Uniforms and Groups
Items Currently Available
Home About Us Terms & Conditions Contact Us Wanted

RAF / RCAF Gunner’s Tunic Lot
A nice clean RAF / RCAF Gunner’s tunic, Cadet cap and studio photograph.  Unfortunately, no name with this lot, but all came together from one collection. 
 $ 195.00
None in Stock  


1st Arctic Search and Rescue Officer's Group*

Captain William Gannon, Ultra rare unit! 
In 1944 Dr. Gannon volunteered to attempt a rescue on the ice in small plane not fitted with skis. The attempt was successful, and Gannon was awarded the Air Medal. The attempt was documented in Life magazine, a copy of which is included. The group includes an ultra-rare 1ST Arctic Search and Rescue squadron patch. Matched set of early gold p/b AMICO Flight Surgeon wings 3' and 2" . Gannon's next of kin dog tags, an unnamed Air Medal, cap badge and other insignia and patches as pictured. Also included is a modern copy of a period photo and excerpt from his obit.

CBI 16th Fighter Squadron Pilot’s grouping

 Lt. Walter Krywy material featuring a scarce early CATF style cloth Blood Chit ~ numbered and in very good condition.  A large assortment of fantastic original combat related photographs of Krywy with the 16th in China.  Misc. insignia including shoulder patches, a nice CBI theater made cloth Pilot’s wing, rank insignia, a scarce escape compass carried by Krywy when he was shot down.  Two binders of misc. training related materials, documents, letters, etc. Three original AAF Class books from his training bases as he progressed thru flight training. 

 Some additional history on Krywy :
 "On January 2nd 1945 while attacking a Railroad near Hankow, Lt. Krywy was shot down by ground fire. Upon hitting the ground Lt. Krywy began burying his parachute under rocks. When he looked up roughly 5 paces in front of him stood a Chinese man dressed in black. His hands were out of sight. As the Lt. got up and came his way the Chinese man pulled out a machine pistol and pointed and Lt Krywy's head. He had the young Lt's full attention. After revealing information proving that he was a American flyer (his blood chit) The Chinese man, a guerilla fighter, led Lt Krywy to a small barn within the nearest village. For the next 2 months he traveled from village to village while being hidden by Chinese guerilla fighters. Exactly 2 months and 1 day after being shot down, he made it back to his squadron in Chengkung wearing a full Chinese uniform also known as a walking out uniform". (See Photo)  He was returned home shortly after his arrival thus ending his tour with the 16th Fighter Squadron in China.

 A great fighter pilot’s grouping from a distinguished CBI squadron flying P-40s and P-51’s out of China! 

7th Air Force KIA Gunner’s Grouping

S/Sgt. Joseph E. Logue – B-24 Gunner 392nd Bomb Squadron 30th Bomb Group 7th Air Force.  Listed as MIA on Dec. 20, 1943 lost in combat.  The grouping features cased engraved DFC, Air Medal, and Purple Heart medals, American Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign and WWII Victory medals, 3” sterling Gunner wing badge, AAF / 7th Air Force sleeve patches.   An extensive amount of (copy) documents to include award documents and records, service documents, casualty reports, eye-witness accounts of fellow crews regarding the mission in which Logue was lost, letters to the family regarding Logue being listed as MIA.  Excellent research and documentation material present for this grouping! 7th Air Force related groupings are quite scarce. 
ON HOLD $1,250.00

13th Air Force C-47 Radio Operator’s Grouping

S/Sgt. Peter A. Beck – C-47 Radio Operator in the 13th Troop Carrier Squadron ~ the “Thirsty Thirteenth”.  The grouping features engraved DFC, Air Medal, Good Conduct, American Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign and WWII Victory medals, an original 13th Troop Carrier jacket patch, 3” sterling Aircrewman wing badge, AAF / 13th Air Force sleeve patches.   An extensive amount of (copy) documents to include award cards and documents , combat service documents, and personal records.  Beck served early war in the New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Santos, Munda regions of the SWP and flew (200) combat missions.  A scarce medal grouping! 

10th Air Force Aircrewman Grouping

Pfc. Arthur J. Wangler – C-47 Aircrewman / Loadmaster.  The grouping features cased engraved DFC and Air Medals, Good Conduct, Asiatic Pacific Campaign and WWII Victory medals, 3” sterling Aircrew wing badge, CBI Theater bullion sleeve patch, Enlisted Man’s cap device and uniform collar discs.   Wangler served in the Quartermaster Corps, but was assigned to flying duties supporting the Indian, British and Chinese allies, as well as our Commando units in Burma.  His service record indicates (126 combat missions flown) and was awarded the DFC w/ 3 OLC and Air Medal w/ 4 OLC .  Also, features documentation for his awards and combat duties.  The DFC and Air Medal also include the original shipping boxes and letters of transmittal to Wangler (scarce!).  Overall a very unique AAF medal grouping!  $1,200.00

WWII era USN VC-70 lot

All from one veteran’s estate Homer Unterkircher
~features a scarce WWII era VC-70 “Scorpions” squadron decal – a large decal measuring approx 5.5” x 7.0” in size in mint condition in the original paper wrapping.  Original Composite Squadron 70 unit history,  large metal name plate, original photographs.  Scarce!  $925.00

15th Air Force KIA Engraved Purple Heart Lot

S/Sgt. Thomas M. McGraw – B-24 Radio Operator in the 716th Bomb Squadron 449th Bomb Group ~ KIA Feb. 29, 1945.  This lot features a beautifully engraved cased Purple Heart medal with accompanying document.  Included is a large binder with extensive research information regarding the veteran and the mission in which he was lost.  A nice opportunity for MTO collectors! 

WWII RCAF Gunner’s Grouping

A great medal and insignia grouping from RCAF veteran Paul Anthony Turner - Aerial Gunner on Lancaster bombers during WWII.   The cloth insignia appears removed from his uniform.  The medals include 1939/1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defense medal, 1938/45 Canadian Voluntary Service medal, and the War medal.  Also includes a great period original crew photo, with crew information on reverse.   Worthy of further research. 

© 2017 Military Aviation Artifacts