lapel 2014.66.1 Schuster Collection A lapel pin of a 4-AT Ford Tri-Motor airplane. The pin was actually issued to members through the Port Clinton, Ohio Lion's International Club. The pins date to the era between 1968 to 1970. The design on the pin is of the red, white and blue Tin Goose airplane. It also has a golden color along with black on the tip of the rudder. The text on the pins reads, "Port Clinton, Ohio "Tin Goose." In the upper right corner is the logo of the Lion's International Club. The back of the pin has two post with original clasps for attaching to a piece of clothing or otherwise.
Pin, Lapel 2015.27.35 Fulkert Collection A Vintage USAAF SAAD service tie tack, hat or lapel pin. On the back of the pin is an arrowhead with the initials "SAAD" inside of the arrowhead. "SAAD" is short for San Antonio Air Depot. It is likely that the veteran, James R. Fulkert, received this pin at San Antonio Air Depot.
Pin, Membership 2015.104.39 Brown Collection One copper membership pin for the Camp Archery Association of the United States. It is a small pin with a round disc and a bow and arrow within the disc. There is text on the round disc that reads, "Jr. Yeoman" (top) and "C.A.A." (bottom). It has a pin and locking clasp system on the reverse for attaching to clothing. It is secured to a slate blue card stock backing with white text that reads, "Camp Archery Assn. of the United States, Junior Yeoman."
Pin, Military 2013.001.2 Frawley-Keimer Collection One pair brass collar anchors, post back, approximately 3.6 x 2.7 cm. These lapel pins were issued to Midshipmen while studying in Annapolis at the US Naval Academy. They were manufactured by N.S. Meyer in New York.
Pin, Military 2014.39.2 Crosser Collection A military police lapel pin of the Ohio National Guard, 37th Division. It is golden and has two crossed dueling pistols indicative of the symbol for military police. It has two pins on the back for securing it to a shirt or tunic.
Pin, Military 2014.63.35 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A US Army Bridge Builders lapel pin. The bridge builders are a part of the US Army Corps of Engineers. The pin has two attaching posts with pin clutches. The primary colors are silver and red. In the middle of the pin on the red field there are thirteen silver stars. On the back of the pin it reads, "M.P.S. M-21."
Pin, Military 2014.63.36 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A US Army 9th Cavalry Regiment lapel pin. The pin has a blue background of a fort with a golden Native American with a rifle in his right hand sitting atopped a horse placed on top of the fort.The pin has two attaching posts with pin clutches. The back of the pin reads, "E23, Made in USA." The 9th Cavalry Regiment is more famously known as the "Buffalo Soldiers." The Buffalo Soldiers were African Americans that served in the US Cavalry during the late nineteenth century. The ninth and tenth cavalry regiments still exist today, but are of course, not segragated.
Pin, Political 2014.63.40 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One World War II German N.S.K.O.V. contribution tinnie. It is of metal construction. It is in the shape of an iron cross with a swastika in the center and a sword. It was given by veteran organizations. On the back of the tinnie it reads, "W9." There is a clutch pin on the back (similar to a safety pin) for securing to some type of clothing.
Pin, Political 2014.63.41 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One World War II German contribution tinnie. It is of metal construction. It is in the shape of an iron cross with a swastika in the center and a sword. It was given by veteran organizations. On the back of the tinnie it reads, "W1." The original clutch pin on the back (similar to a safety pin) for securing to some type of clothing is missing.
Pistol 2015.78.1 Thurman Collection One .32 caliber pistol, 5 shot revolver . Manufacturer: U.S. Revolver Co., Serial No. 39880, Year of Manufacture, ca. 1910-1912. Black plastic grips w/ "U.S." molded in to grip handle. handgun was originally blued. Break top action for reloading, double action firing capability, iron sights. Stamped alphanumeric text, "U.S. Revolver Co., 39880."
Placard 2015.005.3 Ohio History Connection Collection One exhibit panel for Szekely SR-3-0 aircraft engine. The panel has an original 1931 advertisement on it surrounded by a red border. The rest of the has handwritten specs. of the engine, "A.T.C. 70, 45 H.P., 1750 R.P.M., Max. R.P.M. 1825, Final Test Date: 5-19-31, Szekely Aircraft and Engine Co., Holland, Michigan."
Placemat 2015.34.9 Meixner Collection This is a souvenir placemat from the 1979 Cleveland National Air Races, that occurred September 1-3. The 1979 air races were the 50th anniversary of the 1929 Cleveland Air Races. The placemat features aviation art created by Herbert A. James. James, went to school at the Cleveland Institute of Art and was highly successful. Featured on the placemat are 15 monumental items relating to the air shows in the past 50 years. Items like the USAF Thunderbirds, Jimmy Doolittle, and Doug Davis, to name a few.
Plaque 2011.4.1 Woodling Collection A fabricated memorial plaque simulating the the portside of a North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. The painted technical text is to represent the aircraft information and the "noseart" of the fighter aricraft, "Frenesi." It was the fighter aircraft flown by Col. Thomas "Tommy" Hayes of Brooks, Oregon. He served in the 364th fighter squadron as the commanding officer. There are several signatures of other renowned WWII pilots signed at the bottom o the print. They include: John A. "Big John" Kirla, Captain Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson, Captain Charles "Chuck" Weaver, Major Richard "Pete" Petersen and Captain C.E. "Chuck" Yeager. It is framed with a black frame and black matting with a white trim around the fabricated plaque.
Plaque, Award 2015.104.33 Brown Collection An award plaque presented to David Laird Brown in 1956 for being the "Best Player of the Year" in the "Early Birds." The painted text on the plaque reads, "David Brown, Best Player of the Year, Early Birds, 1956." There is a painted scene on the plaque of a baseball player attempting to catch a baseball with clouds and a building/house in the background.
Plaque, Award 2016.34.3 Wilson Collection One wooden award plaque. The plaque has an emblem on it of the WWII, PT Boat logo and below is a bronze colored metal plate with the words, " "Clean Sweep Award", 1992." This award may have been issued by the PT Boats, Inc. organization that is dedicated to the history and education of PT Boats from World War II.
Plaque, Commemorative 2014.15.80 Wargo Collection A commemorative plaque remembering the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in World War II. The plaque has an engraved plate [at the top] that reads, "20th AIR FORCE." Below that is a set of airmen's wings with a round globe in the middle of the logo for the 20th Air Force. At the bottom is a plastic collector's card case with a trading card encased inside of it. The card was part of a series of 100 collector's's cards made by The Rogers Group. Collector's Card Information Series Title: World War II War Machines, the Flight Series Issued by: The Rogers Group Issued with: commercial set Country: USA Number of Cards: 100 Card Numbering: 1 to 100 Type of Card: Commercial Issue Card Dimensions: 3.50 × 2.53 inches (88.90 × 63.92 mm) Circa: 1993 The plaque is wooden with a black marble veneer and a beveled edge with a groove on the back for hanging the plaque.
Plate, Decorative 2013.5.1.10 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) China commemorative plate of Wright Flyer.
Plate, License 2015.24.1 Fetterman Collection An Ohio license plate from 1921 with the plate number, "409676." The original paint is still present and its primary colors are green and white.
Plate, License 2015.24.2 Fetterman Collection An original Ohio license plate from 1928 with the plate number, "19-800." It has since been repainted in its original primary colors of white on navy blue. On the left side of the plate are the letters, "PC," which may stand for "private" and "commercial" use.
Plate, License 2015.24.3 Fetterman Collection An original Ohio license plate from 1928 with the plate number, "80-642." It has its original paint of white on navy blue. On the left side of the plate is a star which may represent 1 million vehicles registered in the State of Ohio in 1928 or possibly a dealer plate.
Plate, License 2015.24.4 Fetterman Collection An original Ohio license plate from 1928 with the plate number, "492-356." It has its original paint of white on navy blue. As compared to other license plate of this year from Ohio there are six numbers instead of five.
Plate, License 2015.24.5 Fetterman Collection An original Ohio license plate from 1929 with the plate number, "718-056." It has its original paint of black on light green.
Plate, License 2015.24.6 A-B Fetterman Collection An original set of Ohio license plates from 1931 with the plate number, "c 22-106." It has its original paint of black on tan/khaki. There is a "c" on the plate which may be indicative of "commercial" classification or rating.
Plate, License 2015.24.7 A-B Fetterman Collection An original set of Ohio license plates from 1938 with the plate number, "5741-B." It has its original paint of black on tan. There is text on the plate commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Northwest Territory. The text on the plate reads, "150 ANNIV. NW TERR." There is also the image of cattle pulling a covered wagon.
Plate, License 2015.24.8 A-B Fetterman Collection An original set of Ohio license plates from 1940 with the plate number, "9422-P." It has its original paint of white on dark blue. The bottom reads, "OHIO - 1940."
Plate, License 2015.24.9 Fetterman Collection An original New Jersey license plate from 1945 with the plate number, "LD, 68." It has its original paint of blue on tan. The bottom reads, "N.J. 1945." The years, 1943-1945, only one plate was issued in the state of New Jersey. Plausibly, this was prbably due to the war effort and the need for excessive amounts of steel and iron. The letters to the left may be indicative of county codes.
Plate, License 2015.24.10 A-B Fetterman Collection An original set of Ohio license plates from 1951 with the plate number, "YN-497." It has its original paint of white on blue. The bottom reads, "1951-OHIO."
Plate, License 2015.24.11 Fetterman Collection An original New Jersey license plate from 1952 with the plate number, "AK, F24." It has its original paint of orange on black. The bottom reads, "N. 52 J." The letters to the left may be indicative of county codes.
Plate, License 2015.24.12 A-B Fetterman Collection An original set of Ohio license plates from 1956 with the plate number, "11393-P." It has its original paint of white on green. The bottom reads, "OHIO-1956."
Plate, License 2015.24.13 Fetterman Collection An original Quebec license plate from 1956 with the plate number, "556-092." It has its original paint of green on white. The top reads, "QUEBEC-56."
Plug, Spark 2014.19.8 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) small box containing two (2) B G Hornet spark plugs, identical to ones used in Amelia Earhart's plane on her flight on May 20 & 21, 1937.
Plug, Spark 2014.15.131 Wargo Collection One Champion HO-14S spark plug for a B-29 bomber engine. Inscription: "B-29 engine sparkplug 1944".
Poster 2013.18.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) advertising poster, for the E&K Ohio Wine Company. " 'This Sir, is America's finest wine district.' And E and K Ohio Wine is the finest from these Lake Erie Islands. Producers and growers since 1863" on poster. Print shows a view of the Lake Erie Islands from the window of an airplane over the shoulder of a male passenger with a female stewardess pointing out the islands to him. "E and K" stands for the now defunct (1959) Engles & Krudwig winery.
Poster 2014.44.1 Elliott Collection A United States Air Force Art Collection poster commemorating the history of flight. The image was rendered by John A. Lytle. This poster is part of a collection of images that the US Air Force produced commemorating the 40th Anniversary of thr United States Air Force. The poster designation is H-1. The poster indicates this poster is a part of "Fine Art Series 8."
Poster 2014.44.2 Elliott Collection A United States Air Force Art Collection poster commemorating the maiden flight of the F-104. The image was rendered by Michael Machat. This poster is part of a collection of images that the US Air Force produced commemorating the 40th Anniversary of thr United States Air Force. The poster designation is H-8. The poster indicates this poster is a part of "Fine Art Series 8."
Poster 2014.44.3 Elliott Collection A United States Air Force Art Collection poster commemorating the flight of a F-86 Sabre. The image was rendered by Harley F. Copic. This poster is part of a collection of images that the US Air Force produced commemorating the 40th Anniversary of thr United States Air Force. The poster designation is H-2. The poster indicates this poster is a part of "Fine Art Series 8."
Poster 2015.34.3 Meixner Collection A poster that chronicles the feats of the Wedell-Williams #92 "Miss New Orleans" racing aircraft. It tells of the aircraft's involvement in the air racing industry from 1930-1938. It pictures the airplane in several different instances from a drawing to pilots standing beside it. It also displays the logo of the Wedell-Williams. There is a plethora of text that tells of its history. The tail number of the plane was NR536V. It is set in a dark brown wooden frame with a glass pane. It was copyrighted by Blackbird Press in Dubuque, Iowa in 1984. The photos on the poster came from the T.C. Weaver Collection. This poster was professionally framed by "The Bancroft Gallery, Arcade #42" in Cleveland, Ohio.
Poster 2015.34.5 Meixner Collection A poster of several diverse types of former racing airplanes with text across the bottom, "The Society of Air Racing Historians." There is a printed banner type strip that runs up the left side of the poster that reads, "Reims to Reno." At the bottom there is alpha-numeric text,"REIMS 1909" with three different types of racing trophies to the right of the text. The primary colors of the poster are red, white, blue, yellow, green, black, chrome and other hues of similar colors. It is framed is chrome metal frame with a white background and a glass pane.
Poster 2015.86.1 Wilhelm Collection One 25" x 38" poster (mounted on fiberboard) of "Airplane Rides" at the Inman Flying Circus, ca. 1929. This poster features the "Boeing Clipper" that was, claimed to be, America's largest Tri-Motor. It was a part of the Inman Bros. Flying Circus. The poster also advertised airplane rides for .50 cents on a Ford Tri-Motor. Another advertisement was for a 4000 ft. parachute jump. The main essence of the poster to advertise "coming locations" of the flying circus. At the bottom of the poster is what appears to plausibly be the original signature [autograph] of Arthur "Art" Inman. It is signed as, "Art Inman."The chief colors of the poster are blue, red, yellow, black, white, green and orange.
Poster 2016.20.2 Kelly Collection One 25.75" x 37.25" framed and mounted "Join the Air Service, Learn-Earn" poster. The poster has the imprinted text, "Join the Air Service, Learn-Earn, "give'er the gun", W.Z., Forbes." The scene of the poster portrays a large USAAF symbol in the middle with three blimps and two bi-planes circling it on the top. There is an image of a larger bi-plane at the bottom with pilots in the plane and air crew surrounding it. The chief colors of the poster are red, white, blue, black, shades of tan and brown. The frame is wood and is black. There is a paper tag on the back of the frame that indicates who framed and mounted the poster, "Expert Workmanship, Frames of Distinction, Clark Picture Frame Co., 4380 Mayfield Rd. Cleveland, O. 44121, 291-1577."
Poster, Political 2013.6.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) poster for the War Bonds movie Combat America produced and narrated by Major Clark Gable for the US Army Air Forces, orange ground with white and black lettering, black metal frame. The poster features a black & white picture of Major Gable in his flight suit, helmet, and goggles. The words "BUY EXTRA WAR BONDS" are printed across the bottom of the poster.
Poster, War Bonds 2016.20.3 Kelly Collection One 30.5" x 36.5" framed and matted, authentic "7th War Loan, Now-All-Together" war bonds poster. The frame is wood and has a cherry stain. This and other posters like it were issued by the US Treasury Department. The chief colors are red, white, blue, green and brown. The image for this poster was created by C.C. Beall. C.C. Beall (1892-1967) was a commercial illustrator who drew comics and book covers. He based the image of this World War II war loan poster on the famous Joe Rosenthal photograph of the second American flag to be raised on Iwo Jima. The photo made a huge impact after being published as part of news reports on the battle. This poster was part of the campaign for a 7th War Loan subscription, which took place in May 1945, just days after victory in Europe. Officials were concerned that the defeat of Germany might lessen bond sales. The slogan on the poster, “Now—all together,” and the Iwo Jima image was meant to appeal to the spirit of collective patriotism and bolster bond sales for the conflict that was still raging in the Pacific Theater. There were at least four uses of this image in the 7th War Loan campaign, including one that pictured a variety of average citizens raising a large number “7” in the same positions as the soldiers in the Beall illustration. As it happened, the 7th War Loan surpassed all expectations, as over $156 billion was raised.
Pouch, Cartridge 2014.63.64 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A pouch for 7.62x51 MM NATO (linked) rounds of ammunition. The pouch can contain up to 100 rounds of ammunition. The text on the front of the bag reads, "7.62 MM. NATO, LINKED, BALL M80, 100 RDS, LC-81J101-078." It is a triangular shaped bag with a webbed border with a long green strap. The primary color is OD green.
Primer, engine 2014.19.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Two (2) Jack & Heintz engine primer devices.
Print 2013.26.1. Liberty Aviation Museum Five (5) Esquire Magazine calendar (year 1941) Varga Girl prints, for the months of May, June, July, October, and December respectively. Each print is framed in matching black wooden frames.
Print 2013.39.3 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) Ford Tri-motor poster.
Print 2014.11.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) print (#290 of 500) of the crew of the "Memphis Belle" B-17.
Print 2014.18.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Twelve (12) prints of various aircraft, monochrome, Phillips 66 Petroleum Print Series.
Print 2013.41.1 Patrick Collection This a print of Lt. Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal and pilots during World War II. It is a limited edition print, 32 of 900. It is signed by the artist Gil Cohen. The print is signed by Lt. Robert Rosenthal as, Rosie Rosenthal. There is a picture of Lt. Rosenthal in lower right corner with an 8th Air Force patch. In the lower center is a print of his B-17 with signatures of renowned pilots. In lower left, at top, a replica of the USAAF Senior Command Pilot Wings. The print is set in a black and gold ornate frame with a black and tan matting.
Print 2013.41. Patrick Collection This a print of Lt. Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal and pilots during World War II. It is a limited edition print, 32 of 900. It is signed by the artist Gil Cohen. The print is signed by Lt. Robert Rosenthal as, Rosie Rosenthal. There is a picture of Lt. Rosenthal in lower right corner with an 8th Air Force patch. In the lower center is a print of his B-17 with signatures of renowned pilots. In lower left, at top, a replica of the USAAF Senior Command Pilot Wings. The print is set in a black and gold ornate frame with a black and tan matting.
