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  • in reply to: collaboration #12988
    jb floyd
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    This is the only action in which British troops received a German campaign medal; and the "Kalahari 1907" clasp was not given to German troops, but only to the British forces in the pursuit of Morenga.

    in reply to: Sunbury, PA, WWI Service medal types #12994
    jb floyd
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    When you get to the reverses, you can see the differences there. Type 1 does not include the state, "PA", but does have the war dates and the city seal. Type 2, includes "PA", but drops the war dates and the city seal. You can also see the differences between the pin assemblies.
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    in reply to: US Navy WWII silver star help #12993
    jb floyd
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    Start here: http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/nhcorg9.htm

    This is the link to the Ships History Branch, Navy Historical & Heritage Command. If you write them and ask for the award card for Harrington’s Silver Star (and any others to him), you should get a photocopy of one or more 3×5 cards with the full citation and various administrative notes about when the recommendation was submitted , various approvals, etc. It won’t happen fast, but it will happen.

    in reply to: US Navy WWII silver star help #12997
    jb floyd
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    He’s not listed in "All Hands", but will check other possibilities.

    in reply to: Welcome! Please introduce yourselves. #13071
    jb floyd
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    I’m Jeff Floyd, an OMSA member for 40+ years. At various times, I’ve been editor, director and president (currently a director).

    My primary collecting interest revolves around Americans who received foreign awards (especially British awards) and foreigners who have received American awards. Under this umbrella, I have been lucky enough to acquire several groups to American members of the RAF’s Eagle Squadrons (71, 121, 133 Squadrons, RAF).

    I’m a retired Air Force target intelligence officer (1969-1989), and I’m a founding partner of FJP Auctions, Inc.

    in reply to: Need assistance dating a badge #13070
    jb floyd
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    These were worn in pairs, so a pair will consist of a left-facing and a right-facing badge. The pin-back with the open catch certainly pre-dates World War II, as clutch-back badges/wings/etc gained popularity during the war.

    in reply to: Book Preservation #12957
    jb floyd
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    There isn’t much that can be done without substantial investment. The yellowing is a function of the manufacture of the paper. To deacidify the whole book would cost many times the book’s value. About all you can do is be careful with it. I have several fragile and deteriorating books that I have photocopied for regular use and put the original out of harm’s way.
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