WWII Named US Navy KIA Corsair Pilot Grouping
WWII US Navy Chance Vaught F4U Corsair pilot Ensign Paul Dennis BUCHER grouping, KIA 05/09/44 including:
-His summer officers hat with white top and handwritten name and rank in the bottom with the maker's label.
-His V-5 US Naval aviators cadets program forest green wool garrison cap with size and maker's label.
-His gilted sterling naval aviator wings made by Hilborn & Hamburg with its original naval aviator certificate dated 11/09/43
-Several personal papers as his naval flight school tests, some photographs of his wife, wedding and cadet class, WWII veteran certificates given to his widow, etc...
Moving grouping of a WWII US Navy Corsair pilot.
Named grouping including Tunic, 50 missions crusher hat, documents and personal belongings named to Captain Chaplain John F Schilling, 445th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Tunic dated 1942, made by "Maurice L. Rothschild". Named on regulation label. British made 8th Air Force shoulder patch. Cotton Army Air Force US made patch. WWII Victory Medal and EAME (Europe Afrique Middle-East) with four battle stars. Service strips on left sleeve. Rare sterling "U.S" and Chaplain cross with matching sterling clutches. Sterling Captain ranks. Fully originally fitted and superb cut. Also included the LEWIS crusher hat with flexible visor and frame. Several documents as the daily newspaper issued during the crossing from USA to England , 27th July 1944 bombing mission take-off plan and secret radio call-signs, leaflet about the driving code in UK, messing tickets and British transport fare tickets.
Also included some personal belongings as two rosaries, purple silk stole, exquisite trench-art lighter made from a 1938 Penny, two patches including one British Made AF patch, Chaplain lapel cross with early clutches, EAME ribbon (awarded before theth battle star). Great grouping.