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 WWII Medals and Documents
U.S.S. Reuben James sinking, October 31, 1941 - National Archives photo USS Reuben James
MM-395   Fantastic WWII paper grouping fro a a Naval Officer killed on board the USS Reuben James in October of 1941, 5 weeks before Pearl Harbor!! President Roosevelt had declared that any US ship feeling threatened by German U-Boats could fire upon them, in response to Germans firing on a US Ship protecting a convoy on route to England in September of 1941. The Germans, in response to this, sunk 2 ships during the month of October. The desire to remain neutral was so powerful, that no automatic declaration of War was put forth. Even with these actions, War was not going to be a sure thing. Roosevelt had run on an Anti War ticket and so American neutrality was something most Americans wanted to maintain. Pearl Harbor changed all that and the debate was ended. War was declared. Includes Purple Heart Certificate, Accolade Document, Commission, Naval Certificate and 2 documents from his Father's WWI service. $595ON HOLD
MM-394   Scarce Navy contract matt finish Air Medal in the short titled case. Choice. $185
MM-393    Very interesting WWII 9TH Division North African Campaign KIA Purple Heart grouping. Cased Purple Heart with government engraving and numbering, Gold Star Mothers certificate, Purple Heart Certificate, boxed casket flag (mothed), original telegram and envelope notifying family of the death, newspaper clipping, cards, letter, photos and research. $725 $SOLD$
MM-392   Normandy KIA Purple Heart with Purple Heart certificate and Accolade Document in the original mailing tube. Choice condition overall. This Soldier was killed on June 10TH, 1944 during the breakout from the Normandy Beachhead, while a member of the 358TH Infantry, 90TH Division. $600 $SOLD$
MM-391   WWII KIA 35TH Division, Battle of the Bulge, Purple Heart grouping. Includes Purple Heart, case, shipping box, letters first declaring him missing in action, then later killed in action. Letter describing his death on January 1, when his company was surrounded by the enemy and kept under fire from all sides for 24 hours. Plaque from his grave cross as well as letters and telegrams concerning his body being shipped back to the states. Loads of other paperwork concerning 2 brothers in service, 1 Navy and 1 Coast Artillery. Great set. $595 $SOLD$
MM-390  Very nice WWII KIA Purple Heart for a member of the 4TH Division killed in august of 1944.. $410
MM-389   WWII Purple Heart shipping box with label for a Soldier killed in action in Italy in the attempted captured of Hill 444 in Italy. $60
  MM-388  Very clean 88TH Division KIA Purple Heart with memorial document and full research package for a Rifleman who was a casualty in Italy on Oct, 18TH, 1944. $435$SOLD$

On the 17th, the "Krautkillers","349TH Infantry," took San Clemente, established a road block east of the town and placed troops on Hill 435 to the northeast. Since the enemy made every possible attempt to stop the advance from this point, it became apparent that Mt. Grande was the key to the entire enemy defensive line.Time was growing short. If Mt. Grande was to be taken at all it would have to be done before the Germans had an opportunity to reinforce it with fresh troops and organize for a last-ditch stand.

 

MM-387  121ST Infantry, 8TH Division KIA Purple Heart with engraved "Gold Star Mothers Pin and full research package. This Soldier was MIA on July 28TH, 1944 $450
Pvt. Steve Moore, 34151753, Company K. 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division.  Killed in Action on 28 July 1944 in France.  Born on 29 September 1919, he entered the service on 2 October 1941 from Hayes, Louisiana. 

