100% ORIGINAL ISSUE PIECE. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Romania, Bulgaria, Mexico, China, Macau, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Montenegro. The item “USA MOH ARMY MEDAL. TYPE 1. NOT NAMED. WITH MAKER’S NAME. ORIGINAL! VERY RARE” is in sale since Thursday, January 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “worldmedals” and is located in NS. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States, France, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Russian federation.
100% ORIGINAL ISSUE PIECE. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Romania, Bulgaria, Mexico, China, Macau, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Montenegro. The item “USA MOH ARMY MEDAL. TYPE 2. NOT NAMED. WITH MAKER’S NAME. ORIGINAL! VERY RARE” is in sale since Thursday, January 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “worldmedals” and is located in NS. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States, France, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan.
STUDLEY & DAVIDSON OF PHILADELPHIA. The China Relief Expedition Medal was established for the Navy by Navy Department Special Orders Number 81 and for the Marine Corps by Navy Department Special Orders Number 82 on June 27, 1908. The China Relief Expedition Medal was awarded for qualifying service between the inclusive dates of May 24, 1900, and May 17, 1901. The China Relief Expedition Medal was awarded to Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served ashore with the China Relief Expedition between May 24, 1900, and May 27, 1901, or who were assigned to certain designated ships in support of the China Relief Expedition. The China Relief Expedition Medal was worn after the Philippine Campaign Medal and before the Cuban Pacification Medal. No devices were established for the China Relief Expedition Medal. Navy China Relief Expedition Medal #1 was issued to Rear Admiral Bowman H. McCalla on November 10, 1908; Marine Corps China Relief Expedition Medal #1 was issued to Sergeant John M. Adams (who also earned the Medal of Honor during the China Relief Expedition). In the center of a bronze medallion one and a quarter inches in diameter, a gate in the Chinese style in front of which is a dragon in profile. The whole is surrounded by the words, CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION in the upper half and the date 1900 (or 1901) in the exergue. The gate is the Chienmen, the main gate to the walled city of Peking. The dragon at the bottom is the Imperial dragon, representing the government which supported the Boxers, and the date refers to the year of the campaign. In the center of a bronze medallion, an eagle with its wings displayed is shown alight upon an anchor with draped chain, over the words FOR SERVICE in raised letters. At the base of the medal, and following the contour of its rim, there is an elongated wreath composed of oak on the left and laurel on the right. Following the contour of the upper portion of the medal, the words UNITED STATES NAVY (or) UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS are shown in raised letters. The eagle is the American bald eagle and represents the United States. The anchor and draped chain allude to naval service. Oak represents strength and laurel represents victory. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you! The item “U. S. ARMY CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION MEDAL WRAP BROOCH STUDLEY/DAVIDSON TYPE” is in sale since Tuesday, October 1, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “medal_mulisha_store” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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UNITED STATES ARMY INDIAN WARS CAMPAIGN MEDAL , W/ FULL WRAP BROOCH. NORTHERN STAMPING LATE 1930S CONTRACT. RIBBON DRAPE TESTED UV NEGATIVE AS SHOWN. The Indian Campaign Medal is a decoration established by War Department General Orders 12, 1907. The medal was retroactively awarded to any soldier of the U. Army who had participated in the American Indian Wars against the Native Americans between 1865 to 1891. The Indian Campaign Medal was established by War Department General Orders 12 in 1907. It was created at the same time as the Civil War Campaign Medal. The initial ribbon was all red; however, two black stripes were added in December 1917 because of the similarity to a ribbon used by the French for the French Legion of Honor. Campaign streamers of the same design as the service ribbon are authorised for display by units receiving campaign credit participation for Indian Wars as early as 1790. The inscriptions for streamers displayed on the organizational flag will be as indicated in the unit’s lineage and honours. The inscriptions for the 14 streamers displayed on the Army flag are listed in AR 840-10 and AR 600-8-22. The Code of Federal Regulations declares service in the following campaigns as requirements for award of the Indian Campaign Medal. Southern Oregon, Idaho, northern California, and Nevada between 1865 and 1868. Against the