Print 2013.41.2 Patrick Collection This a framed print, titled, "In the Presence of My Enemy." It is a limited edition print, 187 of 300. It is signed by the artist John D. Cohen. The print is signed by WWII pilots, Bob Boecking, 2nd Lt. Charles "Charlie" Brown, Hugh Mc Smith, Bob (?). There is a picture of Lt. Rosenthal in lower right corner with an 8th Air Force patch. At the top center is a USAAF Command Pilot Wings. In the bottom left is an 8th AAF patch and in the bottom right is a 1939 Nazi Swastika w/ eagle lapel pin. The print is set in a brown beveled frame with gold trim and has green and burgundy matting.
Print 2011.3.39 Woodling Collection A framed print commemorating the heroic efforts and the military accomplishments of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) while helping the Chinese government to defend from and defeat the Japanese military at the Salween River Gorge. Pictured is famed "ace" pilot, Tex Hill leading the charge of the squadron during the attack on the gorge. At the bottom of the print are the sgnatures of the pilots, crew members and administration of the Flying Tigers fighter command. It is framed in a dark wooden frame with matting for attractive framing. It is a limited edition print and is numbered 128/300. The discernable signatures are as follows: Edwin Fobes; Robert Locke; Morgan Vaux; Charles Bond; J. Richard Rossi; Lester Hall; David Lee "Tex" Hill; Robert Layher; Charles Mott; John Rumen; Peter Wright; L. Paul Clouthier; Paul Greene; Kenneth Jernstedt; Frank Losonsky; Joseph Poshefko; Robert Paine; Leo Schramn; Edward Stiles and Frank A. Andersen.
Print 2011.3.40 Woodling Collection A framed print commemorating the heroic efforts and the military accomplishments of David Lee "Tex" Hill. In the center of the print is a personalized message to George Woodling Jr. who originally purchased the print. Itwas written and signed by Tex Hill and reads: "To George, All the Best, "Tex" Hill, CO 23rd Ft. Grp., China 1943." It is framed in a bamboo wooden frame, that is light and dark brown with a green and brown matting for attractive framing. The Chinese flag in the middle with the Chinese writing was a piece that helped downed AVG pilots that indicated these pilots were helping to defend China, so assist them in any way possible. The Japanese flag at the bottom is signed by Tex Hill with the words: "Tex" Hill, 18 1/4 Victories. On the bottom left side of the print is an envelope commemorating Claire Lee Chennault with a First Day Issue U.S. forty cent stamp.
Print 2011.3.41 Woodling Collection A framed print, titled, "Mission Completed." It displays two B-17s flying over farmfileds on their way back to their military airfield. There are two farmers standing in what appears to be a wheat field with a dog while looking up at the planes as they pass over the field. In the upper left corner is printed, "A limited edition of 1000 prints" and in the upper right corner is printed, "Published by the Military Gallery, Bath, England, 1987." On the lower left is handwritten text that reaads, "945/1000." At the bottom center is printed text, "Mission Completed by Robert Taylor." There are six signatures of other WWII veterans signed at the bottom. It is framed in a medium dark brown beveled wooden frame with blue matting.
Print 2011.3.42 Woodling Collection A framed print, titled, "Goinandgetahit." It displays a torpedo bomber flying low over the water of Ens G. Gay releasing a torpedo during the Battle of Midway on 4 June, 1942. He was the sole survivor of Torpedo Squadron 8. The print is autographed and personalized by Gay. It reads, "To George Woodling Jr., All the good luck I had here, Geo. Gay." At the bottom center is printed text, "Goinandgetahit, Battle of Midway, 4 June 1942, Ens G. Gay, Sole survivor Torpedo Squadron 8." It is framed in a medium dark brown rounded wooden frame with blue matting.
Print 2011.3.43 Woodling Collection A framed print of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington's "Marine F4U Corsair" named "Lulubelle." It was numbered, 86, and was a blue colored war plane. In this print, there are twenty Japanese flags indicating twenty downed Japanese aircraft. In the lower left corner there is a picture of Boyington with his handwritten signature. The artist's signature, J. Ficklen, is in the lower right corner and displays a printed signature and a handwritten signature below it. It is framed in a black beveled wooden frame with blue matting. It is a limited print of 221/1000.
Print 2011.3.44 Woodling Collection A framed print, titled, "Fourth Fighter Patrol by Robert Taylor." In this print, P-51 Mustangs of the Fourth Fighter Group patrolling are patrolling ahead of 8th Air Force bombers. They are climbing to intercept incoming fighters of the Luftwaffe over Northen France in 1944. There are five handwritten signatures at the bottom of this print, three of the signatures, Chesley G. Peterson, James A. Clark and Dave J. Blakeslee, were group commanders within the Fourth Fighter Group. The artist's signature, Robert Taylor, is in the lower right corner and is a printed signature. In the upper left and right of the print are maker's marks: (upper left) "A limited edition of 1000 prints," (upper right) "Published by the Military Gallery, Bath, England, 1987." It is framed in a brown rounded wooden frame. It is a limited edition print of 954/1000.
Print 2011.3.45 Woodling Collection A framed print, titled, "Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair." In this print, a Navy F4U-4 Corasir is landing on the flight deck of CV-9, USS Essex. The plane has an "S" on the rudder, the numbers "301" on the nesselle and 301 S on the right wing. The artist's signature, Stokes, is in the lower left corner and is a printed signature and hand written signature. It is framed in a blue metal frame. It is a limited edition print of 110/700.
Print 2011.3.46 Woodling Collection A framed print, titled, "The Doolittle Mission." In this print, James H. Doolittle is leaving the deck of the USS Hornet in his B-25 Mitchell bomber for the bombing of Tokyo as an avenging raid in response to Pearl Harbor. The signature is handwritten by General James H. Doolittle in lower right corner. It is framed in a dark wooden frame. It is a limited edition print of 572/5000.
Print 2015.8.1 Dubsky Collection A print that displays the image of Forest O'Brine and Dale Jackson making a non-stop flight of circling St. Louis in the "The Greater St. Louis" aircraft (Curtiss Robin) for a total of 27 days in 1930. The print was created by Charles H. Hubbell (see provenance). The prints were created by Thompson Products, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. The text at the bottom of the print reads, "Non-Stop Refueling Flight ~ 1930, 647 HOURS, FOREST O'BRINE AND DALE JACKSON "THE GREATER ST. LOUIS" CURTISS ROBIN, (c) THOMPSON PRODUCTS, INC. CLEVELAND, OHIO"
Print 2015.8.2 Dubsky Collection A print that displays the image of Lieut. Lowell H. Smith and Lieut. Eric H. Nelson of the U.S. Army making a around-the-world flight in 1924. The print was created by Charles H. Hubbell (see provenance). The prints were created by Thompson Products, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. The text at the bottom of the print reads, "First Round-the-World Flight~1924, LIEUT. LOWELL H. SMITH AND LIEUT. ERIC H. NELSON, U.S. ARMY, DOUGLAS "CRUISERS," (c) THOMPSON PRODUCTS, INC. CLEVELAND, OHIO"
Print 2015.8.3 Dubsky Collection A print that displays the image of Major Herbert A. Dargue making a good will flight.The print was created by Charles H. Hubbell (see provenance). The prints were created by Thompson Products, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. The text at the bottom of the print reads, "First Pan-American Good Will Flight~1926, MAJ. HERBEERT A DARGUE, U.S. ARMY, IN COMMAND, LOENING AMPHIBIANS, (c) THOMPSON PRODUCTS, INC. CLEVELAND, OHIO"
Print 2015.8.4 Dubsky Collection A print that displays the image of Pilot Jack Knight making the first transcontinental night air mail flight.The print was created by Charles H. Hubbell (see provenance). The prints were created by Thompson Products, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. The text at the bottom of the print reads, "First Transcontinental Night Air Mail~1921, SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK CITY, PILOT, JACK KNIGHT, U.S. POST OFFICE DEPT., DE HAVILLAND 4, (c) THOMPSON PRODUCTS, INC. CLEVELAND, OHIO"
Print 2015.8.5 Dubsky Collection A print that displays the image of Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris.The print was created by Charles H. Hubbell (see provenance). The prints were created by Thompson Products, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. The text at the bottom of the print reads, "New York to Paris~1927, CHARLES A. LINDBERGH, "THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS," RYAN MONOPLANE, (c) THOMPSON PRODUCTS, INC. CLEVELAND, OHIO"
Print 2015.8.6 Dubsky Collection A print that displays the image of Marchesi De Pinedo of Italy making a four-continent flight in 1927.The print was created by Charles H. Hubbell (see provenance). The prints were created by Thompson Products, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. The text at the bottom of the print reads, "Four-Continent Flight~1927, EUROPE, AFRICA, SOUTH AND NORTH AMERICA, MARCHESI DE PINEDO, ITALY, SAVOIA S-55 FLYING BOAT, (c) THOMPSON PRODUCTS, INC. CLEVELAND, OHIO"
Print 2014.54.1 Root Collection This print is a Duo-Tone limited edtion print signed and numbered by the artist. The print size, in inches, is 14"x 20." This print features a hand-drawn Ford Tri-Motor print, a piece of aluminum corrugated sheet metal skin off of a Ford Tri-Motor and an antiquated postcard titled, "Aloft in Luxury," featuring a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft. It is numbered, 23 of 500. The handwritten text on the print reads, "The Ford Tri-Motor, 23/500." It is signed by the artist in the right lower corner as, "Witkoff."
Print 2015.23.1 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection A print of an artist's rendering of a veteran returning home from war or overseas service and embracing what appears, plausibly, to be his child. There appears to be a US Air Force C-130 in the background with another service member standing near its open hatch. There is a sunset in the near background and the natural setting is a wintry scene. The child is wearing what appears to be a hockey uniform with the veteran's military duffel beside them on the ground. This print was reproduced from an original painting called, "The Home Front" by Terrence Fogarty. On the rear side of the frame is a certificate of authenticity. (A) Home Front Print (B) Wooden Frame
Print 2015.34.6 Meixner Collection A print titled, "The Calm Before the Storm." This print commemorates the flying of the Comet G--ACSS on October 20, 1934 in the MacRobertson Trophy Race which it won. The primary colors of the print are red, grey, black, blue, white and similar colors. The print was reproduced with permission from British Aerospace, Hatfield. It is framed in a brushed chrome metal frame with a light blue matting and a glass pane.
Print 2016.19.2 Beres Collection One 20.75" x 24.5" framed and matted print by renowned artist/illustrator, R.G. Smith, of a Douglas AD-5 Skyraider (warbird) airplane. Rendered is an image of a Douglas AD-5 Skyraider in flight over what appears to be an ocean below, presumably, with an American Aircraft Carrier in the distance, ca. WWII era.
Print, Photographic 2013.5.1.9 Liberty Aviation Museum Two (2) 5" x 7" black & white photos of Nevin Ballreich in bi-fold frame.
Print, Photographic 2013.32.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Six (6) photographs of airplanes.
Print, Photographic 2015.18.1 Zimmerman Collection A print framed in a beveled wooden frame of two US Navy F4 fighters climbing upward in the sky. In the lower right corner there appears to be missiles or other aircraft moving toward the jet fighters. In the lower left corner it reads. "US Navy F4 H-1 All-Weather Attack Fighter" and in the lower right corner, "Mc Donnell Aircraft Corporation." The signed name of the illustrator is at the lower right and reads, "Earle Beaver."
Print, Photographic 2015.18.2 Zimmerman Collection A print framed in a beveled wooden frame of a US Air Force RF-101C flying over open fields. In the lower left corner it reads. The lower left corner reads, "U.S. Air Force RF-101C," center, "VOODOO" and in the lower right corner, "McDonnell Aircraft." The signed name of the illustrator is at the lower right and reads, "J.M. Klaven."
Print, Photographic 2015.18.3 Zimmerman Collection A print framed in a beveled wooden frame of a US Air Force F-101B climbing upward above the clouds in the night sky. In the distance to the left are four other aircraft flying as well. In the lower left corner it reads. The lower left corner reads, "U.S. Air Force F-101B," center, "VOODOO" and in the lower right corner, "McDonnell Aircraft." The signed name of the illustrator is at the lower right and reads, "J.M. Klaven."
Propeller, Aircraft 2013.10.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) propeller, wooden with brass leading edges. "Sensenich" trademark, Model #82ES72, S/N 09486. Donor placed a battery powered clock in the center hole where the shaft from aircraft engine passed when the propeller.
Propeller, Aircraft 2015.13.1 Caldwell Collection One section of an aircraft propeller. It was manufactured in Toledo, Ohio by the American Propeller Company from 1942-1943(?) The facility was located on Alexis Rd. and currently is a General Motors Transmission Plant. It is believed that much of the production in the American Propeller Company went to a Ford Motor B-24 Bomber assembly plant in Michigan. The propellers started out as hollow steel-alloy tubes that was placed in large presses, then flattened, cut into sections and finished into shape.
Protractor 2014.15.21 Wargo Collection One rectangular measuring device. It has a 180 degree protractor in it, two triangles for 45, 90, 60, 30 degree angles, a 6 inch ruler and a 15 centimeter ruler. This object was part of Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman's military items/collection that he used during World War II while serving in the USAAF in the 20th Air Force.
Pump, Gasoline 2012.7.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) 1939 Tokheim gas pump.
Pump, Strut 2013.11.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) brass hand pump, incomplete. "Aerol Hand Strut Pump", "The Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Co, Cleveland Ohio" embossed on the foot piece. The serial number is not readable.
Puzzle, Jigsaw 2014.13.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) box double puzzles, "Fighters for Freedom", completed size 10" x 16", #3902, Whitman Publishing Company. This was a series of puzzles depicting US Military forces in action.
Puzzle, Jigsaw 2014.13.2 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) box 375-piece puzzle, "Let's Go", Pefert Picture Puzzle, completed size 19-1/2" x 15-1/2", in colot
Quilt 2015.002.1 Howerth Collection A red and white quilt that started in 1960 with the making of squares by members of prominent families from the Port Clinton, Ohio area and was finished into a quilt in 1997.
Radio, Military 2013.31.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) temporary shore based radio transmitter.
Radio, Military 2014.55.1 USS Cod Subamrine Memorial Collection A radio transmitter tuing unit that was used on B-17s and B24s for communicating with base operations, squadron operations, plane to plane and otherwise. It is model TU 6-B and was issued to the United States Army Signal Corps. It was manufactured by the General Electric Company in the United States.
Radio, Modulator 2013.31.2 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) radio frequency modulator.
Radio, Tank 2013.15.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) tank radio. Information on data plate - "Signal Corp Wireless Sets #19-MK II. ZA10178, PC92049C, 16167-CZR, 12440-PHILA-44." Toggles and switches are labeled in both English (British) and Cyrillic (Russian) lettering.
Record, Military 2015.2.1 Teague Collection A CD/DVD detailing the military records, photos and other documents of Captain Howard Teague's military service as an AAF Lead Bombadier during World War II in Europe.
Record, Military 2015.4.1 Mahl Collection A CD/DVD detailing nose art of World War II bombers and other various images from the war.
