Dec 28 2017

Wwii Navy Medal With Documents

Wwii Navy Medal With Documents

Wwii Navy Medal With Documents

Wwii Navy Medal With Documents

Wwii Navy Medal With Documents

Wwii Navy Medal With Documents

Wwii Navy Medal With Documents

Wwii Navy Medal With Documents

Wwii Navy Medal With Documents

All original as pictured… S1c Holt was killed in the 5 November 1944 Kamikaze attack on the USS Lexington known as the “The Blue Ghost”… They ended with 11 Battle Stars. There is a considerable amount of data concerning this storied Carrier. After a shakedown cruise in the Caribbean, Lexingtonsailed via the Panama Canal to join the Pacific fleet. One of the carrier’s first casualties was 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick. Neither Kinnick nor his plane were ever recovered. Lexington arrived at Pearl Harbor on 9 August 1943, and participated in a raid on Tarawa air bases in late September, followed by a raid against Wake Island in October, before returning to Pearl Harbor to prepare for the Gilbert Islands operation. From 1924 November, she made searches and flew sorties in the Marshalls, covering the landings in the Gilberts. Her aviators downed 29 enemy aircraft on 23 and 24 November. Her morning strike destroyed the SS Kembu Maru, damaged two cruisers, and accounted for 30 enemy aircraft. Her gunners splashed two of the enemy torpedo planes that attacked at midday, but were ordered not to open fire at night as Admiral Charles Pownall then in command believed it would give their position away he was later replaced. At 19:20 that night, a major air attack began while the task force was under way off Kwajalein. At 23:22, parachute flares from Japanese planes silhouetted the carrier, and 10 minutes later, she was hit by a torpedo on the starboard side, knocking out her steering gear. Nine people were killed, two on the fantail and seven in the chief petty officers’ mess room, which was a repair party station during general quarters. Four members of the affected repair party survived because they were sitting on a couch that apparently absorbed the shock of the explosion. Settling 5 feet (2 m) by the stern, the carrier began circling to port amidst dense clouds of smoke pouring from ruptured tanks aft. To maintain water-tight integrity, damage control crews were ordered to seal the damaged compartments and welded them shut, applying heavy steel plates where needed. An emergency hand-operated steering unit was quickly devised, and Lexington made Pearl Harbor for emergency repairs, arriving on 9 December. She reached Bremerton, Washington, on 22 December for full repairs, completed on 20 February 1944. Mitscher took Lexington as his flagship, and after a warm-up strike against Mille, the Fast Carrier Task Force began a series of operations against the Japanese positions in the central Pacific. She supported Army landings at Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) on 13 April, and then raided the strongpoint of Truk on 28 April. Heavy counterattacks left Lexington untouched, her planes splashing 17 enemy fighters, but for the second time, Japanese propaganda announced her sunk. A surprise fighter strike on Saipan on 11 June nearly eliminated all air opposition over the island, then battered it from the air for the next five days. On 16 June, Lexington fought off a fierce attack by Japanese torpedo bombers based on Guam, once again emerging unhurt, but’sunk’ a third time by propaganda pronouncements. As Japanese opposition to the Marianas operation provoked the Battle of the Philippine Sea on 1920 June, Lexingtonplayed a major role in TF 58′s great victory in what was later called the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot”. With over 300 enemy aircraft destroyed the first day, and a carrier, a tanker, and a destroyer sunk the second day, American aviators nearly knocked Japanese naval aviation out of the war; with the planes went the trained and experienced pilots without whom Japan could not continue air warfare at sea. Using Eniwetok as her base, Lexington sent aircraft on sorties over Guam and against the Palaus and Bonins into August. Her task force then blasted Okinawa on 10 October and Formosa two days later to destroy bases from which opposition to the Philippines campaign might be launched. She was again unscathed through the air battle fought after the Formosa assault. Battle of Leyte Gulf Now covering the Leyte landings, Lexington’s aircraft scored importantly in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the climactic American naval victory over Japan. While the carrier came under constant enemy attack in the engagement, her aircraft assisted in sinking Musashiand scored hits on three cruisers on 24 October. The next day, with Essex aircraft, they sank Chitose, and alone sank Zuikaku. Later in the day, they aided in sinking Zuih. As the retiring Japanese were pursued, her aircraft then sank Nachi with four torpedo hits on 5 November off Luzon. Later that day, Lexington was introduced to the kamikaze as a flaming Japanese aircraft crashed near her island, destroying most of the island structure and spraying fire in all directions. Within 20 minutes, major blazes were under control, and she was able to continue normal flight actions, as well as shooting down a kamikaze heading for Ticonderoga. On 9 November, Lexington arrived in Ulithi to repair battle damage while hearing that Tokyo once again claimed her sunk. Casualties were considered light despite the island structure’s destruction. Chosen as the flagship for Task Group 58.2 (TG 58.2) on 11 December, she struck at the airfields of Luzon and Formosa during the first nine days of January 1945, encountering little enemy opposition. Strikes were flown against Saipan, Camranh Bay in then Indochina, Hong Kong, the Pescadores, and Formosa. Task force planes sank four merchant ships and four escorts in one convoy and destroyed at least 12 in another, at Camranh Bay on 12 January. Leaving the China Sea on 20 January, Lexington sailed north to strike Formosa again on 21 January and Okinawa again on 22 January. After replenishing at Ulithi, TG 58.2 sailed on 10 February to hit airfields near Tokyo on 16 February 1945, [12] and on 17 February to minimize opposition to the Iwo Jima landings on 19 February. Lexingtonflew close support for the assaulting troops from 1922 February, then sailed for further strikes against the Japanese home islands and the Nansei Shoto before heading for overhaul at Puget Sound. Rear Admiral Sprague’s task force Lexington was combat-bound again on 22 May, sailing via Alameda and Pearl Harbor for San Pedro Bay, Leyte, where she joined Rear Admiral Thomas L. Sprague’s task force for the final round of air strikes which battered the Japanese home islands from July-15 August, when the last strike was ordered to jettison its bombs and return to Lexington on receiving word of Japanese surrender. During this period, she had launched attacks on Honsh and Hokkaid airfields, and Yokosuka and Kure naval bases to destroy the remnants of the Japanese fleet. She had also flown bombing attacks on industrial targets in the Tokyo area. After hostilities ended, her aircraft continued to fly air patrols over Japan, and dropped supplies to prisoner-of-war camps on Honsh. In December, she was used to ferry home servicemen in what was known as Operation Magic Carpet, arriving in San Francisco on 16 December. The item “WWII NAVY MEDAL WITH DOCUMENTS” is in sale since Wednesday, December 27, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “tarbridge” and is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.