Comanches and confederate tribes in Kansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and Indian Territory between 1867 and 1875. Modoc War between 1872 and 1873. Against the Apaches in Arizona in 1873. Against the Northern Cheyennes and Sioux between 1876 and 1877. Nez Perce War in 1877. Bannock War in 1878. Against the Northern Cheyennes between 1878 and 1879. Against the Sheep-Eaters, Piutes, and Bannocks between June and October, 1879. Against the Utes in Colorado and Utah between September 1879 and November 1880. Against the Apaches in Arizona and New Mexico between 1885 and 1886. Against the Sioux in South Dakota between November 1890 and January 1891. Against hostile Indians in any other action in which United States troops were killed or wounded between 1865 and 1891. The Code of Federal Regulations describes the medal as follows. The medal of bronze is 114 inches in diameter. On the obverse is a mounted Indian facing sinister, wearing a war bonnet, and carrying a spear in his right hand. Above the horseman are the words Indian Wars, and below, on either side of a buffalo skull, the circle is completed by arrowheads, conventionally arranged. On the reverse is a trophy, composed of an eagle perched on a cannon supported by crossed flags, rifles, an Indian shield, spear, and quiver of arrows, a Cuban machete, and a Sulu kriss. Below the trophy are the words For Service. The whole is surrounded by a circle composed of the words United States Army in the upper half and thirteen stars in the lower half. The medal is suspended by a ring from a silk moire ribbon 138inches in length and 138 inches in width composed of a red stripe (14 inch), black stripe (316 inch), red band (12inch), black stripe (316 inch), and red stripe (14 inch). The Indian Campaign Medal was issued as a one-time decoration only and there were no devices or service stars authorized for those who had participated in multiple actions. The only attachment authorized to the medal was the silver citation star, awarded for meritorious or heroic conduct. The silver citation star was the predecessor of the Silver Star and was awarded to eleven soldiers between 1865 and 1891. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you! The item “U. S. ARMY INDIAN WARS CAMPAIGN MEDAL LATE 1930S NORTHERN STAMPING CONTRACT” is in sale since Thursday, September 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “medal_mulisha_store” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Here is a fantastic and rare recruitment banner for the American Red Cross, circa 1917-18. It measures 21 x 36. Condition: intact but wrinkled and stained, as shown in pictures. Some of the ink has bled. Cotton is strong and supple. The item “WWI US Army Red Cross cotton printed recruitment banner 21 x 36 1900s” is in sale since Tuesday, April 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “truthbeautypower” and is located in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
US Army Rifle Excellence in Competition Marksman Badge, Inf. Named 1931,35,38 to Major Clearfield Wade. CONDITION IS AS SEEN IN PHOTOS SHOWN ABOVE. DISPLAY CASE NOT INCLUDED. The item “US Army Rifle Excellence in Competition Marksman Badge, Inf. Named 1931,35,38″ is in sale since Wednesday, November 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “c_voig3″ and is located in Port Townsend, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.
This listing is for a really neat original 1927 panoramic photo of the early flying corps. The group is assembled in front of the planes with some great vies of the hangars. Photo is titled Second Group Reserve Officer Training Corps, Selfridge Field Michigan Aug. 22, 1927 Harley W Lake, Major Air Reserve, Commanding. Ink stamp on back and blind stamp on front for Kalec & Forster Photographers, Detroit. Measures 26″ long x 8″ wide. This is fresh from a closet and shows normal wear and patina for an item of this vintage. Pics give an accurate portrayal of condition. I WILL BE LISTING OTHER INTERESTING ANTIQUES THIS WEEK SO PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER AUCTIONS!! Please look at the photos to get an idea of what this is. Photos accurately reflect the condition on this item. I may not be able to answer your questions immediately, but every question will be answered. Realistic reserve set just to protect my investment, if there is a reserve at all. Good luck and thanks for looking!! Selfridge Air National Guard Base or Selfridge ANGB (IATA: MTC, ICAO: KMTC, FAA LID: MTC) is an Air National Guard installation located in Harrison Township, Michigan, near Mount Clemens. Selfridge Field was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entry into World War I in April 1917. The host organization is the 127th Wing (127 WG) of the Michigan Air National Guard, but a variety of Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Army Reserve, Army National Guard and active duty Coast Guard units use the facility as well.  