Relic, Historic 2013.20.1 Liberty Aviation Museum A collection of the following items that belonged to the Donor's father, Harold W. Delventhal, who served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. 1. Three (3) WWII Garrison/Overseas caps; 1) tan, 1) olive drab green, and 1) dark brown. 2. Thirty-three (33) photographs of Harold W. Delventhal's 75th birthday ride on the B-25 Mitchell "Guardian of Freedom", circa 1998. 3. One (1) photograph of "Guardian of Freedom" autographed by pilot Col. Glenn H. Lamont. 4. One (1) scrapbook from HWD's flight school in Douglas, GA. 5. Two (2) copies (same shot) photograph of SAB.8. Class 44-I, Douglas, GA. Forty-two (42) men posed in front of a biplane (B&W). 6. One (1) photograph (B&W) of "Control Tower & Dispatchers Office of 2157 AAF BA, Douglas, Georgia" written on back. 7. One (1) photograph HWD in Class A uniform. Probably his "official" graduation photo (B&W). 8. One (1) graduation announcement - small blue leather-bound, "The Columbus Army Flying School" dated11/20/1944, "Class 44-I". 9. One (1) clear plastic first aid kit w/ band-aids, soap bar, and various pills/medicine still in it unused. 10. Eight (8) Chinese bank notes in various denominations of yuan. 11. One (1) Chinese phrase book dated 12/10/1943. 12. One (1) small box with Lieutenant bars (2 pair) and various other cloth insignia, two (2) campaign ribbon pins - one (1) Asiatic Pacific, one (1) WWII Victory Medal. 13. Numerous B&W snapshots of HWD in Georgia & China, and snapshots of local Chinese people. 14. One (1) small book entitled Roger Queen - An Airfield in China by Lt. Robert Philip DeBenedictus, illustrated by Charles Kille. Last inside page has a photograph of the author and is signed by same "To Harry", dated Christmas 1946. 15. One (1) booklet In China: An Orientation Booklet for United States Military Personnel, "Background of the War In the Air 1943-1944", Prepared by Headquarters of the 14th USAAF. 16. Four (4) 3-1/2" x 5" index cards with hand drawn (ball point pen) line drawings all captioned "Capt. Herold". No indication of the artist's name or date produced. 17. One (1) small envelope issued by the P.O. Department, 3rd Ant. P.M. General, Postal Savings System. (Harold Delventhal, 1052 Reynolds, Napoleon, Ohio, Account #2535) 18. Four (4) War Ration Books; two (2) "War Ration Book Four", #35210ED, Lawrence C. Warden, 804 Riverview, Napoleon, Ohio, and #35209ED, Merle B. Warden, 804 Riverview, Napoleon, Ohio; two (2) "War Ration Book No. 3" issued to the Wardens. 19. One (1) booklet FM 21-100, War Department, Basic Field Manual, Soldiers' Handbook, July 23, 1941. 20. One (1) booklet FM 21-11, War Department, Basic Field Manual, First Aid for Soldiers, April 7, 1943. 21. One (1) Pilot Rating Book for Harold William Delventhal, 1062 Reynolds Street, Napoleon, Ohio, Enlistment No. 15343665. 22. One (1) pamphlet, Ten Thousand Careers: A Summary Report of the Survey of Post-War Education and Employment, by Robert L. Thorndike and Elizabeth P. Hagen, Teachers College, Columbia. 23. One (1) Service Prayer Book (Christian). 24. One (1) book, The Officer's Guide, 9th Edition. 25. One (1) "Time-Distance Computer". Round 2-sided, black with white lettering, used for aeronautical navigation. 26. One(1) computer, "Aerial, Dead Reckoning", Type E-6B, U.S. Army Air Forces issue, with leather case/pouch. 27. One (1) Simplified Flight Calculator with Instruction Sheet and cardboard case/pouch. 28. One (1) cardboard case for Polaroid Aviation Goggle Kit #1068, Instruction book, eight (8) lenses, no goggles. 29. Several old manila folders with HWD's Military Records. 30. One (1) book (fiction) - Barry Blake of the Flying Fortress, by Gaylord DuBois, Illustrated by J.R. White. A "Fighters for Freedom Series", copyright 1943. The price "35¢" was written with pencil on the front page of the book. 31. One (1) panoramic photograph of several men with the caption "Aviation Cadet Detachment, Class 44-I, Shaw Field" written in white across the bottom.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2015.27.39 A-B Fulkert Collection (A) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon A WWII Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon bar with four bronze stars. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. The predominant colors are yellow, white, red and blue. The colors on the bar represent specific countries, regions and defense ideals. The orange yellow of the ribbon represents Asia, while the white and red stripes toward each edge represent Japan. The center blue, white and red thin stripes are taken from the American Defense Service Medal, referring to America’s continued defense preparedness after Pearl Harbor. A bronze star denoted participation in a campaign. A silver star attachment is used to represent five bronze stars. (B) Victory World War II Ribbon The red center stripe of the ribbon is symbolic of Mars, the God of War, representing both courage and fortitude. The twin rainbow stripes, suggested by the World War I Victory Medal, allude to the peach following a storm. A narrow white stripe separates the center red stripe from each rainbow pattern on both sides of the ribbon. The World War II Victory Medal provides deserving recognition to all of America's veterans who served during Wold War II. No attachments were authorized although some veterans received the medal with an affixed bronze star which, according to rumors at the time, was to distinguish those who served in combat from those who did not. However, no official documentation has ever been found to support this supposition. Although eligible for its award, many World War II veterans never actually received the medal since many were discharged prior to the medal's institution. Both bars are covered by plastic to protect the ribbon from becoming soiled, stained or damaged.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2015.27.40 A-C Fulkert Collection (A) Good Conduct Ribbon WWII Good Conduct ribbon bar. The ribbon appears to be handsewn to the bar. Only one Good Conduct Medal was awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal were indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars. (B) American Area Campaign Ribbon It was for service during World War II within the American Theater of Operations. The American Campaign Medal was established by Executive Order on November 6, 1942 and amended on March 15, 1946, which established a closing date. The medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who served in the American Theater of Operations during the period from December 7, 1941 to March 2, 1946 or was awarded a combat decoration while in combat against the enemy. The service must have been an aggregate of one year within the continental United States, or thirty consecutive days outside the continental United States, or sixty nonconsecutive days outside the continental United States, but within the American Theater of Operations. The ribbon is azure blue with three narrow stripes of red, white and blue (United States) in the center and four stripes of white, red (Japan), black and white (Germany) near the edges. Three-sixteenth inch bronze stars indicated participation in specialized antisubmarine, escort or special operations. The American Campaign Medal was designed by the Army’s Institute of Heraldry. The medal is a circular bronze disc showing a Navy cruiser, a B-24 bomber and a sinking enemy submarine above three waves. Shown in the background are some buildings representing the United States. Above is the raised inscription, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN. The reverse of the medal shows an American eagle standing on a rock. On the left of the eagle are the raised inscribed dates, 1941-1945, and on the right, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (C) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon w/ 1 Star A WWII European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon bar. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. The predominant colors are brown, green, white, red, blue and black. A bronze star denoted participation in a campaign. The colors on the bar represent specific countries, regions and defense ideals. The ribbon is approximately 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes. the 3/16 inch Brown represents the sands of Africa. The 1/16 inch Irish Green, 1/16 inch White and 1/16 inch Scarlet represent the Italian flag. The 1/4 inch Irish Green represents the green fields of Europe. The center, 1/8 inch triparted Old Glory Blue, White and Scarlet, are taken from the American Defense Service Medal ribbon and refers to the continuance of American Defense after Pearl Harbor. Next is a 1/4 inch Irish Green, again the green fields of Europe. The 1/16 inch White; 1/16 inch Black, 1/16 inch White represent Germany. Lastly, the 3/16 inch Brown, again representing the sands of Africa. The three bars are covered by plastic to protect the ribbon from becoming soiled, stained or damaged.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2015.27.41 A-B Fulkert Collection (A) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon Bar w/ 3 Stars A WWII Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon bar with four bronze stars. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. The predominant colors are yellow, white, red and blue. The colors on the bar represent specific countries, regions and defense ideals. The orange yellow of the ribbon represents Asia, while the white and red stripes toward each edge represent Japan. The center blue, white and red thin stripes are taken from the American Defense Service Medal, referring to America’s continued defense preparedness after Pearl Harbor. A bronze star denoted participation in a campaign. A silver star attachment is used to represent five bronze stars. (B) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon w/ 1 Star A WWII European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon bar. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. The predominant colors are brown, green, white, red, blue and black. A bronze star denoted participation in a campaign. The colors on the bar represent specific countries, regions and defense ideals. The ribbon is approximately 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes. the 3/16 inch Brown represents the sands of Africa. The 1/16 inch Irish Green, 1/16 inch White and 1/16 inch Scarlet represent the Italian flag. The 1/4 inch Irish Green represents the green fields of Europe. The center, 1/8 inch triparted Old Glory Blue, White and Scarlet, are taken from the American Defense Service Medal ribbon and refers to the continuance of American Defense after Pearl Harbor. Next is a 1/4 inch Irish Green, again the green fields of Europe. The 1/16 inch White; 1/16 inch Black, 1/16 inch White represent Germany. Lastly, the 3/16 inch Brown, again representing the sands of Africa. The two bars appear to have been made and handsewn in theater during WWII.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2014.15.57 A-C Wargo Collection (A) Good Conduct Ribbon A WWII Good Conduct ribbon bar. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. Only one Good Conduct Medal was awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal were indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars. (B) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon A WWII Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon bar with four bronze stars. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. The predominant colors are yellow, white, red and blue. The colors on the bar represent specific countries, regions and defense ideals. The orange yellow of the ribbon represents Asia, while the white and red stripes toward each edge represent Japan. The center blue, white and red thin stripes are taken from the American Defense Service Medal, referring to America’s continued defense preparedness after Pearl Harbor. A bronze star denoted six months of overseas service during war. A silver star attachment is used to represent five bronze stars. (C) Air Medal Ribbon An Air Medal and ribbon was awarded for meritorious achievement while serving in the US military, particularly the Army Air Forces, ca. WWII. The Air Medal was established by Executive Order 9158 and signed into effect by Franklin D. Roosevelt, May 11, 1942. The Air Medal was awarded retroactively to September 8, 1939. The criteria for award was to anyone who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguishes himself or herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. The veteran who was awarded and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2014.21.3 Mullens Collection This is a ribbon bar with three award ribbons on it from post WW11. (A) Victory WW11 ribbon. This ribbon's coloration consists of two rainbow ends with two inner white stripes and a red center. This ribbon was given to men and women who served between December 7, 1941 and December 31 2946. (B) Asiatic Pacific Campaign ribbon. This ribbon has a coloration of yellow with a set of red and white stripes on both ends of the ribbon, the center has a red, white and blue stripe. This ribbon was given to those who served in the Pacific Theater between October 1944 and September 3, 1945. (C)Philippine Liberation ribbon. This ribbon has a coloration of red, it also has a blue and white stripe in the center. This ribbon was awarded to those who participated in the Philippine Liberation from October 7, 1944 to September 3, 1945.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2014.21.6 Mullens Collection This is a set of two award ribbons. These two ribbons wrapped around and hand sewn end to end, on to a metal pin. (A) European-African-Middle Eastern-Theater ribbon. This ribbon was awarded between December 7 1941 and November 8 1945. The coloration of this ribbon is dark green edged with a brown stripe. On the left side is a white and red stripe, right end features a white stripe with a black stripe in the center. The center of the ribbon has a red, white, and blue stripe. This particular award ribbon has three bronze stars on it, indicating additional award in the EAME campaign. (B) American Defense service ribbon. This ribbon was given to all active duty service men between the dates of September 8, 1939 and December 7, 1941. The coloration of this ribbon is yellow, an on opposite ends of the ribbon features a red, white, and blue stripe.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2014.21.7 Mullens Collection This is a set of four award ribbons, these ribbons are wrapped around and hand sewn end to end on a long metal pin. (A) Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon. This ribbon is awarded to any officer in the armed forces of the United States who participated in aerial combat and have distinguished themselves in actual combat in support of operations. The coloration of this ribbon is blue, with a white stripe on opposite ends of the ribbon. The center of the ribbon features a red stripe with two smaller white stripes on its sides. This particular ribbon has a bronze oak leaf on it. This oak leaf signifies that this Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon was awarded more than two times. (B) Air Medal ribbon. The coloration of the Air Medal ribbon is blue with two yellow stripes on opposite ends of each other. This ribbon was awarded to those showed acts of heroism or acts of achievement while involved with aerial flight and foreign military personal in combat. There is two bronze oak leaf's on this ribbon, signifying that this ribbon was awarded more than three times (C) American Defense Service ribbon. This ribbon is given to all active duty service men and women between the dates of September 8, 1939 and December 7, 1941. The coloration of this ribbon is yellow, an on opposite ends of the ribbon features a red, white, and blue stripe. (D) European-African-Middle Eastern-Theater ribbon. This ribbon was awarded between December 7 1941 and November 8 1945. The coloration of this ribbon is dark green edged with a brown stripe. On the left side is a white and red stripe, right end features a white stripe with a black stripe in the center. The center of the ribbon has a red, white, and blue stripe. This particular award ribbon has three bronze stars on it, indicating additional award in the EAME campaign.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2015.94.2 Weber Collection One ribbon bar with three campaign ribbons. (1)American Area Campaign (2) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, (3) Victory World War II ribbon. It attaches to the jumper by a two stud and clasps apparatus. It is on the left chest of the jumper above the pocket.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2015.106.9 VanWey Collection (A) Air Medal Ribbon The coloration of the Air Medal ribbon is blue with two yellow stripes on opposite ends of each other. This ribbon was awarded to those showed acts of heroism or acts of achievement while involved with aerial flight and/or foreign military personnel in combat. (B) Good Conduct Ribbon WWII Good Conduct ribbon bar. Only one Good Conduct Medal was awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal were indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards or stars. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars. (C) European-African-Middle Eastern-Theater Ribbon. This ribbon was awarded between December 7 1941 and November 8 1945. The coloration of this ribbon is dark green edged with a brown stripe. On the left side is a green, red and white stripe representing Italy, right side, features a white, black and white stripe representing Germany and the center of the ribbon has a red, white, and blue stripe representing the United States. This particular award ribbon has one bronze star on it, indicating at least six months of active combat service in the EAME campaign. These ribbons belonged to Sergeant Albert A. VanWey who served in the USAAF, Eighth Air Force, 570th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, stationed at Parham Field 153 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He was an Aerial Gunner and Radio Operator on B-17s during World War II in the European Theater. All three ribbons are covered with a plastic cover and are situated on a metal bar and are removable.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2015.106.10 VanWey Collection (A) American Area Campaign Ribbon It was for service during World War II within the American Theater of Operations. The American Campaign Medal was established by Executive Order on November 6, 1942 and amended on March 15, 1946, which established a closing date. The medal is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who served in the American Theater of Operations during the period from December 7, 1941 to March 2, 1946 or was awarded a combat decoration while in combat against the enemy. The service must have been an aggregate of one year within the continental United States, or thirty consecutive days outside the continental United States, or sixty nonconsecutive days outside the continental United States, but within the American Theater of Operations. The ribbon is azure blue with three narrow stripes of red, white and blue (United States) in the center, black and white (Germany) on the outer section, red and white (Japan) on the inner section. The American Campaign Medal was designed by the Army's Institute of Heraldry. The medal is a circular bronze disc showing a Navy cruiser, a B-24 bomber and a sinking enemy submarine above three waves. Shown in the background are some buildings representing the United States. Above is the raised inscription, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN. The reverse of the medal shows an American eagle standing on a rock. On the left of the eagle are the raised inscribed dates, 1941-1945, and on the right, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (B) Victory WWII ribbon. This ribbon's coloration consists of two rainbow ends with two inner white stripes and a red center. This ribbon was given to men and women who served between December 7, 1941 and December 31 1946. (C) Unknown Ribbon. These ribbons belonged to Sergeant Albert A. VanWey who served in the USAAF, Eighth Air Force, 570th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, stationed at Parham Field 153 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He was an Aerial Gunner and Radio Operator on B-17s during World War II in the European Theater.
Ribbon Bar, Multiple Military Campaign 2016.2.6 A-E Jacobs Collection A ribbon bar with multiple ribbons that was the possession of US Navy Pilot, Lt. Brad A. Jacobs who served in the US Navy, ca. 1980s. The ribbons are as follows: (A) Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal Ribbon Service: Navy; Instituted: 1920; Criteria: Attainment of the minimum qualifying score for the expert level during prescribed shooting exercises; Devices: None on medal The Navy Expert Pistol Shot Badge was created at the same time as the Navy Expert Rifleman Badge and is awarded to Naval Personnel who qualify as experts with the pistol on a prescribed military course. The medallion is the same as the Expert Rifleman badge except for the raised inscription, “EXPERT PISTOL SHOT.” The ribbon is navy blue with a narrow light green stripe at each edge. Also like its rifle counterpart, the concept was later extended to provide for two additional levels of achievement with the creation of the Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon. (B) Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Service: Navy, Marine Corps; Instituted: 1981 (retroactive to 1974); Criteria: 12 months active duty on deployed vessels operating away from their home port for extended periods; Devices: Bronze, Silver Star The Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon was approved by the Secretary of the Navy in 1981 and made retroactive to August 15, 1974. The ribbon was created to recognize the unique and demanding nature of sea service and the arduous duty attendant with such service deployments. The award is made to Navy and Marine Corps personnel for twelve months of accumulated sea duty or duty with the Fleet Marine Force, which includes at least one, ninety day deployment. The ribbon consists of a wide center stripe of light blue, bordered on either side by a narrow stripe of medium blue and equal stripes of gold, red and navy blue. Additional awards are denoted by three-sixteenth inch bronze stars. The Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is worn after the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and before the Navy Arctic Service Ribbon. (C) Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Ribbon Instituted: 1961 Qualifying Dates: 1958 to present Criteria: Participation in military operations not covered by specific war; Dates: July 1, 1968 to Present; Criteria: Participation in military operations not covered by specific war medal; Devices: All Services: Bronze, Silver Star; Army: Bronze Arrowhead; Navy: Bronze Marine Corps device Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - History President John F. Kennedy characterized the post World War II period as: “a twilight that is neither peace nor war.” During the period commonly referred to as the Cold War, the Armed Services agreed to one medal that to recognize major actions not otherwise covered by a specific campaign medal. The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal was authorized on December 4, 1961 to any member of the United States Armed Forces for U.S. military operations, U.S. operations in direct support of the United Nations and U.S. operations of assistance to friendly foreign nations after July 1, 1958. Operations that qualify for this medal are authorized in specific orders. Participating personnel must have served at least 30 consecutive (60 nonconsecutive) days in the qualifying operation or less if the operation was less than 30 days in length. The medal may also be authorized for individuals who do not meet the basic criteria but who do merit special recognition for their service in the designated operation. The first qualifying operation was Operation Blue Bat, a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon from July 1 to November 1, 1958. This medal was initially awarded for Vietnam service between July 1, 1958 and July 3, 1965; an individual awarded the medal for this period of Vietnam service may elect to keep the award or request the Vietnam Service Medal in its place. However, both awards may not be retained for the same period of Vietnam service. Many personnel received this medal for continuing service in Cambodia after the Vietnam cease-fire. The medal was also authorized for those serving in the Persian Gulf area who previously would have qualified for the Southwest Asia Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal whose qualification periods for that area terminated on November 30, 1995. Individuals who qualify for both the Southwest Asia Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal must elect to receive the Expeditionary medal. The front of the medal depicts an American eagle with wings raised, perched on a sword. Behind this is a compass rose with rays coming from the angles of the compass points. The words “ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY SERVICE” encircle the design. The reverse of the medal depicts the Presidential shield with branches of laurel below and the inscription, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” The American national colors are located at the center position or honor point of the ribbon. The light blue sections on either side suggest water and overseas service, while various colors representing areas of the world where American troops may be called upon to serve run outward to the edge. 1980s campaign eligibility: Lebanon, Jun. 1, 1983 - Dec. 1, 1987; Operation Urgent Fury-Grenada, Oct. 23, 1983 - Nov. 21, 1983; Eldorado Canyon - Libya, Apr. 12-17, 1986 (D) Navy "E" Ribbon The Battle Efficiency Ribbon, Navy "E" Ribbon, or the Battle "E" ribbon was established in July 1976 by Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf. The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes duty on U.S. Navy ships, aviation squadrons, or units (including construction battalions) that have won a battle efficiency competition (Battle "E") after July 1, 1974. (E) Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon Authorized: 1944; Criteria: Awarded to any qualifying unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in combat against a hostile foreign force or for extremely meritorious service not involving combat but in support of military operations.
Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign 2015.27.37 Fulkert Collection A WWII Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon bar. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. The predominant colors are yellow, white, red and blue. The colors on the bar represent specific countries, regions and defense ideals. The orange yellow of the ribbon represents Asia, while the white and red stripes toward each edge represent Japan. The center blue, white and red thin stripes are taken from the American Defense Service Medal, referring to America’s continued defense preparedness after Pearl Harbor. A bronze star denoted participation in a campaign. A silver star attachment is used to represent five bronze stars.
Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign 2015.27.38 Fulkert Collection A WWII Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon bar. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. The predominant colors are yellow, white, red and blue. The colors on the bar represent specific countries, regions and defense ideals. The orange yellow of the ribbon represents Asia, while the white and red stripes toward each edge represent Japan. The center blue, white and red thin stripes are taken from the American Defense Service Medal, referring to America’s continued defense preparedness after Pearl Harbor. A bronze star denoted participation in a campaign. A silver star attachment is used to represent five bronze stars.
Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign 2014.15.54 Wargo Collection A WWII Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon bar w/ one brass star. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. The predominant colors are yellow, white, red and blue. The colors on the bar represent specific countries, regions and defense ideals. The orange yellow of the ribbon represents Asia, while the white and red stripes toward each edge represent Japan. The center blue, white and red thin stripes are taken from the American Defense Service Medal, referring to America’s continued defense preparedness after Pearl Harbor. A bronze star denoted participation in a campaign. The veteran who was awarded and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern 2015.27.36 Fulkert Collection A WWII European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon bar. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. The predominant colors are brown, green, white, red, blue and black. The colors on the bar represent specific countries, regions and defense ideals. The ribbon is approximately 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes. the 3/16 inch Brown represents the sands of Africa. The 1/16 inch Irish Green, 1/16 inch White and 1/16 inch Scarlet represent the Italian flag. The 1/4 inch Irish Green represents the green fields of Europe. The center, 1/8 inch triparted Old Glory Blue, White and Scarlet, are taken from the American Defense Service Medal ribbon and refers to the continuance of American Defense after Pearl Harbor. Next is a 1/4 inch Irish Green, again the green fields of Europe. The 1/16 inch White; 1/16 inch Black, 1/16 inch White represent Germany. Lastly, the 3/16 inch Brown, again representing the sands of Africa.
Ribbon, Good Conduct 2015.27.49 A-B Fulkert Collection A WWII set of Good Conduct ribbons. The ribbons are alone and have never been used. They are spares that could be handsewn to a bar, while in theater. Only one Good Conduct Medal was awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal were indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars.
Ribbon, Good Conduct 2015.69.4 Zeno-Moore Collection A WWII Good Conduct ribbon. The ribbon is alone and has never been used. It is a spare that could be handsewn to a bar, while in theater. Only one Good Conduct Medal was awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal were indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars.
Ribbon, Good Conduct 2014.15.55 Wargo Collection A WWII Good Conduct ribbon bar. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. Only one Good Conduct Medal was awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal were indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars. The veteran who was awarded and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Ribbon, Good Conduct 2014.15.56 Wargo Collection A WWII Good Conduct ribbon bar. The ribbon is set into the main bar section and the second section with pin and clasp slide in to the main bar to secure the ribbon in place. Only one Good Conduct Medal was awarded to any individual. Additional awards of the medal were indicated by a bar, with loops or knots indicating additional awards. An individual who is awarded a Good Conduct Medal while serving in another branch of service and is then awarded an Army Good Conduct Medal would wear both medals and ribbon bars. The veteran who was awarded and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Ribbon, Insignia 2014.21.4 Mullens Collection This is a Combat Infantryman Badge. This badge was awarded to infantryman or special forces officers, for performing duties while under combat or active fire. The piece itself is made out of sterling silver and has two pin backings for attachment. The main part is a slender rectangular shape with a light blue background. On top of that same rectangle is silver, shaped like a rifle. Behind the rectangle is a sterling silver semi-circle with a decorative design.
Ribbon, Insignia 2014.21.5 Mullens Collection This is an Air Medal Award Ribbon, with two oak leaf's placed equally on the ribbon. The coloration of the Air Medal Ribbon is blue with two yellow stripes on opposite ends of each other. This ribbon was awarded to those showed acts of heroism or acts of achievement while involved with aerial flight and foreign military personal in combat. There is two bronze oak leaf's on this ribbon, signifying that this ribbon was awarded more than three times.
Ribbon, Insignia 2015.94.3 Weber Collection One ribbon bar award for a Navy Expert Riflemen. It has a dark blue background with three narrow vertical green stripes. It attaches to the jumper by a two stud and clasps apparatus. It is on the left chest of the jumper above the pocket.
Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation 2015.106.11 VanWey Collection (A) Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon w/ oak leaf cluster on right chest (oak leaf cluster: indicating veteran was awarded this at least 5 times). Executive Order 9075 on Feb. 26, 1942, created this award and was superseded by Executive Order 9396 on Dec. 2, 1943, which authorized the Distinguished Unit Citation, and this executive order was superseded by Executive Order 10694, on Jan. 10, 1957 which redesignated the Distinguished Unit Citation as the Presidential Unit Citation. It is conferred on units of the armed forces of the United States and of cobelligerent nations, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after Dec. 7, 1941. The unit must display such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign. The degree of heroism required is the same that which would warrant award of the Distinguished Service Cross to an individual. An individual assigned or permanently attached to, and also present for duty with, a unit in the action for which the Presidential Unit Citation is awarded may wear the emblem as a permanent part of their uniform. Source: http://www.afpc.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=7780 These ribbons belonged to Sergeant Albert A. VanWey who served in the USAAF, Eighth Air Force, 570th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, stationed at Parham Field 153 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He was an Aerial Gunner and Radio Operator on B-17s during World War II in the European Theater.
Ribbon, Victory World War II 2015.27.42 Fulkert Collection A Victory World War II ribbon bar. The red center stripe of the ribbon is symbolic of Mars, the God of War, representing both courage and fortitude. The twin rainbow stripes, suggested by the World War I Victory Medal, allude to the peach following a storm. A narrow white stripe separates the center red stripe from each rainbow pattern on both sides of the ribbon. The World War II Victory Medal provides deserving recognition to all of America's veterans who served during Wold War II. No attachments were authorized although some veterans received the medal with an affixed bronze star which, according to rumors at the time, was to distinguish those who served in combat from those who did not. However, no official documentation has ever been found to support this supposition. Although eligible for its award, many World War II veterans never actually received the medal since many were discharged prior to the medal's institution.
Ring, Finger 2016.16.1 Zeno-Moore Collection One USAAF ring. It is sterling silver and the main design in the center of the ring is the cadet's wings logo which is encircled with the text, "United States Army Air Forces." On each side of the cadet's wings logo is an eagle with outstretched wings perched upon a sheath of wheat(?) and arrows with a star below them in the center. The word, "STERLING" is stamped on the inside of the ring.
Scrapbook 2014.31.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One scrapbook consisting of newspaper articles, personal photographs and advertisements from World War II era companies and corporations in the United States.
Scrapbook 2014.31.2 Liberty Aviation Museum One scrapbook consisting of newspaper articles and advertisements from World War II era companies and corporations in the United States.
Scrapbook 2014.31.3 Liberty Aviation Museum One scrapbook consisting of newspaper articles and advertisements from World War II era companies and corporations in the United States.
Seat, Aircraft 2015.64.1 Steiger Collection An original wicker material Ford Tri-Motor seat. It is brown in color and was restored to its original condition in 2013. On the back of the seat is a brass metal tag with the text, "Ypsilanti Furniture, Iona, MI." If you pull the seat upward, the seat and back recline backward.
Sham, Pillow 2014.63.14 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A United States Marine Corps pillow sham with Marine Corps Logo in the middle. Its primary colors are blue, red, yellow and white. It has a golden yellow decorative cord around the border of the sham. The embroidered text reads, "SEMPER FIDELIS, U.S. Marines."
Sham, Pillow 2014.63.57 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A pillow sham of an US Army veteran of World War II. This was a sweetheart pillow sham that was given to family members while in military service. They were very popular gifts to be given to wive, girlfriends, fiance's and family members. This particular sham was given during the early days of World War II. It was given by an US Army Corps of Engineers veteran who had been stationed at Red River Ordnance Depot in Texarkana, Texas. The Red River Depot was first opened in 1941 as an ammunition and equipment depot, but the name was changed to Texarkana Ordnance Depot in April 1943.
Shell, Sea 2013.001.5 Frawley-Keimer Collection One dark brown spotted sea shell from the Pacific Islands. Lenny Thom acquired this sea shell while he was stationed in the Pacific Theater on PT 109.
Shirt 2014.57.4 Bogue Collection A 1970s era US Army officer's shirt. The primary color is Army Shade Tan 446. There is a sewn tag inside that reads, "Shirt, Man's, CTN/PLY, Army Shade Tan 446, Durable Press, DSA100-77-C-0569, Sutton Shirt Corporation." The shirt size is 16x32. These shirt were manufactured for the Army, but many did not prefer them because of them being so lightweight. There is one pocket on the left side chest. The buttons have a pearlescent finish.
Shirt 2014.63.69 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One olive drab t-shirt used in military service. Unknown which branch of service. It is a size, medium (38-40), shirt. This shirt brand is Fruit of the Loom.
Shirt 2015.80.3 Wilkes Collection A USAAF personnel shirt, Size 15/33. It has long sleeves. It is Khaki and has an USAAF insignia on the upper left shoulder and below that is a Sergeant's insignia. There is an identical Sergeant's insignia on the right shoulder. There are two chest pockets with buttons for fastening the pocket's flap closure. The veteran who owned this shirt was Eugene Paul Sanders who wore and owned it during his years of service in WWII as a bombadier and Sergeant in the USAAF.
Shirt 2015.80.4 Wilkes Collection A USAAF personnel shirt. There is a size tag in the shirt with numeric text, "15/33" and other unreadable stamped text on the collar area. It has long sleeves. It is Khaki and has an USAAF insignia on the upper left shoulder and below that is a Sergeant's insignia. There is an identical Sergeant's insignia on the right shoulder. There are two chest pockets with buttons for fastening the pocket's flap closure. The veteran who owned this shirt was Eugene Paul Sanders who wore and owned it during his years of service in WWII as a bombadier and Sergeant in the USAAF.
Shirt 2015.80.5 Wilkes Collection A USAAF personnel shirt. There is a size tag in the shirt with numeric text, "15/33" and other stamped text on the collar area that reads, "S-7035." It has long sleeves. It is Khaki and has an USAAF insignia on the upper left shoulder and below that is a Sergeant's insignia. There is an identical Sergeant's insignia on the right shoulder. There are two chest pockets with buttons for fastening the pocket's flap closure. The veteran who owned this shirt was Eugene Paul Sanders who wore and owned it during his years of service in WWII as a bombadier and Sergeant in the USAAF.
Shirt 2015.80.6 Wilkes Collection A USAAF personnel shirt. There is a size tag in the shirt with numeric text, "15 1/2-33." It has long sleeves. It is Khaki in color. There are two chest pockets with buttons for fastening the pocket's flap closure. The veteran who owned this shirt was Eugene Paul Sanders who wore and owned it during his years of service in WWII as a bombadier and Sergeant in the USAAF.
Shirt 2015.80.7 Wilkes Collection A USAAF personnel shirt. There is a size stamped in the shirt at the collar area with numeric text, "15 - 33." It has long sleeves. It is OD green and has an USAAF insignia on the upper left shoulder and below that is a Sergeant's insignia. There is an identical Sergeant's insignia on the right shoulder. There are two chest pockets with buttons for fastening the pocket's flap closure. The veteran who owned this shirt was Eugene Paul Sanders who wore and owned it during his years of service in WWII as a bombadier and Sergeant in the USAAF.
Shirt 2015.80.8 Wilkes Collection A USAAF personnel shirt. It has long sleeves. It is OD green and has an USAAF insignia on the upper left shoulder and below that is a Sergeant's insignia. There is an identical Sergeant's insignia on the right shoulder. There is a cloth bombadier's insignia sewn to the upper left chest area. This cloth insignia is somewhat rare. There are two chest pockets with buttons for fastening the pocket's flap closure. The veteran who owned this shirt was Eugene Paul Sanders who wore and owned it during his years of service in WWII as a bombadier and Sergeant in the USAAF.
Shirt 2015.99.2 Tack Collection A WWII era US Army shirt, size 15-33. It is green and made of wool. It accompanies 2015.99.1 The veteran that possessed and used this shirt, Lloyd E. Tack, was an MP with the European Occupation Force following World War II during the "Marshall Plan" period of Europe.
Shirt 2014.15.107 Wargo Collection One WWII USAAF shirt. It is a light green. It is OD green, size 14 1/2-33. 20th Air Force insignia patch on left shoulder, accompanied by Staff Sergeant insignia below it on left shoulder. Right Shoulder: Staff Sergeant insignia. Shirt is missing two buttons. Two chest pockets, long sleeves. This uniform shirt was used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Shirt 2014.15.108 Wargo Collection One WWII USAAF shirt. It is khaki colored, size 14 1/2-32. The fabric looks and feels like a cotton blend shirt. Staff Sergeant insignia on left shoulder and Right Shoulder: Staff Sergeant insignia. Two chest pockets, long sleeves. This uniform shirt was used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Shirt 2015.104.31 Brown Collection A USMC, long sleeve, khaki dress shirt. Size: 15x32. Two chest pockets with flaps and buttons, six main chest buttons, buttoned cuffs with allowance for expansion of cuffs to be folded upward. All buttons are present on shirt. Two khaki rank insignias on left and right shoulders. Rank insignia are for Sergeant grade, three triangular, upward, stripes with two crossed rifles below them. Imprinted text (collar): "15X32, 8405-753-6064, D.L. Brown." This shirt was issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam, ca. late 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Shirt 2016.2.54 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's white service shirt. It is made of plain khaki authorized fabric, with short sleeves, two breast pockets with button flaps, and an open collar forming a V-neck. Collar points measure no longer than 3-1/4 inch with a medium spread. The shirt and trouser fabric must match, i.e. color, poly/cotton with poly/cotton or CNT material with CNT material. Source: http://www.public.navy.mil/ Imprinted alphanumeric text at collar/neck area, "J3688," stamped text indicates veteran identity, B.A. Jacobs. Cloth label imprinted text (neckline), "Ed White's, Pensacola, Florida." Other imprinted text at shirt tail, "100% Polyester; Item No. 76S7600 RN 18475 384, S Cut No. 3711 B I; ; Permapress, Machine Washable; Use No Bleach--Tumble Dry, Med. Little or No Cool Ironing Only." Other imprinted text, "Do Not Starch" (text on inner collar).
Shirt 2016.2.62 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's khaki service shirt. It is made of plain khaki authorized fabric, with short sleeves, two breast pockets with button flaps, and an open collar forming a V-neck. Collar points measure no longer than 3-1/4 inch with a medium spread. The shirt and trouser fabric must match, i.e. color, poly/cotton with poly/cotton or CNT material with CNT material. Source: http://www.public.navy.mil/ Imprinted alphanumeric text at collar/neck area, "J3688," stamped text indicates veteran identity, B.A. Jacobs. Cloth label imprinted text (neckline), "Ed White's, Pensacola, Florida." Other imprinted text at shirt tail, "100% Polyester; Item No. 76S7603SP RN 18475, S Cut No. 3711 B 10; Close Pocket Flap Before Washing; Permapress, Machine Washable; Use No Bleach--Tumble Dry, Med. Little or No Cool Ironing Only." There is a care instruction tag on the tail of the shirt. Other imprinted text, "Do Not Starch" (text on inner collar).
Shirt, Dress 2016.2.51 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's dress white shirt. It is a male officer's shirt. It is made of plain white authorized fabric, with long sleeves with plain buttons, convertible or French cuffs, with epaulets, and with a single left breast pocket without pocket flap. Collar points measure no more than 3-1/4 inches with a medium spread. Source: http://www.public.navy.mil/ It was tailored by Ed White's tailors in Pensacola, Florida. On the collar of the shirt is the deceased veteran's identification number, "J3688." His name was Brad A. Jacobs. Imprinted alphanumeric text on shirt, "Do Not Starch; 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton; Item No. 10J5400 RN 18475, 14, Cut No. F359 B 3; Permapress, Machine Washable; Use No Bleach--Tumble Dry Med. Little or No Cool Ironing Only."