Nov 30 2017

Wwii U. S. Navy/marine Corps Medal

Wwii U. S. Navy/marine Corps Medal

Wwii U. S. Navy/marine Corps Medal

Wwii U. S. Navy/marine Corps Medal

Wwii U. S. Navy/marine Corps Medal

Wwii U. S. Navy/marine Corps Medal

Wwii U. S. Navy/marine Corps Medal

Here we have a very fine World War II Navy & Marine Corps Medal that remains in excellent condition. The planchet is beautifully struck and with very fine detail. It is finished with the flat bronze finish that is characteristic to Navy/Marine Corps awards. The ribbon is strong, crisp and with vibrant color. The medal is mounted on a full wrap broach with matching finish to that of the planchet. The pin and roller lock assemblies are completely functional. This is an attractive example of a very difficult to find Navy/Marine Corps medal and one that remains in excellent condition. The Navy and Marine Corps Medal is the highest non-combat decoration awarded for heroism by the United States Department of the Navy to the members of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The decoration was established by an act of Congress on 7 August 1942. As the senior non-combat award for heroism, this award hinges on the actual level of personal life threatening risk experienced by the awardee. For heroic performance to rise to this level it must be clearly established that the act involved very specific life-threatening risk to the awardee. The Navy and Marine Corps Medal was first bestowed during World War II. One of the more noted recipients was President John F. Kennedy who was awarded the medal as commanding officer of Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 during World War II. The item “WWII U. S. NAVY/MARINE CORPS MEDAL” is in sale since Wednesday, November 15, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “thedogfacesoldier” and is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Nov 28 2017