In 1971, Selfridge ANGB became the largest and most complex joint Reserves Forces base in the United States, a position it held until surpassed by NAS JRB Fort Worth (former Carswell AFB) in the late 1990s. Army Garrison-Selfridge serves the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) supporting tank construction in the Detroit area.  Civil Air Patrolcivilian organizations at Selfridge are the 176th Selfridge Composite Squadron and the headquarters of the Michigan Wing. Selfridge is home to Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines and Marine Wing Support Group 47 MWSG-47. [better source needed] Selfridge Military Air Museum The on-base Selfridge Military Air Museum is operated by the Michigan Air Guard Historical Association, exhibits photos and artifacts of military aerospace history, and has an outdoor Air Park of over 30 aircraft. Selfridge Air National Guard Base is named after 1st Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge was detailed for aeronautical duty in April 1908 after being an assistant to Professor Alexander Graham Bell who was conducting aeronautical experiments in Nova Scotia. He was killed on 17 September 1908 while flying as a passenger with Orville Wright at Fort Myer, Virginia.  Selfridge was the first person to be killed in a crash of a powered aircraft. World War I The origins of Selfridge Air National Guard Base date to 1916 when a large tract of land on Lake St. Clair, Michigan, was acquired by the Packard Motor Car Companyat the urging of Packard president Henry B. Joy, who took a great interest in aviation and led the company to begin developing aircraft engines for use in aircraft engaged in World War I combat in Europe. In the spring of 1917, lobbying began in Washington to locate a military airfield at the site of the Joy Aviation Field on Lake St. The United States had just officially entered World War I on 7 April. Proponents of the site pointed out the advantages of the field’s proximity to the auto capital of the nation and the availability of the lake for practice bombing.  In May 1917, it was announced that Joy Aviation Field would be included as a training Camp as part of the expansion of the Air Service, becoming one of only nine military airfields in the country at the time. The United States Army leased the 640 acres (260 ha) of land, and construction commenced immediately to provide the necessary road and rail access to the site. Within a month, the newspaper was reporting that 1,000 men were at work at the field constructing hangars, barracks, supply depots, machine shops and a school building. On 9 July, the first training aircraft, a Curtiss JN-4D arrived at the new airfield, and the base was gearing up to train men in flying, bombing, radio and photography for the war effort. The first pilots were members of the 8th and 9th Aero Squadrons, and Captain Byron Q. Jones was the first commander at Selfridge. Actual training of pilots began on 16 July 1917, three months after war was declared. Some of these students, a few of them from Mount Clemens area, were given a few flights and then, within two weeks, were whisked overseas for advanced training and to meet the enemy. During the summer of 1917, 72 men won aviator ratings and logged over 3,700 flying hours. From that time on, hundreds of young men passed through Selfridge Air Pilot School for the four weeks of training which qualified them for a commission. Then they were on their way as instructors to the front or to the other flying schools. Being established throughout the country.  Training units assigned to Selfridge Field were: Post Headquarters, Selfridge Field October 1919 40th Aero Squadron, August 1917 Re-designated as Squadron “A”, JulyNovember 1918 380th Aero Squadron, January 1918 Re-designated as Squadron “B”, JulyNovember 1918 Squadron “C”, AugustNovember 1918 Squadron “D”, AugustNovember 1918 Squadron “E”, AugustNovember 1918 Flying School Detachment (Consolidation of Squadrons A-E), November 1918 November 1919 Flying was considered impractical in Michigan during the winter months, so the student pilots were sent to Gerstner Field at Lake Charles, Louisiana, and to Chapman Field at Miami, Florida, and Selfridge was transformed into a mechanics school for the winter months. From this school, which lasted until the end of March 1918, 700 qualified mechanics were graduated. Six squadrons from Kelly Field, Texas, were sent to Selfridge for study in the shops.  The training center suffered an early setback in March 1918, as the Clinton River flooded the entire site and all personnel were evacuated to schools and churches in nearby Mount Clemens.  On 1 April 1, 1918 preparations got underway for the opening of a new gunnery school. Instructors were borrowed from the French, British and Canadian flying corps. By July 1918, Selfridge had reached its peak performance in gunnery training. Over 250 students were enrolled at one time, and on one occasion 52 planes were in the air over the field simultaneously. Classes were so filled that 150 Lewis air guns, 60 Lewis ground guns, 80 Marlin air guns, 90 camera guns and 10 aerial cameras were in use daily. By the end of World War I, the young base had 1,028 enlisted men and 200 officers. It had trained 72 pilots and 700. Mechanics, and 1,002 men had attended gunnery school.  