Shirt, Dress 2016.2.57 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's dress white shirt. Size: 15x34. A plain white formal dress shirt with a turndown collar and a wide pleated soft front. Plain shirt studs and cuff links are required with dinner dress jacket uniforms (gold for officers/CPOs; black or silver for E6 and below). Source: http://www.public.navy.mil/ It was manufactured by Creighton textiles. There is a "care instructions" tag on the collar and maker's cloth tag with text, "Creighton (R), Made In U.S.A., 65% Polyester - 35% Cotton."
Shirt, Military 2016.14.2 Goldenbogen Collection A World War II, olive green, US Army shirt; Size: 14-32, two Staff Sergeant insignia on left and right shoulder. Two pockets on chest, All buttons on chest, pockets and cuffs present. Inner protective flap that buttons to two inner buttons. This shirt was the possession of Paul R. Goldenbogen who served in the US 8th Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Shoe 2016.2.39 A-B Jacobs Collection One pair of U.S. Navy dress white shoes. They are an off-white with a white sole and heel. They have white nylon shoelaces. The bottom of the sole has stamped text, "Weron, Made in U.S.A." The inside of the shoe on the cushion pad, in barely visible text, is imprinted text, "Bates Floataways." On the inside of the shoe as well, is stamped text, "Jacobs, B. A." These shoes were the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Shorts, Athletic 2014.15.109 Wargo Collection One pair, ca. 1930-40s, Lowe & Campbell physical training shorts. They are blue with yellow stripes down the side of the shorts on the left and right sides. There is a blue draw-string on the waistline for cinching the shorts securely to the waist. This shorts were the possession of and used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II. These shorts were donated to the museum as a part of his WWII military collection.
Shovel 2014.63.59 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection (A) This folding-head shovel had its named replaced in 1943 to Intrenching Tool. It was an applicable change because as a tool it had three practical modes of use. It was a small shovel with a plain straight shaft with a screw collar that could sustain the shovel in one of three positions: closed (folded), ninety degrees (a pick) and straight (as a shovel). One edge was reported as being sharpened for use as an ax or even a weapon. There is stamped text on the shovel head that reads, "US, Wood, 1945." The design is from German origins. (B) The cover is made of canvas and is OD green with the text, "U.S." on the front. On the inside of the flap is stamped text that reads, "Kenwood Mfg. Co., 1944."
Sign, Advertising 2014.45.1 Parker Collection A double-sided porcelain advertising sign for a SOHIO Service Station. This sign was used by Earl and Joe Parker on Parker's Garage in Put-In-Bay, Ohio.
Sign, Advertising 2015.38.1 Carmellini Collection A Sepia-toned reproduction photo advertisement sign showing a Ford Tri-motor (Trimotor) airplane that is parked on a snow-covered runway (probably at Ford Airport in Dearborn). Identification numbers on the tail show NC-428H. There is painted text on the side of the plane, near the tail that reads, "Stout Air Lines, Detroit - Cleveland - Chicago." Houses and trees can be seen in the far background. Its size is 19" x 26".
Sign, Advertising 2015.38.2 Carmellini Collection A Sepia-toned photo advertisement sign showing two buses sitting in front of Stout Airlines passenger terminal. On the front of the bus in the top sign it reads, "special." On the side of the bus on the left it reads, "Detroit-Cleveland-Chicago 11" (probable bus number). The bus on the right reads the same on the top sign and the alphanumeric text on the side reads, "Detroit-Cleveland-Chicago 10" (probable bus number). There is an advertisement message strip on the bottom of the sign that reads, " Stout Airlines, Comfortable-Swift-Clean-Convenient Transportation-superior to anything else you've ever enjoyed." Its size is 17.5" x 26".
Sign, Informational 2015.41.1 Snelly Collection A professional display sign that records all of the past winners of the Thompson Trophy Race of the Cleveland National Air Races during the 1930s and 1940s. It is a multi-colored sign and list all of the winners names and an image of the aircraft that they flew to victory.
Silhouette 2014.33.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Six (6) silhouettes, various warbirds, 1/8" sheet metal, matt black finish.
Simulator, Flight 2015.97.1 Kline Collection One CA. 1970s ATC corporation flight simulator. Model Number: ATC-610, analog instrumentation, includes foot pedal, instruction books, cassette tapes, air charts, papers.
Slide Rule, Navigational 2013.14.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) Jeppesen slide graphic computer, Model CSG-6P.
Sling, Canister 2014.63.62 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A sling for carrying a M9 canister for a M25A1 Tank Gas Mask. It is made of canvas and is OD green. This type of sling was used during the Vietnam War and post-war years as well.
Sling, Canister 2014.63.63 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A sling for carrying a M9 canister for a M25A1 Tank Gas Mask. It is made of canvas and is OD green. This type of sling was used during the Vietnam War and post-war years as well.
Sling, Universal 2014.63.71 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A universal load sling that was used to carry ammunition, crew served weapons and other general load carrying purposes. The strap has a snap hook at one end and its length can be adjusted. Slings can be used in pairs depending on the weight of the load. The alpha-numeric text on the sling reads, "US, Sling, Universal; Individual Load Carrying, DSA 100-1709, 8465-753-3257." On another end of the sling is a pyramid shaped symbol with a "1" inside of it. It was primarily used during the Vietnam War era. On the rectangular slide loops there is text that reads, "Lite Ind." The main buckle has set of numbers that read, "5340 806 1250."
Snapshot 2013.30.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Two (2) framed photographs. One of Charles Lindbergh standing in front of the Spirit of St. Louis, one of an unidentified man and woman standing in front of a Beechcraft plane.
Snapshot 2014.22.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Four (4) snapshots of Harold Hauck, Sr.; one (1) 1952 Island Air Service Schedule
Sock 2016.2.40 A-B Jacobs Collection One pair (2) of U.S. Navy dress white socks. The socks are white with green stitching at the toes. On the foot area of the socks are stamped text, "Jacobs, B. A." These socks were the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Sock 2016.2.41 A-B Jacobs Collection One pair (2) of U.S. Navy dress white socks. The socks are white with green stitching at the toes. On the foot area of the socks are stamped text, "Jacobs, B. A." These socks were the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Sock, Knee 2014.15.116 Wargo Collection One khaki dress sock. Thin/lightweight material. Imprinted text: "N2254". This is one sock from a pair, the other sock is missing. This sock was issued to and used by US Army and US Army Air Forces during World War II. It was the possession of and used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Sock, Knee 2014.15.117 Wargo Collection One khaki wool sock. heavy/thick material. Imprinted text: "(?) 54". This is one sock from a pair, the other sock is missing. This sock was issued to and used by US Army and US Army Air Forces during World War II. It was the possession of and used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Souvenir 2014.6.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Various memorabilia from the Korean War era, as follows: 1. Ten (10) 78-rpm records purchased in Japan during the American Occupation after WWII. 2. One (1) VCR tape, Why We Fight: World War II Classic, by Frank Capra, 1994. 3. One (1) VCR tape, D-Day Invasion, Burbank Combat Classic Series, 1990. 4. One (1) hardback book, Beyond the Wild Blue: A History Of the U.S. Air Force, 1947-1997, by Walter J. Boyne; St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010, 1st Edition, May, 1997. 5. One (1) hardback book, Air War Over Korea, by Robert Jackson; Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1973. 6. One (1) hardback book, "There I was …" 25 Years, by Bob Stevens; The Village Press, P.O. Box 1037, Bonsall, CA 92003, 1st Edition, 1968. 7. One (1) paperback book, Babysan: A Private Look At the Japanese Occupation, by Bill Hume and John Annarino; Kasuga Boeki K.K., Tokyo, Japan, 1953. 8. One (1) paperback book, When We Get Back Home, by Bill Hume and John Annarino; Kyoya Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 1953. 9. Several newsletters and newspapers from various USAF units/bases active during the Korean War.
Spit 2014.15.37 A-I Wargo Collection One spit assembly, Part No. SGA-43-27. This set consists of a spit handle, 3 spit extensions, 1 spit point and 2 metal clips that held the extensions and point in place as one unit for storage in the packaging. It works by screwing the threaded ends together to form a cooking spit to roast meat, birds or fish over an open fire. Additionally, by using the spit handle and spit point it could be used as a short weapon or digging tool. The spit parts could and can be used with a Gaff Hook Assembly for various uses. It was manufactured by The American Display Co. of Dayton, Ohio. A- Metal Spit B- Cardboard Packaging
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.1 Baker Collection A 1936 single, 6 cent, U.S. postage stamp with spread wings and a shield/badge in the middle that reads, "U.S. Air Mail." It is orange and is Scott #19. It is a canceled stamp and is still on a partial section of the envelope of where it was mailed on August 6, 1936 @ 12:30 PM in Oakland, California.
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.2 Baker Collection A 1948 single, 5 cent, U.S. postage stamp with a large aircraft in flight image at its center. It is red and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "Air Mail, 5, United States of America." It is a canceled stamp and is still on a partial section of the envelope of where it was mailed on March 20, 1948 @ 11:00 PM in Charleston, W.VA.
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.3 Baker Collection A 1949 single, 6 cent, U.S. postage stamp with a large aircraft in flight image at its center. It is red and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "Air Mail, 6 Cents, United States of America." It is a canceled stamp and is still on a partial section of the envelope of where it was mailed on March 2, 1949 @ 5:30 PM in Los Angeles, California.
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.4 Baker Collection A 1941 single, 30 cent, U.S. postage stamp with a large aircraft in flight (at its center). It is blue and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "Air Mail, 30 Cents, United States of America." It is a canceled stamp.
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.5 Baker Collection A single, 5 cent, U.S. postage stamp with a large aircraft in flight (at its center). It is red and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "Air Mail, 5 Cents, U.S. Postage." It is an uncirculated stamp, but is glued to a paper backing.
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.6 Baker Collection A 1958 uncirculated block of four, 7 cent, U.S. Air Mail stamps, Scott # C52 with block # 26385 with a silhouette of an aircraft. It is blue and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "US, Air Mail, 7 Cents."
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.7 Baker Collection A 1958 uncirculated block of four, 7 cent, U.S. Air Mail stamps, block # 26900, with a silhouette of an aircraft. It is red and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "US, Air Mail, 7 Cents."
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.8 Baker Collection A 1954 uncirculated block of four, 4 cent, U.S. Air Mail stamps, Scott # C48 with an image of an eagle in flight with a cloud in the background. It is blue and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "Air Mail, 4 Cents, U.S. Postage."
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.9 Baker Collection A 1959 uncirculated block of four, 7 cent, U.S. Air Mail stamps, Scott # C55, block 26432, commemorating that statehood of Hawaii. The image on the stamps is of a royal Hawaiian(?) and the image of the islands in the Hawaiian chain. There is also a star in the upper right corner. The stamps are rose colored and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "Hawaiian Statehood--1959, Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe, Hawaii, U.S. Air Mail, 7 cents."
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.10 Baker Collection A 1947 uncirculated block of four, 15 cent, U.S. Air Mail stamps, Scott # C35, block 24584, displaying the New York City skyline with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground and an airplane flying over New York Harbor and a boat afloat below. The stamps are green and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "Air Mail, 15 cents, United States Postage."
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.11 Baker Collection A 1961 uncirculated block of four, 13 cent, U.S. Air Mail stamps, Scott # C62, block 26970, with Liberty Bell. The stamps are black/red and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "US Air Mail, 13 cents, Let Freedom Ring."
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.12 Baker Collection A 1949 uncirculated block of four, 6 cent, U.S. Air Mail stamps, block 24042, with a DC-4 Sky Master in the middle of stamp. The stamps are rose tint and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "Air Mail, 6 cents, U.S. Postage."
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.13 Baker Collection A 1959 uncirculated block of four, 15 cent, U.S. Air Mail stamps, Scott # C58, block 26486, with the Statue of Liberty . The stamps are black and orange and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "US Air Mail, 15 cents, Liberty For All."
Stamp, Postage 2015.47.14 Baker Collection An uncirculated block of four, 6 cent, U.S. Air Mail stamps, block 25763, with jets and what appears to be a B-52(?). The stamps are blue and white and the alpha-numeric text on the stamp is, "Fiftieth Anniversary * United States Air Force, U.S. Air Mail Postage, 6 cents."
Stamp, Postage 2016.3.1 Chaplin Collection A first day of issue postage stamp commemorating the "Discharge Emblem" that was issued to military service men and women at the end of World War II for serving their country honorably during a time of war. It was first issued on 9 May 1946. It is a purple, 3 cent, postage stamp with the "Discharge Emblem" on it, which is an eagle with outstretched wings on a round crest, and was adhered to an envelope with artwork to the left of it (see pics). The envelope has a cancellation stamp on it and the lower section of the stamp. Imprinted text of cancellation: "Washington D.C. May 9, 1946, 9:00 AM, First Day of Issue." The artwork displays a group of 6 military service people in uniform: 3 men, 3 women; then below it displays them as having made the transition from military life to civilian life, as they are dressed in work clothes, suit/tie, farm/industrial, blouses/skirts and etc. The text in the middle of the artwork reads, "In Commemoration of the Discharge Emblem Awarded Those Who Served Their Country Honorably During World War II." Lower Left Text: "First Day of Issue."
Stand, Engine 2015.005.2 Ohio History Connection Collection One Engine, Display. It is a Szekely SR-3-0 engine on a display mount. Engine manufactured by Szekely Aircraft and Engine Company located in Holland, Michigan in 1931.
Stein 2015.87.1 Rhodes Collection One Avon beer stein. It was "handcrafted in Brazil, exclusively for Avon Products, Inc." in 1981. It is stein/mug # 256351. The company that manufactured these steins was Ceramarte. The stein appears to chronicle the history of aviation from 1783 to 1940. It models a balloon and planes from the Montgolfier Bros. hot air balloon flight in 1783, Wright Bros. flight in 1903, Bleriot Aircraft in 1909, Ford Tri-Motor in 1927, Waco Bi-Plane in 1930, Sikorsky Seaplane in 1931 to the Piper Cub J-3 in 1941. The lid of the stein resembles an airplane engine. The lid may be made of pewter? On the bottom of the stein it reads, "Avon, Handcrafted in Brazil exclusively for Avon Products, Inc., 1981; 256351, [paper label] Made (Ceramarte) in Brazil."
Stud, Clothing 2014.15.44 Wargo Collection One "Ruptured Duck" clothing stud. It is golden colored. It has a bird with wings fully stretched on the front of the pin. The purpose of this pin was to permit Honorably Discharged military personnel to wear their uniform for a period of time after they left military service due to their inability to afford civilian clothing, while at the same time to identify themselves as no longer active duty personnel. The pin version of the patch was intended to permit civilian dressed, Honorable Discharged personnel to identify their former military status easily when applying for work or veteran's benefits. There is a patch and pin version. They were also intended to replace and supersede all previous Honorable Discharge devices.
Stud, Clothing 2014.15.58 Wargo Collection An Air Medal clothing stud. It has a small metal piece that is made to like an Air Medal ribbon and it is attached to a round disc that would be inserted into a cuff or button hole on a shirt, coat or the like. It is a golden color metal. An Air Medal and ribbon was awarded for meritorious achievement while serving in the US military, particularly the Army Air Forces, ca. WWII. The Air Medal was established by Executive Order 9158 and signed into effect by Franklin D. Roosevelt, May 11, 1942. The Air Medal was awarded retroactively to September 8, 1939. The criteria for award was to anyone who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguishes himself or herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. The veteran who was awarded and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII.
Stud, Shirt 2014.15.41 Wargo Collection One shirt stud. Design is a five pointed star with round shield in middle with US on it, surrounded by laurel leaves. The stud may be made of sterling silver, uncertain.
Suit, Bathing 2015.003.1 A-B Fehrmann Collection (A) One pair of US Navy swim trunks, ca. 1940. These swimming trunks were used by Reubin Fehrmann during his basic training in the US Navy in 1940. The principal color is tan/flesh color. On the left side there is a "United States Navy" insignia with the US Navy logo in the center. The principal colors of the insignia are white, gold, red, white and blue. There is an insignia below that of a flying fish. The chief colors of this insignia are green and white with a gold embroidered border. There is a buttoned pocket on the right. The inner section of the trunks have a silk lining at the crotch of the trunks. There is a white cotton draw string for securing and tightening around the waist. The maker's mark tag reads, "The Beach of the Stars, Malibu, Styled in Hollywood by Catalina Knitting Mills." There is a size tag with alpha-numeric text, "32, Weight: 130/145 LBS." They were well made trunks with high quality material and excellent stitching. (B) An olive drab cloth bag with a draw string that is original to the swim trunks. It is the bag that held and stored the trunks. The draw string is dark brown .
Suit, Flight 2013.5.1.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) light brown nylon flight suit "K-2", size 44-46 Long.
Suit, Flight 2013.5.1.2 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) light olive green nylon flight suit.
Suit, Flight 2013.5.1.3 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) dark green cotton flight suit.
Suit, Pressure 2014.61.1 Deal Collection A mid 1950s US Navy Z 2 flight suit which incorporates the anti-g garment. It has a zippered pocket on the left chest and zippered pockets on the lower legs. The pressure hose is attached ad the middle left side of the suit. The suit has a zipper on the chest to for robing and disrobing and there zippers on the legs to assist for proper fitting.
Suitcase 2014.2.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) two-piece set luggage, vintage 1940s, cowhide leather. Tripak by Schell.
Sword 2014.63.8 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection A Moroccan Short Sword. This sword belonged to a young French Moroccan Mohammedan who passes it on to an American Soldier while on leave in Paris during World War II. It has a bone handle with silver decorative button type screws that keep the blade attached to the handle. The blade appears to be Damascus steel due to the wavy flowing pattern in the middle of the blade. It is set in a sheath made of leather and is adorned with silver plating and decorative threads. The back of the sheath appears to be velvet or something like it. The velvet like material was apparently red at some point in the past. The blade of the short sword has a "fuller" running down its center. Its origin is likely to be somewhere from North Africa to the Middle-East (see file). Item A is the short sword and Item B is the sheath.