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE

US WW1 WW2 Medal Order Badge Orden, Army, Navy, Air force, 9 Medals (3 Boxed), full Set, Selten, Rare!! 100% FULL SIZE MUSEUM REPLICA!! A fantastic part of American military history not to be missed at this low listing price. It would be extremely hard to find a much better example than this medal, in great condition. Would make a fantastic addition to any collection! Come exactly as pictured, so please look at the picture. 1x moh Lapel pin will be sent together for free! Limited Pieces, don’t Miss! Pls contact later for our Bankinfo. We will send the medals firstly to the free port Hongkong then from Hongkong to your countries, because we want to try to avoid the problems your countries!!! Please take it into consideration!!! Or you are not from EU and want to take the responsibilites, you can let us know via Message, We will send them from Gremany directly! Please see photo for details! We will take all the responsibilities, if you can not get it! 100% Customer satisfication Guarantee! The item “US ORDER BADGE WW1 WW2, Army, Navy, Air force, FULL SET OF MEDAL HONOR TOP RARE” is in sale since Thursday, September 28, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “hero-dream” and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Oct 28 2017

USN Autographed B-3A Gloves By Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squad Medal of Honor

USN Autographed B-3A Gloves By Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squad Medal of Honor

USN Autographed B-3A Gloves By Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squad Medal of Honor

USN Autographed B-3A Gloves By Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squad Medal of Honor

USN Autographed B-3A Gloves By Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squad Medal of Honor

USN Autographed B-3A Gloves By Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squad Medal of Honor

USN Autographed B-3A Gloves By Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squad Medal of Honor

USN Autographed B-3A GlovesBy Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squad, Winner Of the Medal of Honor. These gloves were autoghraphed by pappy at a C. Air show In the Early 1980s. Gregory “Pappy” Boyington (December 4, 1912 January 11, 1988) was an American combat pilot. Who was a United States Marine Corps. During World War II. He received both the Medal of Honor. And the Navy Cross. Boyington was initially a P-40 Warhawk. With the legendary “Flying Tigers”. (1st American Volunteer Group) in the Republic of China Air Force. At the end of 1941 and part of 1942, during the military conflict. And the beginning of World War II. In September 1942, he rejoined the Marine Corps (he had been an aviator before the war). In early 1943, he deployed to the South Pacific. And began flying combat missions as a Marine F4U Corsair. In September 1943, he took command of U. In January 1944, Boyington, outnumbered by Japanese “Zero”. Planes, was shot down into the Pacific Ocean. After downing one of the enemy planes. He was captured by a Japanese submarine. Crew and was held as a prisoner of war. For more than a year and a half. He was released shortly after the surrender of Japan. And a few days before the official surrender documents were signed. The item “USN Autographed B-3A Gloves By Pappy Boyington Black Sheep Squad Medal of Honor” is in sale since Thursday, March 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Military”. The seller is “aviationetc” and is located in Toms River, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Oct 5 2017

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII

WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII. You’re looking at. Imperial Japanese 3rd Class Order of the Rising Sun with the case. It is a wonderful item! It is absolutely guaranteed to be authentic. The item in the picture is the one you will receive actually. The word, Kunkou Seishou, is on the medal. It means it shows the achievement. Thank you for looking. I will send the invoice. Certain images/photos incorporated into this template are the royalty free property of Northwestern University Library. Auctiva Free Image Hosting. Show off your items with Auctiva’s Listing Templates. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “WW2 JAPANESE 3rd ORDER THE RISING SUN medal army navy Japan WAR SILVER WWII” is in sale since Friday, August 05, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “saintjohn2011″ and is located in Kobe. This item can be shipped worldwide.