 
MM-386  Very rare WWII KIA B-17 atrocity/ casualty. This Gunner was murdered by the SS after being taken as a prisoner of War. Crewman's KIA Purple Heart. This plane s/n 43-37556, 751st Squadron, piloted by Lt William Dawson, was hit by 20 mm shells in the tail section and the #2 and #3 engines. This was a lead plane with two navigators and an Air Commander flying as copilot and the regular copilot flying in the tail gun position. The aircraft left the formation, climbed sharply and then dove to about 25000 ft. A fire seemed to develop in the tail section and while the pilot held the plane level several parachutes were seen to leave the plane before it blew up. One member of the crew were killed and nine became POW's. Lt Korb reported that McDaniel broke his leg in landing and Sgt Harden was shot in the hand by civilian fire while descending in his parachute. This atrocity is documented in the published War Crimes Trail of the SS Officer in charge. Atrocity Purple Hearts are among the most rare. $795
MM-385  Choice WWII Navy and Marine Corps Purple Heart with the purple, "Coffin box" Medal and box are choice. $385
MM-384  WWII KIA Purple Heart for a member of the 3RD Division killed in action during the 3RD Divisions fighting in Italy. Complete with research package. $415
After shakedown, Shubrick sailed for North Africa with a large convoy on 8 June 1943. Reaching her destination, she prepared for Operation Husky and, on 10 July, provided fire support for the Amphibious Battle of Gela, Sicily. She engaged enemy shore batteries and broke up an enemy tank concentration, then retired to protect the transports offshore. On 11 and 12 July, she shot down two aircraft. After two trips to Bizerte and another period of shore bombardment, she escorted the cruiser Savannah (CL-42) to Palermo. There, during a night air raid on 4 August, Shubrick was hit amidships by a 500-pound bomb which caused flooding of two main machinery spaces and left the ship without power. Nine were killed and 20 wounded in the attack.
MM-382   Very nice 2ND Division, 23RD Infantry Regiment, Soldiers Government engraved KIA Purple Heart. During the period of 13 to 23 Jan. while attached to the First Division, the Regiment fought under the most severe climatic conditions. It spearheaded a drive that broke the determined enemy resistance in the vital Ondenval-Iveldingen Pass to clear the way for armored thrusts into St. Vith, Belgium. Sleet, rain and bitter cold froze the men's clothing to their bodies as they, struggled through waist-deep snow over rough terrain. The enemy forces, principally the 8th Regiment, 3rd Panzer Division, were decimated. So heavy were enemy losses in men and material that the 8th Regiment ceased to exist as a fighting force. $415  $SOLD$
MM-381   3RD Division, 15TH Infantry Purple Heart for a Soldier Killed in the Invasion if Sicily. The 15th Infantry was part of the 3rd Infantry Division's "Task Force Joss" in the invasion of Sicily on July 1943. The Regiment fought with distinction at Palermo, Messina, and elsewhere in the Sicilian Campaign. $415
MM-374   Important 1ST Division, Normandy, June 6TH 1944 KIA Purple Heart/ Bronze Star pair!! Government engraved Purple Heart with original box, Bronze Star, Government engraved with box. Includes research. Normandy June 6TH, Purple Hearts are among the most sought after of all Purple Heart sets and seldom come up fro sale. $3895  
MM-380  Interesting 104TH Infantry Division KIA Purple Heart with Purple Heart Certificate and Accolade Document. Includes copies of research and interment doc. Killed 11/18/44. $675 

 

On 16 November, following the biggest air assault of World War II (2,400 bombers), the Division, from its positions in the Aachen-Verlantenheide area, launched an assault on the pill boxes and other fortifications of the Siegfried Line and clawed it's way past Hill 287 and through the heavily defended fortress towns and cities of Stolberg, Rohe, Helrath, Durwiz, Eschweiler, Putzlohn, Volkenrath, Weisweiler, Frenz, Lamersdorf, Inden, and Merken to the banks of the Roer River opposite Duren.
MM-379  Nice 38TH Infantry, 3RD Division ETO WIA Purple Heart and Bronze Star, both officially Government engraved with research. $395 Sold$
  MM-376  Very nice 94TH Division, 302ND Infantry Regiment KIA purple Heart and Documents. Includes cased Government engraved Purple Heart, Accolade Certificate and Purple Heart certificate. He was killed in action during his units attack on Campholz Wood and the town of Sinz. $585
MM-375   Nice 9TH Division WIA Government engraved Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Divisional Unit History and paperwork.$450
    MM-373  Very rare Government engraved Purple Heart for a member of the 10TH Mountain Division who was killed in action. $650
MM-372   34TH Silver Star only partially researched. Nahrwold, formerly of the Indiana National Guard, was awarded the Silver Star for action outlined in General Order 62 from HQ of the 34TH Division. $375 $SOLD$
MM-371   War time Bronze Star in the original box. This 1944 dated example is typical for those given in the field. No fancy presentation box, just a throw away cardboard version. Seldom seen. $35
MM-370   WWII 37TH Division KIA Purple Heart for a Soldier killed in the Pacific. Government engraved Purple Heart is in choice condition. $425
MM-369   Very nice 45TH Division Purple Heart for a Soldier who was killed after the crossing of the Tiber River in the flanking of Rome. Document has some stains and folds as shown, but a great combat unit. $495 $SOLD$
MM-367   Very nice US Navy Purple Heart commemorating the Service of a Sailor killed in action when the USS Cooper was Torpedoed in the early AM of December 3RD, 1944 when after attacking and destroying the Japanese Destroyer Kuma and a second smaller Destroyer before being struck amid ships by a Torpedo and sank in less than 1 minute. Includes original short titled case and original mailing box. $1095
MM-366   Very historic 30TH Infantry, 3RD Division 1944 Purple Heart for a Soldier killed during the Invasion of Southern France. $425$SOLD$
  MM-363   Very nice 37TH Division KIA Purple Heart with full research packet. Classic Government engraving. $425
MM-360  Early numbered Air Medal in the early untitled case with narrow broach hook. $195
MM-358  Very nice Silver Star/ Purple Heart pair for a member of the 71ST Infantry Regiment of the, 44TH Infantry Division. Well researched for citation. $1095
MM-354  WWII Purple Heart for  a member of the 357TH Infantry, 90TH Division during th e Rhineland Campaign. Full research packet included. $425ON HOLD
By the 17th, the Regiment had broken through the entire enemy defense line, turned
south, and in two days it closed up to the Nied River in the vicinity of Brecklange.   Here the advance was halted on order.   The crossing of the Moselle River by the 90th Division brought the personal commendation of the Third Army Commander, General George S.  Patton, Jr., and was described by him as a feat of military arms unsurpassed.