Table, Dropleaf 2014.19.13 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) mahogany drop-leaf table from PT-717.
Tablecloth 2013.002.2 Fehrmann Collection One USS Enterprise CV-6 Captain's tablecloth that was used on the Gig (the carrier's long light boat). It is white and has a blue border of four straight lines. On the reverse side is text that reads, "ENT GIG" that indicates is was used on the Enterprise's Gig.
Tack, Tie 2015.52.1 David Collection One pewter tie tack of a Ford Tri-Motor, aka, Tin Goose, airplane. On the back of the pin is the text, "Ford." There is also an attaching pin with a chain and an anchor for placing inside of a button hole on a shirt to restricting the tie from moving side-to-side. The tie tack is in black plastic case with a paper backing for display and storage.
Tack, Tie 2015.104.1 Brown Collection A golden colored tie tack w/ US Marine Corps symbol/logo on an oval plate. Oval is flanked by two serrated rectangular bars. It has a spring loaded attachment clip. Imprinted text: USMC-754 [makers mark logo: eagle with wings and legs that resemble a star shape].
Tack, Tie 2015.104.38 Brown Collection A golden colored tie tack w/ US Marine Corps symbol/logo on an oval plate. Oval is flanked by two serrated rectangular bars. It has a spring loaded attachment clip. Stamped numeric text: "551"
Tag, Dog 2014.63.17 A-C Michigan Military History Museum Collection (A-B) A set of early World War II dog tags. These were the identification tags of a US Army veteran that was stationed in Hawaii prior to and during World War II. Information indicates the probability of him being stationed at Pearl Harbor, late 1940. The stamped information on the dog tags read, "Lynn R Emerson, 16012868, T41, 42 A, Mary Emerson, Rt. 1, Herron, Mich., P." There is a set of two tags on a chain with locking clasp. (C) A key that is attached to the chain. It appears to be the type of key that went to a box of some sort, the text on the key reads, "CHEST, NY" which may indicate that it was a key to a locking cash box.
Tag, Dog 2015.27.18 Fulkert Collection One military dog tag belonging to Sgt. James R. Fulkert from Port Clinton, Ohio who served in World War II. The dog tag reads, "James R. Fulkert, 35546598, T 43 A, Helen Fulkert, 115 W. Fifth St., Port Clinton, Ohio, P". See file for more info. It is attached to two chains. One of the chains has a key on it that reads, "FRAIM, 2778". The Fraim Company was famous for locks and this key is very similar to what was used for padlocks. It is quite plausible that this key could have went to a lock that was used on footlocker that this veteran used during WWII. See File for More Info. on Veteran
Tag, Dog 2015.57.1 Fox Collection One USAF military identification tag of Clayton E. Fox. The tag reads, "Fox, Clayton E Jr, AF 15447416, T51, B, P." He served during the Korean War era and was a B50 Propeller Specialist. Information on the dog tag indicates: (T51) he received his Tetanus shot in 1951, (B) blood type B, (P) meant that his religious preference was Protestant.
Tag, Dog 2015.69.6 Zeno-Moore Collection One USAF military identification tag with chain of Charles S. Moore. The tag reads, "Charles S Moore, 35067382, T43 -44, O, Ila L Moore, 533 Sheldon Ave. Columbus, Ohio, P." He served during World War II and was an Airplane Mechanic and Gunner on a B24 with the rank of Technical Sergeant. Information on the dog tag indicates: (T43) he received his Tetanus shot in 1943, (O) blood type O, (P) meant that his religious preference was Protestant and the name is of his mother who lived in Columbus, Ohio and was listed because of being next of kin to for contact purposes.
Tag, Dog 2015.004.1 Rickert Collection One USAF military identification tag (with chain) of Harvey A. Rickert. The tag reads, "Rickert, Harvey A., 02087478, T43 -44, O, P." He served during World War II and was a Flight Trainer with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Information on the dog tag indicates: (T43) he received his Tetanus shot in 1943, (O) blood type O, (P) meant that his religious preference was Protestant.
Tag, Dog 2014.15.68 A-B Wargo Collection A set of metal military identification tags, aka, dog tags. The are on a small length of ball chain. The veteran who owned and used this insignia was Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Force of the USAAF in WWII. The stamped alphanumeric text reads, "Newman, Robert W., 33682254 [serial number], T43-44 [tetanus shot, 1943-44], A [blood type], P [Protestant].
Tag, Dog 2014.21.17 Mullens Collection One military identification tag, aka, dog tag. It is metal and has a notch on one end, stamped alpha-numeric characters on metal tag, see picture. This dog tag was the property and identification of Bernard "Bernie" Coburn who served in the US Army during World War II.
Tag, Dog 2015.104.12 A-B Brown Collection A set of Vietnam War era USMC military identification tags, aka, dog tags. They are oval shaped with folded metal borders and a hole in one end for securing to a ball chain which would be worn around the neck. The stamped inscription on the tags reads, "Brown D.L. [name], 2263670 [serial number], B [blood type], USMC [military branch], M [gas mask size, medium], Presbyterian [religious preference]. These tags were issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam late ca. 1960s as an aerial door gunner on helicopters in the US Marine Corps and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Tag, Dog 2016.30.6 Knipp Collection One round, WWI era, US Army military identification tag, aka, dog tag on a metal ring. Metal, round, imprinted text, "Joseph G. Willis, U.S.A. 1st Lt., 324 M.G. Bn." This was the property of and was used by Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Tag, Identification 2014.21.18 Mullens Collection One identification tag, aka, dawg tag. The "Dawg" tag is a piece of sports memorabilia that was and is used by faithful fans of the Cleveland Browns. It is an oval shaped metal tag with alpha-numeric text, "Cleveland Browns TM, Registered Dawg Fan, 41637." These tags were issued and first used by Browns' fans in the 1980s.This metal tag was the property of Bernard "Bernie" Coburn who formerly lived in Cleveland, Ohio before and after World War II, in which he served in the US Army.
Tank, Military 2011.5.1 Liberty Aviation Museum A 3/4 size replica of a WWII era, German Tiger Tank 1. It was not an actual Tiger battle tank, but a smaller real tank fashioned to like a Tiger 1 battle tank.
Telephone, Military Field 2014.63.7 Michigan Military History Museum Collection A Russian field telephone used by the Russian military. It is a T-57 field phone. It was also used diverse militaries on the European continent, such as Estonia, Finland, Poland, Hungary and etc. It has a phone handset, but also has a telegraph function. It has a hand crank on the side that worked in conjunction with the telegraph feature. It is dark brown and appears and feels to be made of Bakelite. One of the batteries of this unit was made in Iran.
Telephone, Rotary Dial 2015.74.1 Majoras Collection A desk stand telephone, aka, candlestick telephone. It is a Western-Electric rotary dial telephone and likely the 151 series desk stand phone. It is black with a brown fabric bottom base. The cord is wrapped in a brown fabric and has six terminal leads at the end. The color of the wires appear to be grey, green, red and black. The dial face has a white background with black lettering and red numerals. They 151 series were produced from 1931-1941 with interchangeable capabilities of the transmitter and receivers. The receiver assembly resembles the 706 model and the transmitter appears to be the 635A "Bulldog" housing. Western Electric engineers designed the 635A transmitter housing, dubbed the “Bulldog” because of its snub-nosed appearance, and the 706 receiver assembly, which it is shaped like the original 143 and 144 receiver assemblies.
Telephone, Wall 2013.36.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) vintage wall telephone, rotary dial, black.
Tester, Thickness 2015.19.1 Wright Collection A magne-gage tester based upon the magnetic attraction between a small selected permanent magnet and the substrate or coating of material being tested. Essentially, the Magne-gage is a sensitive spring balance, indicating on its graduated degree dial the force required to detach its permanent magnet from the surface of what is being tested. This unit was used in the United States Air Force. There appears to be an USAF identification number on it that reads, "USAF 458881." On one end, there is an engraving that reads, "38-15608." The degree dial has text as well that reads, "Aminco Brenner Magne-Gage, Reg. US Pat. Office, American Instrument Co. Silver Spring, Maryland." There is also a Serial No. on a tag that is imprinted, "P-2639."
Tie, Bow 2016.2.38 Jacobs Collection One black bowtie with metal clips. It is adjustable for neck size. This bowtie was used in conjunction with a U.S. Navy dress uniform. This bowtie was the possession of Lieut. Brad A Jacobs, a pilot in the U.S. Navy, circa 1980s.
Toolbox NAA(MA)2015.3.1-31 Boncek Collection One Craftsman Mechanics 10 drawer tool chest (upper section). One Craftsman Mechanics 10 drawer tool chest (rolling lower section) One Black& Decker folding workbench. One Clutch Alignment Tool Kit One Valve Removal Tool Kit One Craftsman Hand Impact Tool Kit One Light Bulb Pliers Kit One Gumout Carburetor Cleaning Kit One Oil Filter Pliers One 12v Trouble Light One Trouble Light One Antique Caster/Camber Wheel Alignment Tool 13 Antiquated Open End Wrenches One 7/8" Snap-On Aircraft Socket One 1 1/8-1 5/16 Box Wrench Miscellaneous Engine Tune-Up Parts Three Coils One Starter Solenoid These toolboxes and workbench were donated by Joseph M. Boncek, Jr. of North Olmstead, Ohio for use at the museum by its mechanics and maintenance staff.
Top, Tank 2014.15.112 Wargo Collection One OD Green colored tank top, size 34. Imprinted/stamped text: [inside on collar] "34, N2254". This shirt is basically new-old stock. This shirt was issued to and used by US Army and US Army Air Forces while stationed in the Pacific during World War II. It was the possession of and used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Top, Tank 2014.15.113 Wargo Collection One OD Green colored tank top, size 34. Imprinted/stamped text: [inside on collar] "34, N". This shirt has been worn. This shirt was issued to and used by US Army and US Army Air Forces while stationed in the Pacific during World War II. It was the possession of and used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Top, Tank 2014.15.114 Wargo Collection One khaki green colored tank top, size 36. Imprinted/stamped text: [inside on collar] "36". This shirt is new-old stock. This shirt was issued to and used by US Army and US Army Air Forces while stationed in the Pacific during World War II. It was the possession of and used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Top, Tank 2014.15.115 Wargo Collection One khaki green colored tank top, size 36. Imprinted/stamped text: [inside on collar] "36". This shirt is new-old stock. This shirt was issued to and used by US Army and US Army Air Forces while stationed in the Pacific during World War II. It was the possession of and used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Toy 2014.52.1 Zeager Collection A toy World War II military vehicle set with soldiers and barricades. There are three different types of tanks and a US Army jeep. The set contains 46 six action figures. The military vehicle toys are friction powered. The set was made by the company, ARTFORM in Hong Kong. It is Item No. 4619.
Toy, Educational 2016.10.7 Society of Air Racing Historians One GeeBee model toy airplane. The chief colors of this airplane are yellow, black and red. It is a replica of the airplane that won the 1931 Thompson Trophy Race at the Cleveland National Air Races. It was built by the small airplane company, Granville Brothers Aircraft Co. of Springfield, Massachusetts It was a radical new design and was the work of engineer, Robert Hall. The aircraft design was given the nickname, "Gee Bee." The powerplant was a Pratt and Whitney, “Wasp" engine. The pilot who won the race was an airline pilot, named, Lowell Bayles from Mason, Illinois.
Transmitter, Radio 2014.41.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) radio transmitter tuning unit, TU-6-B, frequency rand 3000-4500 KC, Serial # 31213, General Electric Company, USA.
Trousers 2014.57.3 Bogue Collection A World War II, Class A, M-1940, US Army officer's trousers (pinks). The primary color is taupe. There is a numbered I.D. tag inside that reads, "599." There is also a series of stamped letters and numbers on the inside of the pants that read, " Z67869, 13369, 15324, 16121, 18722 and 4-SK(?). There is also handwritten text that reads, "W.B. Skipworth, 1055-3." It has two front pockets and two rear pockets with button flaps and the buttons are still intact on the pants. The pants fasten by two small vertical buttons on the front and the buttons are still intact, accompanied by a metal zipper.
Trousers, Bell-Bottom 2015.94.6 Weber Collection A WWII US Navy, white, enlisted servicemen's bell-bottom trousers. The veteran who owned these trousers had a 1st Class, Storekeeper's rating. The veteran who owned and wore these trousers, L.W. Meschke, was a Navy Seabee. The Seabees title was a moniker for "C.B.," Construction Battalion. These were individuals who were skilled tradesmen, i.e. carpenters, masons, electricians, project planners, heavy-equipment operators, construction mechanics, plumbers, truck drivers, steelworker, linemen, etc.
Trousers, Field 2016.14.3 Goldenbogen Collection A WWII era US Army pair of trousers, waist size:32, inseam: 31. They are olive drab green and made of wool. They have three front pockets. Two regular pockets on waistline and one coin pocket on the right front waistline. Two regular rear pockets. The front enclosure (zipper area) of the pants are secured by buttons. Cloth tag with imprinted text: "Trousers, Field, Wool, Serge; 18 oz. Special; 32x31; Stock No. (??????????); O'Bryan Brothers Co.; Purchase Order No. (??????????); Dated: 2 December 1944; Q.M.C. (????) Spec.; (????????) No. 3534; Dated: 12 April 1944; (?????) Q.M. Depot." Some imprinted is unreadable due to fading and significant wear on tag. This trousers were the possession of Paul R. Goldenbogen who served in the US 8th Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Trousers, Flight 2014.63.68 Michigan Military History Museum Collection World War II USAAF Type B-1 sheepskin wool lined, leather bomber flight pants with suspenders. US Army Air Force (large) logo on front, top section They are all leather with webbing/canvas suspenders and metal buckles. There is a leather loop/handle for hanging storage. There are two large leather pockets on front legs. Zipper on front for dressing and undressing and zipper on legs to fit over boots. Spec. tag reads: Type B-1, Spec. No. 94-3085-A, Size- Large, Order No. (535) 43-13607-AF, Western Lea. Clo. Co., Property, Air Force, U.S. Army."
Trousers, Military 2014.61.3 Curtiss Collection A pair of mid 1950s US Army Class A Trousers.They have two front and rear pockets. On the inside section of the trousers is a care instructions tag (see pictures). There is manufacturer's tag that reads, "DSCP by Tennessee Apparel Corp." (see pictures).
Trousers, Military 2015.80.9 Wilkes Collection A USAAF pair of trousers. They are OD green. They have two front pockets and two rear pockets. Inside of the trousers is a size tag that reads, "W33, L31." Translated: [W33] Waist, Size 33, [L31] In-Seam, 31 in. There is also handwritten text that reads, "Sanders, 29033" and in red ink, "678-4," accompanied by stamped text, "2802S, 19E19242." The veteran who owned these trousers was Eugene Paul Sanders who wore and owned them during his years of service in WWII as a bombadier and Sergeant in the USAAF.
Trousers, Military 2015.80.10 Wilkes Collection A World War II USAAF pair of trousers. The crotch area have buttons rather than a zipper. They are OD green. They have two front pockets and two rear pockets. There is a coin pocket above the right front pocket on the waistband. Inside of the trousers is stamped text that reads, "Waist 33, Inseam 31." There is also handwritten text that reads, "Sanders, EP 7035" and stamped text, "SAN 7035," accompanied by other stamped text, "S 5229." The veteran who owned these trousers was Eugene Paul Sanders who wore and owned them during his years of service in WWII as a bombadier and Sergeant in the USAAF.
Trousers, Military 2015.99.3 Tack Collection A WWII era US Army pair of trousers, waist size:31, inseam: 33. They are green and made of wool. It has three front pockets. Two regular pockets on waistline and one coin pocket on the right front waistline. Two regular rear pockets. The front enclosure (zipper area) of the pants are secured by buttons. It accompanies 2015.99.1-2. The veteran that possessed and used these trousers, Lloyd E. Tack, was an MP with the European Occupation Force following World War II during the "Marshall Plan" period of Europe.
Trousers, Military 2015.106.12 VanWey Collection A pair of OD green trousers that were used by a veteran of the USAAF during World War II. Size: Waist-30, Inseam-31. Three button fly closure. Button for waist. All buttons present on pants. Two front pockets, two rear pockets, one coin pocket on (front) right side of waist. These trousers belonged to Sergeant Albert A. VanWey who served in the USAAF, Eighth Air Force, 570th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, stationed at Parham Field 153 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He was an Aerial Gunner and Radio Operator on B-17s during World War II in the European Theater.
Trousers, Military 2016.9.6 Wieber Collection One pair, US Air Force blue dress trousers. Size: 39x36 (long). Two front and back pockets. A slip-in style fastener for buttoning the trousers together and a metal zipper. Imprinted text on paper tag inside of trousers, "Trousers, Man's Polyester/Wool, Tropical, AF Blue; 1549, Type I, Class 5; 40% Wool, 60% Polyester; DSA 100-68C-2552; Statham Garment Corp.; Long, 39X36; 6405-681-5820."
Trousers, Military 2016.2.50 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's dress blue ceremonial trousers. They are made of plain, authorized blue fabric with fore and aft creases, belt loops, zippered fly front closure, and two side and back pockets. They are straight legged. The fabric of the trousers matches the uniform tunic as per navy uniform requirements (i.e., Service Dress Blue trousers must match the Service Dress Blue coat). Imprinted text on inner band, "Dry Clean Only."