The 1918 Armistice with Germany ended World War I. The end of the war, however, produced some major changes. From a training field producing mechanics and gunners, Selfridge became a pursuit (fighter) field, but men who had enlisted for the duration of the war were being discharged, and no new students were being trained.  Inter-War period Beginning 27 June 1919, Selfridge became the home of the 1st Pursuit Group, currently the oldest combat group in the Air Force. The group was organized in France during World War I and like many others, was demobilized after the war then re-created in 1919. It remained based at Selfridge for approximately 20 years.  Many notable names are included in the group’s roster including George H. Brett, James “Jimmy” Doolittle, Carl A. Spaatz, Curtis LeMay, Frank O. Hunter, Emmett “Rosie” O’Donnell, Earle E. Partridge, Paul Wurtsmith and over 100 men who rose to the rank of Air Force general (“Home of Generals”).  The uncertain future of Selfridge Field, however, caused the 1st Pursuit Group to be moved to Kelly Field, Texas, shortly after its return. On 28 August 1919, following an order from Washington, all but 40 men left for Texas airfields. Finally reduced to a staff of only 14 civilians, Selfridge Field for all practical purposes ceased to exist for government officials. Until 1921, the government leased Selfridge Field from Henry B. But when the National Aeronautics Advisory Committee pointed out the field’s proximity to the mechanical and industrial centers of Detroit, the price was paid. In 1922, Selfridge was declared a permanent installation under command of Maj. Carl “Tooey” Spaatz, who later became Chief of Staff for the Air Force.  Air races at Selfridge from 1922 through the 1930s included the first John Mitchell Trophy Race named for John L. Mitchell and last held in 1936 at Selfridge, the Pulitzer Trophy Race, and the Curtiss Trophy Race and Boeing Trophy.  In 1925, planes equipped with ice skids left Selfridge for Camp Skeel in Oscoda, Michigan to determine the usefulness of airplanes in harsh winter. Squadron commander Thomas Lamphier declared the test a success and proclaimed that similarly planes could be used to in Arctic regions. Navy came to Selfridge in 1927 when Torpedo Squadron 31 (VT-31) was briefly assigned to the base. The squadron had only one aircraft, a Consolidated NY-1, which was used for training the squadron’s Naval Air Reserve pilots. The squadron left before the end of the year, moving to a hangar in downtown Detroit. Naval Aviation would return to Selfridge in 1969 following the closing of Naval Air Station Grosse Ile and the establishment of Naval Air Facility Detroit. During the 1930s and 1940s, squadrons “from Selfridge [frequently] performed maneuvers over Detroit, [causing delight to] local citizens”.  In 1935, Selfridge became part of the top-level General Headquarters (GHO), Air Force, along with five other strategically located installations: Mitchel Field in New York, Langley Field in Virginia, Barksdale Field in Louisiana, March Field in California and Hamilton Field in California. A large expansion program was launched in 1939 to train four new pursuit groups at Selfridge for eventual assignment to other GHQ fields.  The outbreak of war in Europe in 1939 again brought many changes to Selfridge Field. The 17th Pursuit Squadron, a member of the 1st Pursuit Group since June 1918, was reassigned to the Philippines. More Selfridge pilots left for the Pacific in a surprise move early in 1940, when 40 pilots and mechanics volunteered to serve with Gen. Claire Chennault and his Flying Tigers. They left for Rangoon early in the summer.  World War II Selfridge was a World War II army airfield of the First Air Force and the location where Colonel Lawrence P. Hickey headed a cadre that organized the VIII Interceptor Command on 19 January 1942 (transferred to Charleston AAF on 13 February, arrived RAF High Wycombe on 12 May).  On 29 March 1943, the 332d Fighter Group of the Tuskegee Airmen completed its move to Selfridge.  The commander of the Tuskegee’s European and Mediterranean operations was Colonel Benjamin O. The first black officer to graduate from West Point in the 20th century, and later the first black Air Force general.  Scandal hit Selfridge on 5 May,  1943 when the commander Colonel William Colman was charged with shooting Private William MacRae, a black chauffeur who was assigned to drive him.  Early reports stated that the incident occurred because Colman’s regular driver was off-duty and a dispatcher was unaware of his standing order that he not have a black driver. Colman was found guilty of careless use of firearms after a court martial and demoted to captain. However, he was acquitted of 23 other charges that included authorizing illegal transfers, accepting bribes and theft of government property.  