 

 
 MM-351  WWII 44TH Division Purple Heart, excellent condition overall, government engraved and numbered on the rim.  The 44th Infantry Division landed in France via Cherbourg, 15 September 1944, and trained for a month before entering combat, 18 October 1944, when it relieved the 79th Division in the vicinity of Foret de Parroy, east of Luneville, France, to take part in the Seventh Army drive to secure several passes in the Vosges Mountains. Within 6 days, the Division was hit by a heavy German counterattack, 25-26 October.  $425
MM-348  Early numbered Air Medal. The early versions were numbered on the back of the wrap broach and most found their way to early members of the 8TH Air Force for missions in 1942-43. Excellent condition. $195
MM-347  41ST Division KIA Purple Heart with classic Government engraving. $435
  MM-332  British made 2 place ribbon bar set. $20
MM-328   Very nice cased WWII Purple Heart in the small purple "coffin box". Late War style PH with letter describing who the Purple Heart was for and which battle it was received. Includes this Marine's original unit history, where he has circled his name. Very nice WIA set. $495
  MM-324  WWII Air Medal with 2 clusters. Excellent condition. $70
MM-323   Very nice 350TH Infantry, 88TH Division KIA Purple Heart with Certificate and accolade with original mailing tube. Medal is officially government impressed. This small font was used for just a short time as it was found that the lettering was too small, and is scarce. $695
MM-322   Very nice early Bailey Banks and Biddle Silver Star purchased from the Veteran in 1992. Including his very modest description. Like many WWII Vets, they claim they didn't do anything important, it was other Soldiers that were the heros. $295
MM-313    WWII US Navy Air Medal and case. Short titled case with wide ribbon and matt finish medal. Mint condition. $225ON HOLD
MM-296  WWII KIA Gold Star Mothers Pin with engraved initials. $20
MM-293  Nice 30TH Division KIA Purple Heart Certificate and Accolade document with original mailing tube. $245ON HOLD
  MM-290  WWII Navy Cross with Legion of Merit. $25
  MM-268  British made ribbon bar, Air Medal, ETO Campaign Medal and American Campaign. $35
MM-254    WWII Pacific Theater Battle Streamer. $35
  MM-253   WWII Pacific Theater Battle Streamer. $35
MM-252   WWII Pacific Theater Battle Streamer. $35
MM-251   WWII Pacific Theater Battle Streamer. $35
  MM-195a  WWII Government impressed Good Conduct Medal. $30
  MM-194a   WWII Good Conduct Medal $20
  MM-169  US Navy Expert Rifleman Medal. Choice condition. $75
MM-175  WWII Government named Good Conduct Medal. $30
  MM-141  1940s Distinguished Service Cross, watered Silk replacement ribbon. $20 per foot.
MM-121  1930s-40s WWII Silver Clusters for Medals and Ribbon Bars. $5 each
  MM-119  Original 1930s-40s watered silk Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Ribbon, old stock. $15 for a 1 foot length.
  MM-118  Original 1930s-40s watered silk Air Medal Cross Medal Ribbon, old stock. $15 for a 1 foot length
  MM-116  American Campaign and Pacific Campaign ribbon. 1940s stock. $10 per foot.
  MM-115  Philippine Defense ribbon. 1940s stock. $10 per foot.
  MM-114  Presidential Unit Citation ribbon. 1940s stock. $10 per foot.
  MM-113  US Navy Sharpshooter Ribbons. 1930s-40s stock. Your choice of the 3 varieties. (Expert Rifle Sold Out) $10 per foot.
  MM-112  US Coast Guard Sharpshooter Ribbons. 1930s-40s stock. Your choice of the 3 varieties. $10 per foot.
  MM-111  Original 1930s-40s watered silk Coast Guard Good conduct Medal Ribbon, old stock. $15 for a 1 foot length
  MM-103  Named WWII Good conduct. $25 $SOLD$
  MM-102  Named WWII Good conduct. $25
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