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Lot 443: Grouping of Bomber-Themed Items

Grouping of Bomber-Themed Items, Including Photos and a Patch from the 455th Bomb Group

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 443: Grouping of Bomber-Themed Items

Grouping of Bomber-Themed Items, Including Photos and a Patch from the 455th Bomb Group

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Grouping of Bomber-Themed Items, Including Photos and a Patch from the 455th Bomb Group

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The grouping includes three photographs, a map with map envelope, an armband, and an embroidered patch. One picture is of a line of parked bombers being refueled, noted on the back "Iceland -May 45/on our way home/Earl Sivey", another of an aviator standing in front of the B24 Liberator "Tahelenbak" (records show Tahelenbak as a bomber with the 701st Bomber Squadron, 455th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force), and the third of three bombers in flight, with the latter two stamped as cleared by censors and with "Earl Sivey" noted on the back. The armband is the "invasion/paratrooper" pattern, with a white treated paper base and red and blue printing to make the American flag. The envelope is marked "C/D/MAPS/ONLY", and the map is cloth construction, covering Holland, Northeast France, West/Central Germany and parts of Belgium. The patch is embroidered on black felt, featuring a gremlin-like creature riding a bomb out of a falling bomber, a design associated with the 702nd Bomber Squadron of the 445th Bomb Group. Provenance: The Putnam Green/Sycamore Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine overall. The envelope and the armband show staining and wear appropriate to age, and the map is good with some edge fraying. The pictures are in very good order, and the patch shows minor stains and sharp detail.



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