Trousers, Military 2016.2.53 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's dress white ceremonial trousers. Trousers are made of plain, authorized white, light, fabric with fore and aft creases, belt loops, zippered fly front closure, and two side and back pockets. They are straight legged. The fabric of trousers matches the uniform tunic (2016.2.52) and shirt (2016.2.54). There are care instructions Imprinted alphanumeric text at waistline, "J3688," stamped text indicates veteran identity, B.A. Jacobs. Cloth label imprinted text (waistline), "Ed White's, Pensacola, Florida."
Trousers, Military 2016.2.56 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's dress blue mess/dinner trousers. They are made high waisted with two front pockets, and fore and aft creases of same fabric as blue dinner dress jacket with no belt loops. Source: http://www.public.navy.mil/ The inner waistband has imprinted text, "Patriot," indicating its brand and maker. It matches the dinner waist jacket. Other imprinted text on paper tag on inside of pants reads, "This garment is warranted to meet or exceed the requirements established by the U.S. Navy certification program and was produced under certificate no. 301-590-59 from basic material components warranted by the manufacturer to have been produced in accordance with sample under current certificate. Dry Clean Only."
Trousers, Military 2016.2.59 Jacobs Collection One pair WWII era US Navy officer's service trousers made of authorized navy khaki wool fabric with five outside pockets, one on each hip, one coin pocket on right hip and two on rear, and one plastic button on front with metal zipper. There are 6 buttons on the inner waistline. There is a cloth label on the inner right chest area with text, "Made to Measure Expressly, For: P.P. Rectenwald, Date: (?), Order No. (?)." Other imprinted text on inner right pocket, "YMC 6, OTC 5, ETC 6."
Trousers, Military 2016.2.63 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's khaki service trousers. Trousers are made of plain, authorized khaki, light, fabric with fore and aft creases, belt loops, zippered fly front closure, and two side and back pockets. They are straight legged. The fabric of trousers matches the uniform shirt (2016.2.62). There are care instructions Imprinted alphanumeric text on care instruction tag, "J3688," stamped text indicates veteran identity, B.A. Jacobs. Cloth label imprinted text (waistline), "Ed White's, Pensacola, Florida."
Trousers, Military 2016.12.6 Khoury Collection One US Army green pair of trousers. They fasten by a plastic button at the waist and have a traditional metal zipper. There is handwritten and stamped alpha-numeric text on the right front inner pocket, "K6184 (crossed-out); AB, 1782, 5634; 3282 CITY-YO, 7 pcs. (stapled cloth tag); 2F 33383; OT 24348 (stamped text)."
Trousers, Military 2016.12.7 Khoury Collection One US Army Air Forces dark khaki pair of trousers. They fasten by a metal slide fastener at the waist and have a traditional metal zipper. There is handwritten and stamped alpha-numeric text on the right front inner pocket, "TEK, TS; K6184 (crossed-out); AB 4534, P9 116." 2F 33383; 2F 37956 (stamped text)."
Trousers, Military 2016.12.8 Khoury Collection One US Army Air Forces "pinks" pair of trousers. They fasten by a plastic button as well as the traditional zippered area. There is handwritten and stamped alpha-numeric text on the right front inner pocket, "14x27, 1118, AB 1782, K6184, AB 4634" 2F 33383; OH 24026 (stamped text)."
Trousers, Shearling 2013.5.1.4 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) pair dark brown leather shearling bomber trousers BuAero-US Navy, size 40.
Truck 2013.40.1 Liberty Aviation Museum 1953 Dodge Truck M-37, ID# 8006592
Truck, Cargo 2014.8.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) 2000 International 4900 box truck; VIN: 1HTSDAAM8YH237047; 25,500 lbs GVW; new tires, new oil pan, all accesseries.
Truck, Cargo 2014.63.86 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One US Army M-35A2 cargo truck, aka, the Deuce and a Half. 2.5 ton hauling capacity. This was a Vietnam era military vehicle. The M35 was used as a troop transport, hauling supplies and material and etc. This particular truck formerly belonged to the Michigan Military History Museum and was transferred to Liberty Aviation Museum as a result of their closure.
Truck, Flatbed 2014.70.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One 1937 Opel flatbed truck. It has a standard shift transmission and could carry one driver and two passengers in the front cab. It has red cross symbol on its hood and doors. It has the motif of a 1930s-40s German military truck. The Opel was used to in a multitude of ways. It could be used to haul supplies, ammunition, food and water, fuel, soldiers, wounded soldiers and more. This particular vehicle would have been used for medical services due to its motif. Its speedometer is unique as it starts from the upper right position to indicate speed, whereas the typical American speedometer starts from the lower left position to measure speed.
Truck, Tow 2015.108.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One 1953, Yellow, Studebaker tow truck. Serial No. Engine: I6; Transmission: 4 Speed Manual.
Truck, Troop 2013.27.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) 1967 2-1/2 ton Kaiser Cargo/Troop truck.
Tube, Smoking 2016.30.40 Knipp Collection One wooden smoking tube. It is larger at one end than the other. At one end smoking is an oval shaped tube. There are two indentations that were used for holding the tube. This tube was the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Tug, Aircraft 2014.20.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) Gibson Manufacturing Corp aircraft tug
Tunic 2014.57.1 Bogue Collection A World War II, Class A, M-1942, US Army officer's tunic. It is a four pocket tunic, "greens." The primary color is army green and the color of the patches are red and white. There are brass buttons and lapel pins and there are no missing buttons. The patch on the left shoulder is indicative of the US Army 4th Corps and the patch on the right shoulder is indicative of the US Army 9th Corps. The lapel pins are not original to the uniform and neither are the bird colonel insignias.
Tunic 2014.61.2 Curtiss Collection A mid 1950s US Army Class A Tunic. It has two chest pockets and two waist pockets with original US Army golden buttons. There is an inventory number inside that reads, "S-258Z." On the inside right section of the tunic is a care instructions tag (see pictures). The size of the jacket is a "35 R" (see pictures).
Tunic 2015.26.3 Liberty Aviation Museum A World War I aviator's tunic that belonged to Quentin Roosevelt , son of President Theodore Roosevelt. The color is Army green. The tunic has its original buttons with the US Army logo (eagle w/ spread wings). There is a single stripe on each sleeve. There are five buttons for closure of the tunic. It has four pockets: 2 vest pockets, 2 waist pockets (each pocket has its original button. The are two epaulets with original buttons. The collar has the U.S. insignia pins, aviator wings on the collar and the "double wing" on the chest and Second Lieutenant's bars on the shoulder board. There is a tag within the tunic that reads, Kling--Chicago (with a Jewish Star of David between the names) and another fabric tag on the left lapel that reads, "Quentin Roosevelt."
Tunic 2014.21.2 Mullens Collection A USAAF bombadier tunic, Size 36R, OD Green Color. The jacket has two exterior front pockets and two interior pockets. Plastic bottoms going down the front, and an adjustable enclosure at the bottom, as well as adjustable cuffs on the ends of the sleeves. On the bottom of the left sleeve is two overseas stripes, accounting for one year of overseas service. On the upper left shoulder is the insignia for USAAF. On both shoulders features a sergeants insignia with a letter 'T' on it, indicating a trainer position was held. On the right shoulder is a USAAF Airborne insignia, featuring a white plane and parachute. Above the right exterior pocket features a sterling silver Combat Infantryman Badge, below that is a sterling silver pin for the USAAF Airborne Glider Infantry badge. On the left above the exterior pocket is a set ribbons, for the awards of Philippine Liberation, Victory WW11, and Asiatic Pacific. This jacket was worn by William S. Grieves Jr. post WW11.
Tunic 2015.99.1 Tack Collection A WWII US Army dress tunic, OD green, size 36R.. It is an "Ike" style jacket due to its low cut at the waist. On the left shoulder is a 3rd Army insignia. It has a blue background with a red circle and a white capital "A" in the middle. On the right shoulder is a 7th Army insignia. It has a blue background with what appears to be an "A" symbol that is golden yellow with a red triangle in the middle. The "A" structure has a serrated edge that is in a block form. On the lower right cuff is a square insignia with a green background and a yellow laurel wreath image. This insignia was awarded to veterans who had received a "presidential unit" citation. The lower left cuff has an insignia with two golden embroidered bars indicating that the veteran had spent at least a year "in country" in whichever theater of war he had served within. On the lapels are two round brass insignia, the right, an insignia with "U.S." on it and the left, an insignia with two crossed flintlock pistols indicating that this veteran was a U.S. Army Military Policeman (MP). The veteran that possessed and wore this jacket, Lloyd E. Tack, was an MP with the European Occupation Force following World War II during the "Marshall Plan" period of Europe.
Tunic 2016.2.49 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's double-breasted tunic made of authorized navy blue fabric with three outside pockets, one on each hip and one on left breast, and three golden Navy eagle gilt buttons down each forefront. The officer's tunic has a sword slit over the left hip. This officer's tunic was tailored by Ed White's tailoring service in Pensacola, Florida. There is a cloth label on the inner vest pocket with text, "Ed White's, Pensacola, Florida." The tunic was manufactured by "American Craftsman."
Tunic 2016.2.52 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's dress white tunic. A single-breasted, standing collar coat made of authorized plain white, lightweight fabric, two breast patch pockets with pointed button down flaps fastened by detachable 22-1/2-line Navy eagle gilt buttons, and five detachable 35-line Navy eagle gilt buttons on right front and form fitting. Officer's coat has sword slit over left hip and loops for shoulder boards. Source: http://www.public.navy.mil/ Cloth tag at lower right torso area, imprinted text, "Ed White's, Pensacola, Florida."
Tunic 2016.2.55 Jacobs Collection A single-breasted, long sleeved, mess jacket made from authorized navy blue fabric. Jacket is semi-peaked with narrow lapels and the back tapered to a point. There are three 35-line, Navy eagle, buttons down each side of the front, with a front closure held in by buttons placed inside each front facing secured with an elastic closure (older style). The USN newer style jacket is without buttons placed inside each front facing and is secured with two 28-line Navy eagle gilt buttons with a link chain closure. Source: http://www.public.navy.mil/ This officer's tunic was styled and tailored by Weintraub Bros. Co. in Philadelphia, PA. There is a cloth label on the inner right vest pocket with text, "Patriot (R), Styled by Weintraub Bros. Co., Philadelphia, Dry Clean Only." The tunic was manufactured by "American Craftsman." Imprinted text on cloth tag at collar reads, "Made in U.S.A., American Craftsman, Dry Clean Only."
Tunic 2016.2.58 Jacobs Collection A US Navy officer's single breasted tunic made of authorized navy khaki wool fabric with four outside pockets, one on each hip and one on each breast, and three golden Navy eagle gilt buttons down each forefront. Pin down lapels/pockets by metal snaps. There is a cloth label on the inner right chest area with text, "Made to Measure Expressly, For: P.P. Rectenwald, Date: May 7, 1945, Order No. 38185."
Tunic 2016.14.1 Goldenbogen Collection A World War II, US Army tunic, aka, Ike Jacket. Size: 36L, It is a jacket with a short waist, two chest pockets, two inner vest pockets, four main buttons for closure, collar tag for hanging jacket, flap at waist w/ snap button for closure and sharp appearance. Left shoulder: Eighth (8th) Army insignia patch, Staff Sergeant insignia, three (3) year (perpendicular) service stripe, two (2) yellow stripes: one (1) year combat service. Right shoulder: Staff Sergeant insignia. Upper right chest area: "Ruptured Duck" Honorable service insignia for post WWII combat veterans.
Tunic, Aviator's 2015.70.3 Pavlick Collection A pilot's tunic from the former Wright Airlines that operated out of Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.The chief colors of the tunic are black, gold, red and yellow. Inside of the tunic is a tailor's tag with alpha-numeric text, "Lan-C-Air Uniform, Davis Clothing Co. Brockton, A Blend of Wool and Dacron Polyester." This company is located in Brockton , Massachusetts and make's men's uniforms. This uniform tunic belonged to Bill Pavlick who worked as a pilot for Wright Airlines during the 1970s and 80s.
Tunic, Aviator's 2015.80.2 Wilkes Collection A USAAF bombadier's tunic, Size 38R. It is OD green and has an USAAF insignia on the upper left shoulder and below that is a Sergeant's insignia with an embroidered image below it of a set of pilot's wings and an identical insignia on the right shoulder of the tunic. On the lower right cuff is a triangular patch with a blue background and a yellow bomb. On the left front chest area of the tunic is a set of bombadier's wings [2015.80.1] with two chest pockets with obscured buttons for fastening the pocket's flap closure. The rear of the jacket has adjustable straps for tightening and loosening the waist of the jacket. The tunic has four buttons with the original top button missing along with a snap enclosure at the bottom (see pictures). On the inside of the jacket are two inner vest pockets. The cuffs have two buttons for adjustment and inside the jacket is handwritten text that reads, "EPS, 7035," representing the veteran's name, "Eugene Paul Sanders" who wore and owned this uniform during his years of service in WWII as bombadier in the USAAF. The tunic is an "Ike Style" jacket that has a low cut so the jacket rests above the waist line of the wearer. The "Ike Jacket" style was made by popular by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme Allied commander of all US forces in Europe during World War II..
Tunic, Aviator's 2015.80.12 Wilkes Collection A USAAF bombadier's tunic, Size 40R. It is OD green and has an USAAF insignia on the upper left shoulder and below that is a Sergeant's insignia and an identical insignia on the right shoulder of the tunic. On the lower right cuff is a triangular patch with a blue background and a yellow bomb. On the right front chest area is a diamond shaped insignia, called the "ruptured duck." This insignia was issued to WWII service personnel after they were discharged from the military to signify that they were now inactive duty military personnel. There are two chest pockets with brass buttons for fastening the pocket's flap closure. The tunic has four buttons with two more on the shoulders for the epaulets on the shoulder. The jacket has handwritten text in the collar area that reads, "Eugene Paul Sanders, 35557035," representing the veteran's name and serial number." He wore and owned this uniform during his years of service in WWII as a bombadier in the USAAF.
Tunic, Aviator's 2015.88.1 Smith, G. Collection One WWII USAAF tunic of the 2nd Army Air Force. The tunic is OD green. It is a size 39R and has four pockets, two chest pockets, two waist pockets. It has four large buttons for closure. There is a 2nd Air Force insignia (blue, gold, white and red) on the upper left shoulder and rank insignia of a Corporal just below it and a Corporal's insignia on the right shoulder. There is a US insignia brass badge on the right lapel and a cadet's wings brass badge on the left lapel. The Second Air Force was and is a USAF [formerly USAAF] numbered air force responsible for conducting basic military and technical training for Air Force enlisted members and support officers. In World War II the CONUS unit defended the Northwestern United States and Upper Great Plains regions and during the Cold War, was Strategic Air Command unit with strategic bombers and missiles.
Tunic, Aviator's 2014.15.1 Wargo Collection One WWII USAAF dress tunic. It is an OD green WWII, USAAF military tunic. It is OD green, size 34R. 20th Air Force insignia patch on left shoulder, accompanied by Staff Sergeant insignia below it on left shoulder. Left Chest: Air Medal w/ one oak leaf cluster (indicating veteran was awarded this citation at least 5 times), Good Conduct ribbon, American Area Campaign ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Campaign ribbon w/ 3 brass stars (indicating veteran spent at least 18 months in theater), Victory World War II ribbon. Above ribbons: USAAF Aerial Gunner Wings, they are Sterling silver, text "STERLING" on reverse side of wings. Right Chest: Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon w/ oak leaf cluster (indicating veteran was awarded this at least 5 times), "Ruptured Duck" insignia patch above it. Lapels: round "U.S." pin on right lapel, round "Air Cadet" wings insignia on left lapel. Right Shoulder: Staff Sergeant insignia, (lower right) Flight Engineer insignia, triangular patch with blue background and round golden colored gear in middle. Jacket has missing button on chest area. This uniform tunic was used by Staff Sgt. Robert W. Newman who served in the 20th Air Corps of the USAAF. He served and flew in a B-29 Superfortress as an Aerial Gunner and Flight Engineer in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
Tunic, Aviator's 2015.106.7 VanWey Collection One enlisted US Army Air Force aviator's tunic, aka, Ike Jacket. It has all its original buttons, size 34R, OD green color. In the top of the jacket at the neckline is handwritten text: "V-7239." These four numerals are the last four of the veteran's US Army serial number. The letter likely represents the first letter of his last name. The veteran who owned this jacket was Albert A. VanWey. The jacket has two Sergeant's stripes (insignia) on the left and right shoulder. On the right shoulder is another insignia of the well known, 8th Air Force. It has an 8 flanked with two wings with the USAAF logo in the lower round section of the numeral 8. On the left chest is a set of Aerial Gunner's wings and a triangular insignia patch on the lower right arm, the cuff, of a radio tower with a signal generating out from it. The insignia indicate that this veteran was an Aerial Gunner and a Radioman (Radio Operator). There is a blue patch underneath of the aerial gunner's wings that indicate his unit was a flight combat unit. On the left chest are ribbon bars indicating that this veteran was awarded the Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, American Area Medal, Victory World War II Medal (ribbon has a bronze star indicating he was in combat), and an unknown ribbon/medal. On the right chest is a ribbon with an oak leaf cluster indicating a Presidential Unit Citation was issued to this veteran at least five times. The oak leaf cluster indicates the issuance of five times. Above the Presidential Unit Citation ribbon is a "Ruptured Duck" insignia patch. This patch was issued to WWII servicemen so they were able to wear their uniforms in public when they got home from the war. This uniform belonged to Sergeant Albert A. VanWey who served in the USAAF, Eighth Air Force, 570th Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, stationed at Parham Field 153 in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. He was an Aerial Gunner and Radio Operator on B-17s during World War II in the European Theater.
