It is and I don't know why they are there. I have to assume that he was attached to them later as they were on the tunic when I got it from his daughter. He is pictured in the 320th Bomb Group unit history, but he is not wearing this uniform, in fact the brasses he has on in the photo are for General Staff.
Originally Posted by kastauffer
Nice Jackets Gary ! Isnt the DI on Baumeister's jacket the 17th Bomb Group? Did he belong to that unit later on ?
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This one doesnt have a lot of " Eye Candy " on it, but it is one of my favorites. It belonged to Sgt Raymond G. Crosby who served with the 3rd AS Communication Sq. In Tunisia in 1943 and was captured and taken POW . He was serving in a ground unit of the 12th AF, but he was still treated like a normal airman since he was an AAF NCO. He was held in Stalag 17B . He earned the Silver Star for an action on 2/14/43 ( the day he was captured) right before the Kasserine Pass battle. This Ike was issued to him after liberation. The poor guy died in 1946 in a logging accident in Oregon and all of the material in his grouping is in absolutley mint condition since his family never touched it after the war. It was like a time capsule.
Last edited by kastauffer; 10-08-2005 at 12:12 AM.