An uncommon WWII era “Load Adjuster” for a McDonald Douglas A-26C Invader. Housed in it’s original gold embossed leather case with the identification card still in the window sleeve. AF # 44-34324A Model B-26C, case marked 132696.
An unusual United States 12th Air Force silk banner featuring a variety of fighter and bomber planes, insignia and names of aircraft well known to that unit including Nightmare, Spare Parts, Ridge Runner, Jig Jig, Culpepper Jinx, Thumper, Ace of Pearls, Lady from Hades, Pistol packing mamma and more. Folds present throughout but the material is in pretty good shape.
Measuring about 33″ square
An identified RAF Royal Air Force Good Conduct and Long Service medal. Edward VI type, awarded to A.J. Sansom, marked on the rim as follows
Act. Sqn Ldr A.J. Sansom RAF
Comes with original vintage B.A. Seaby limited (A well respected Numismatic and Medal dealer) plastic sleeve.
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.”
A Japanese Divine Wind “Kamikazi” headband, WWII era, staining, signed but indecipherable, this is from a collection of Japanese WWII relics that included a propeller blade from a Japanese Zero as well as instruments from aircraft, numerous meatball flags and some patches.
U.S. Naval Officers Sword Model 1852 with belt, buckle and portapee. Total length is about 36.75″, blade about 31″ long and .75″ wide. The blade is engraved Army & Navy Cooperative Phila PA, it is stamped “Proved” on the other side. It is in very good condition, has the original belt and scabbard. I believe this is a Spanish American War era sword, it is personalized with the name George A. Wilcox on the blade.
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.
An original Norden MK15 Mod7 Bombsight, navy model, on it’s original stand. I believe this is what is known as a Lucas Harold manufacture. Missing the soft rubber eyepiece but there are replacements currently being made. A little dusty but original and from a collection of vintage WWII era flight related items. This is a very heavy item, we will be charging $70.00 to ship, insurance included.