Tunic, Aviator's 2016.9.5 Wieber Collection One US Air Force blue dress tunic. Size: 46 R. On the left and right shoulders are rank insignia indicating the rank of Technical Sergeant (E-6). The chest has four main buttons for closure, two chest pockets w/ buttons and snap enclosures, two waist pockets w/ buttons, an inner left vest pocket. There are two shoulder straps w/ button for epaulets. The buttons are a frosted silver tone, old design, eagle on a crest.
Uniform, Military 2014.34.1 Various pieces of USAF Officer's uniform, Korean War era: Three (3) pair socks, OD, cushion sole One (1) M-1949 thermal undershirt, small One (1) cotton, long-sleeved shirt, yellow, small One (1) M-1951 OD field trousers, 30"x 31" One (1) M-1944 jacket, herringbone twill, dated May 4, 1945, small One (1) M-1951 sweater, OD, wool, medium One (1) wool OD scarf One (1) USAF M-1951 Ike jacket, blue, 38L One (1) USAF M-1951 trousers, blue, 30"x31" One (1) USAF 4-pocket Class A jacket, tailored, US collar devises, 1st Lt bars, theater made 5th Air Force boullion patch w/ Korea tab One (1) USAF trousers, Class A, tailored One (1) USAF Officer's visor hat w/officer's cap device, 8¼ One (1) USAF Officer's overseas cap with 1st Lt bars One (1) duffle bag, OD, marked "Corpe, W.G." 2nd Lt
Uniform, Military 2014.63.11 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection A World War I, U.S. Army Engineer's uniform. The red stripe on the left arm indicates "overseas service" in WWI and the two gold stripes indicates one year of service. Each gold stripe was indicative of six months time served in the Army. On the right shoulder is a wool patch that indicates the veteran served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. All of its originals buttons appear to still be intact on the tunic. Inside of the tunic is red stamping that reads, "8684, 283, 7 1/2." These numbers are classification and size numbers. The trousers have threading at the ankles and calves indicative of World War I era uniforms. They also have padding at the inseam. There is a tag inside of the waist line that indicates their size as 7 1/2.
Uniform, Military 2014.63.29 A-B Michigan Military History Museum Collection A World War II, Second Lieutenant's USAAF uniform. The uniform is tan and has Second Lieutenant bars on the shoulders of the tunic. There is a sterling silver set of air wings above a cluster of campaign ribbons. The set of two campaign ribbons on the top, starting from left, is the American Defense Medal, next, the American Campaign Medal. Moving downward to the set of three, starting from the left, is the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (the ribbon itself indicates 6 months of service in the North African campaign and the bronze star in the middle indicates an additional 6 months of service, therefore, the veteran who wore and owned this uniform spent a year of service in the North African-European campaign), the next ribbon is the World War II Victory Medal and last is the National Defense Medal. The uniform has all of its original buttons and it was tailored by Haas Tailors of Baltimore, Maryland. It also has a set of initials sewn inside the right chest area of the tunic that read, "C.W.S." Plausibly, these are the initials of the veteran who owned this uniform. (A) Officer's Tunic (B) Uniform Trousers
Uniform, Military 2015.104.30 Brown Collection A USMC dress green tunic. It has four outer pockets: two chest, two waist. One inner chest pocket. On the chest are four main buttons, three are metal and one is plastic. All buttons are present on the tunic. The tunic includes a fabric belt that was secured about the lower torso area. The inside of the tunic has green satin material. There are two black collar insignia on the left and right lapels. Imprinted text (inner right shoulder section): "D.L. Brown" in white ink. On the left chest are ribbons and badges. At the top is a "USMC Combat Aircrew" badge. It is a set of wings with a gold circle with an anchor in the middle and the words, "Air Crew" beneath it. Above the wings is a chrome/silver banner type ribbon with three gold stars. Eligibility: must have served in combat. Below the wings are five ribbons: Air Medal Ribbon with Arabic numeral "11" ( Arabic numerals 3/16 inch (.48cm) in height are issued instead of a medal or ribbon for second and subsequent awards of the Air Medal. The ribbon denotes the first award and numerals starting with the numeral 2 denote the additional awards), USMC Good Conduct ribbon, National Defense Medal ribbon, a Vietnam Service Medal ribbon with bronze star (indicated participation in a combat campaign) and a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal ribbon with device (device: The Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Memorandum 2655 prescribed there were two devices to be worn on the ribbon. The first device was for the period 8 March 1949 - 20 July 1954 and is not authorized for wear by American Military Personnel. The second period was from 1 January 1960 with the last period to be decided after the war was over. The ending period remains blank, since the Republic of Vietnam Government ceased to exist before the ending period was established). Below the ribbons is a "Rifle Expert" badge that was issued to personnel who exhibited excellent marksmanship skills with a rifle. On the left and right shoulders are rank insignia patches that indicate the rank of Sergeant. They have a red background with three triangular stripes and two crossed rifles below the stripes. This tunic, ribbons and badges were issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam, ca. late 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Uniform, Occupational 2015.28.1 Messner Collection French blue crepe suit with narrow skirt, semi-box jacket and white overblouse. This is a jacket from a former Delta Airlines stewardess that worked for Delta from 1959 to 1960. This uniform was worn on the second flight out of Seattle in 1959 on a DC-8. It is light blue and has three buttons on the chest and a fleurette design on the left breast of the jacket. In the collar of the jacket is a maker's mark tag that reads, "Delta Uniforms, New York." There are waist pockets and the jacket is abbreviated in length. The stewardess that wore this jacket served very notable individuals, in first-class service, during here tenure with Delta, such as Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Isaac Stearne, Jerry Lewis and more. She was employed with Delta for 18 months from 1959 to 1961. She stated that the interview process for becoming a stewardess for Delta lasted 8 hours.
Uniform, Occupational 2015.28.2 Messner Collection French blue crepe suit with narrow skirt, semi-box jacket and white overblouse. A light blue skirt from a former Delta Airlines stewardess that worked for Delta from 1959 to 1961. This uniform was worn on the second flight out of Seattle in 1959 on a DC-8. It is light blue and has a pleat down the center of the skirt. The stewardess that wore this uniform skirt served very notable individuals, in first-class service, during here tenure with Delta, such as Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, Isaac Stearne, Jerry Lewis and more. She was employed with Delta for 18 months from 1959 to 1961. She stated that the interview process for becoming a stewardess for Delta lasted 8 hours.
Vehicle, Military 2014.63.87 Michigan Military History Museum Collection One GMC DUKW amphibious vehicle. It is green and is a vehicle that served as half boat and half land driven vehicle. It has six wheels and an engine, as well as a propeller. It was used to transport supplies from ships to land for military forces, due to the fact that many areas where military personnel were had poor or little docking facilities, so the DUKW could very easily go from water to land and replenish the military with fresh supplies and etc.
Vehicle, Sport Utility 2012.33.1 Liberty Aviation Museum One reproduction, German, WWII era, Horch 108, Type 40 military vehicle. The reproduction Horch is built upon top of a 2007 Ford Expedition frame and has a Ford powerplant. All the exterior body pieces and interior were fabricated to reproduce what an authentic German Horch looked like from WWII.
Vest, Emergency 2014.15.35 Wargo Collection One Type C-1, emergency survival vest that was for use of pilots and air crew in the USAAF if they had to make an emergency crash landing. It was for land or sea. The vest is OD Green. It has 3 chest buttons for closure. The back of the vest opens and is secured by three tie straps. The vest has several pockets for gear, supplies, food, equipment, a holster for a sidearm, instruction booklets and more. The USAAF logo w/ text is on the front of the vest in color [red, white and blue]. There is a tag in side the jacket that indicates it was manufactured by the Breslee Mfg. Company and specifically reads, "Vest, Emergency Sustenance; Type C-1; Specification No. 3206; Order No. W33-038-AC-5413; Breslee Mfg. Co.; Property, Air Forces, U.S. Army." There is a green stamped box just below the cloth label with the text, "BRESLEE, X." In the collar is the handwritten text, "Newman," indicating the veteran that owned and/or used the vest. The pockets of the vest are labeled with white stamped text. The right side of the vest pockets read, "First Aid Kit [medium size pocket], Personal Items [large pocket], L. Knife, S. Stone, Spit, [small pocket], Signal Mirror, Rations [medium size pocket]; (Lower Right Back Section): Fire Starter, S. Knife, Whistle [medium size pocket], Fishing Kit, Sewing Kit, Compass [medium size kit], Insect Repellent [small pocket], Personal Items [Long Large Pocket]; (Inner Right Chest Pocket): Instruction Book, Hat, Gloves, Gaff Assembly [long extra-large pocket]; (Left Front Chest): Personal Items [large items], Cartridges [small pocket], Rations [medium size pocket]; (Lower Left Back): a Leather & Canvas Holster for a Sidearm, Personal Items [long large pocket]; (Inner Left Pocket): blotted out text(?), Mosquito Head Net, Bandage, Goggles, Tissue, Canteen [long extra-large pocket]. Below the pocket with canteen, tissues and etc. is a black stamp of the USAAF logo w/ text, "Army Air Forces."
Videodisc, Digital 2014.40.1 Liberty Aviation Museum Two (2) DVDs, (1) 9TH USAF, (1) US Airforce Museum in England.
Videodisc, Digital 2015.39.1 Springer Collection A DVD titled, "Pylon Dusters." It chronicles the Cleveland National Air Races aircraft that competed in these races in 1932, 1938, 1947 and 1948. It also portrays the "Dole Air Race" of 1927. The digital videodisc is complete with its original case. The title on the case is from the series, "Historic Aviation Video Collection." Inside is an original order form for other videos in this series.
Videodisc, Digital NAA (EDU) 2015.5.1 Dickson Collection A DVD of a PT Boat that shows footage of it as a pleasure and sport fishing vessel in the late 1940s in Lake Erie around Toledo and the Lake Erie Islands.
Wallet 2015.27.29 Fulkert Collection A black leather wallet with designs on the outer cover. One side of the cover are the Egyptian Pyramids in the background with the Sphinx in the foreground. The images have a significant spatial relationship in regards to perspective. In the middle foreground are camels with riders on them and there is text at the top that reads, "Sphinx and Pyramids of Guizeh." On the reverse side is an image of the "Memened-Ali Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. The mosque is also known as the Muhammad Ali Mosque. The text on the wallet reads, "Memened-Aly Mosque Cairo." There is a currency pocket that goes the length of the wallet; there are several slip-in pockets on the right side and a window pocket for holding a driver's license on the right side. A flap secures the currency and slip-in pockets on the left side. The wallet also has a slide-into-a-loop closure, made from the same leather. This is a good example of Egyptian leather work in an exotic motif.
Wallet 2016.30.22 Knipp Collection One large leather wallet. There is imprinted text on the inner obverse section, "Receivers, Central Union Telephone Company." This wallet was probably used by debt collectors to receive payment for residential and commercial telephone services? It is brown leather and has four pockets. This wallet was the property of Joseph G. Willis who was a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army during World War I in the European Theater. He served in the 324th Machine Gun Battalion. The 324th Machine Gun Battalion was part of the 83rd Division of IV Corps, US Army.
Warmer, Cockpit, Aircraft 2014.19.15 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) portable self-contained cockpit warmer for WWII military aircraft.
Watch, Mechanical 2015.104.21 Brown Collection An original USMC military issue watch. The watch face has regular Arabic numerals 1-12 and smaller secondary Arabic numerals starting with 13 and going through 24 for military time. It has an hour hand and minute hand that are white and a long white second hand [for seconds]. The case is metal. It is an analog mechanical watch, i.e. a wind-up watch. It has one dial on its right side for setting the time and winding up the watch for mechanical operation. The reverse of the case has imprinted text: "Wrist Watch DTU-2A/P MIL-3818B, Fed. Stock No. 6645-066-4279, U.S., Mfg. Part No. XZ73065, CONT. NO. GS-06S-2014, Serial No. 002076, Date: Oct. 1968." This wrist watch was issued to David Laird Brown who served in Vietnam. ca. late 1960s, as an aerial door gunner on HRS-1 helicopters and as a helicopter mechanic as well.
Welder, Electric 2015.81.1 Windau Collection One antiquated electric arc welder. Manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Corp. Type WT-4, Style: 1435210, Serial No. 4064466. Primary: 220 V, 46 A, 80 Cycles, Single Phase. Secondary: 200 A, 1/2 Hour, Load Volts 30, 6 KW, Open Circuit Volts 50--80.
Workbook 2013.7.1.2 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) workbook, Navigation Weather Workbook, Restricted. Inside cover "Restricted, Navigation Weather Workbook, prepared by, Army Air Forces Instructor's School (Navigator), Selman Field, Monroe, Louisiana for AAFNS, Selman Field, Monroe, Louisiana, AAFNS, Ellington Field, Texas, AAFNS, Hondo Army Air Field, Hondo, Texas, AAFNS, San Marcos Army Air Field, San Marcos, Texas, August, 1944, Restricted".
Workbook 2013.7.1.3 Liberty Aviation Museum One (1) workbook, Navigation Instrument Workbook, Restricted. Inside cover "Restricted, Navigation Instrument Workbook, prepared by, Army Air Forces Instructor's School (Navigator), Selman Field, Monroe, Louisiana for AAFNS, Selman Field, Monroe, Louisiana, AAFNS, Ellington Field, Texas, AAFNS, Hondo Army Air Field, Hondo, Texas, AAFNS, San Marcos Army Air Field, San Marcos, Texas, August, 1944, Restricted".
Wreckage, Aircraft 2016.1.1 Patrick Collection A varnished and stained piece of wood with a piece of metal wreckage attached to it from a B-17G Flying Fortress that crashed in England from a returning mission over Europe during World War II on 14 March 1945. The airplane was 44-6570 and was with the 487th Bomb Group and it crashed in Carlton Colville, Suffolk, killing two crewmen. The metal wreckage piece was recovered in October 1986. The piece of metal is non-magnetic and appears to be (possibly) aluminum. It is twisted-up, bent and severely diminished as a result of the crash.
Wreckage, Aircraft 2016.1.2 Patrick Collection A varnished and stained piece of wood with three pieces of metal wreckage attached to it from a B-17G Flying Fortress that crashed in England from a returning mission over Europe during World War II on 14 March 1945. The airplane was 44-6570 and was with the 487th Bomb Group and it crashed in Carlton Colville, Suffolk, killing two crewmen. The metal wreckage pieces were recovered in October 1986. The pieces of metal are non-magnetic and appears to be (possibly) aluminum. They are twisted-up, bent and severely diminished as a result of the crash. One piece is perfectly rounded as if it was manufactured that way.
Wreckage, Aircraft 2016.1.3 Patrick Collection A varnished and stained piece of wood with two pieces of metal wreckage attached to it from a B-17G Flying Fortress that crashed in England from a returning mission over Europe during World War II on 14 March 1945. The airplane was 44-6570 and was with the 487th Bomb Group and it crashed in Carlton Colville, Suffolk, killing two crewmen. The metal wreckage pieces were recovered in October 1986. The pieces of metal are non-magnetic and appears to be (possibly) aluminum or otherwise. They are twisted-up, bent and severely diminished as a result of the crash.
Wreckage, Aircraft 2016.1.4 Patrick Collection A varnished and stained piece of wood with three pieces of metal and rubber wreckage attached to it from a B-17G Flying Fortress that crashed in England from a returning mission over Europe during World War II on 14 March 1945. The airplane was 44-6570 and was with the 487th Bomb Group and it crashed in Carlton Colville, Suffolk, killing two crewmen. The metal/rubber wreckage pieces were recovered in October 1986. The pieces of metal are non-magnetic and appears to be (possibly) aluminum or otherwise. The rubber piece may have been a severed section of hose or otherwise. The pieces are twisted-up, bent and severely diminished as a result of the crash.
Wreckage, Aircraft 2016.1.5 Patrick Collection A varnished and stained piece of wood with three pieces of metal and Plexiglas wreckage attached to it from a B-17G Flying Fortress that crashed in England from a returning mission over Europe during World War II on 14 March 1945. The airplane was 44-6570 and was with the 487th Bomb Group and it crashed in Carlton Colville, Suffolk, killing two crewmen. The metal/rubber wreckage pieces were recovered in October 1986. The pieces of metal are non-magnetic and appears to be (possibly) aluminum or otherwise. The large metal piece appears to have been part of the fuselage of the airplane (see file 2016.1.1-5). There are six rivet holes The Plexiglas piece was likely a broken section of a window. The pieces are twisted-up, bent and severely diminished as a result of the crash.
Wreckage, Aircraft 2016.13.1 Patrick Collection A piece of wreckage from the August 1947 crash of the P-63 air racer that Ray Eiche flew during the Thompson Trophy Race. On the out of the crushed panel is original painted text that was on the plane. On the inside of the panel is a serial or identification number of some type, a P-63 lubrication chart, a technical schematic and other airplane specification data. The chief colors on the obverse are red and tan, and the color on the reverse is green. The piece is severely disfigured and crushed from the crash.
Yearbook 2014.43.1 McVey Collection One AAF Training Center, Number One, Headquarters Personnel yearbook. This yearbook was based upon AAF personnel from the World War II era. The front cover reads, "SUSTINEO ALAS, AAF TRAINING CENTER NO. 1, HEADQUARTERS PERSONNEL, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, Army Air Force Training Command."
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