Japanese Aichi D3A VAL Bomber Meatball Flag 945th AAA
A Japanese meatball flag with hand written provenance. The flag is signed in Kanji throughout and also signed “945th AAA (AW) BN”. It comes with a framed signed letter dated 7, Jan, 1976 that states the following:
“Going back in my old diary I found that on June 5 1945, The Meatball was taken off a Jap VAL, Navy Dive Bomber which was the Jap version of the German Stuka, the place was Tacloban in the So. Philippines”
I cannot make out the last name but it's signed by “Bill ____”. There is a blind stamp visible on the paper that says “Army and Navy Staff College Washington D.C.”
UCV United Confederate Veterans Reunion Badge 1890’s Original Civil War
An original 1890’s vintage UCV United Confederate Veterans reunion badge, some loss to the paint, original pin is missing from the back, the pins on this particular medal are often missing or repaired. The color is a bit darker on the obverse than it shows in our photo.