The 477th Composite Group was formed at Selfridge on 15 January 1944 to train Tuskegee Airmen with Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighters and North American B-25 Mitchell bombers. Following a reprimand of the Selfridge AAF commander for segregating blacks, the Group relocated without any prior warning or notification to its personnel to Godman Field, Kentucky, on 5 May 1944. United States Air Force After World War II Selfridge expanded to its present size of 3,600 acres (1,500 ha), and in 1947 the Selfridge Field was renamed Selfridge Air Force Base.  The base grew steadily and soundly, acquiring impressive buildings and long concrete strips. In 1950, Headquarters for the Tenth Air Force, which was in charge of all Air Reserve records for a 13-state area in the Midwest, moved to Selfridge. It recalled and trained Air Reservists, and as an administrative group, the Tenth was the largest of the tenant units at Selfridge.  From 19471970 the base hosted three successive Cold War aircraft units: the 56th Fighter Wing (28 July 1947 1952), which conducted the first west-to-east jet fighter transatlantic crossing (US to Scotland via Greenland, 1948); the 4708th Defense (later Air Defense) Wing from 19521956; the 439th Fighter-Bomber Wing (19527); and the 1st Fighter Wing (Air Defense) from 19561970.  The units’ Selfridge aircraft were F-51 Mustangs (439th, 1953-4), Lockheed P-80 Shooting Stars (439th 1953-6, 56th), F-84 Thunderstreaks (439th), North American F-86D Sabres (1st), and F-102 Delta Daggers (1st). In April 1954, the Selfridge’s 13th Fighter-Intercepter Squadron of the 4708th Air Defense Wing won the Eastern Air Defense Force rocket gunnery championship; and on 10 May 1956, a Selfridge F-86D accidentally fired 22 Mighty Mouse rocketswhile on the ground.  In November 1957, Air Defense Command (ADC) assumed control of Selfridge AFB.  In the fall of 1959, the inactivation of Tenth Air Force began, and it was completed by July 1960. At that time, the 5th Air Force Reserve Region was established at Selfridge. Also added as a tenant in July was the 4045th Air Refueling Wing, Strategic Air Command (SAC).  On May 8, 1964, disaster struck the area north of the base. A tornado cut a wide swath along the shores of Lake St. Clair, causing some damage to the base and bringing injury, death and destruction to the local area. The base was quick to render aid to its distressed neighbors, providing emergency medical care, sending vehicles to help clear away the debris and furnishing emergency shelters for those made homeless by the storm.  In 1965, the Strategic Air Command announced that the 4045th Air Refueling Wing was to be discontinued beginning in 1966. In the continually changing pattern of uses of the Selfridge facility, plans were announced for the activation of the U. Coast Guard Air Station, Detroit, at Selfridge. A new Wing Commander, Col. Rosebush, also arrived in August from Headquarters, Pacific Command. In July, 1966, the Coast Guard moved to Selfridge Air Force Base as a tenant.  From 19501974, the Selfridge AFB radar station, including a Missile Master Army Air Defense Command Post after 1960, provided ground-controlled interception coverage for interceptor aircraft and surface-to-air missiles. Selfridge was the 1950 location of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB) 28th Air Defense Artillery Group for the Army’s Detroit Defense Area, part of Army Air Defense Command. Beginning in 1955, the base also had Project Nike radars for dual launch sites on Selfridge AFB at 42°3546N 82°494W with battery D-14 in service until February 1963 and co-located battery D-16 continuing until June 1971. The “shared” Selfridge integrated fire control (IFC) area was at 42°3555N 82°499W.  The 3d Battalion, 517th Artillery manned the Nike facilities.  On 29 October 1969, the Secretary of Defense announced Project 703, a program calling for a reduction of military forces as a result of budgetary cuts. As a result, the 1st Fighter Wing was inactivated on 31 December, and a 33-year chapter in the history of Selfridge came to an end. The 94th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron prepared to move to Wurtsmith Air Force Base near Oscoda, Michigan, and elements of the 1st Combat Support Group were re-designated the 4708th Air Base Group on 1 January 1970.  Michigan Air National Guard The Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing moved its entire operation from Detroit Metropolitan Airport near Romulus to Selfridge in December, 1970. The 127th became the largest flying unit on the base, and Air National Guard jets dominated the Selfridge skies. On 1 July 1971, Selfridge Air Force Base was transferred to the Michigan Air National Guard, becoming the first major active Air Force base to come under control of the Air National Guard. At Selfridge Air National Guard Base, the 127th Wing (127 WG) is the host wing to more than 30 tenant units representing every branch of the military active duty (to include the Coast Guard), Reserve and National Guard. Border Patrol and the U. Collectively, these organizations comprise what is known “Team Selfridge, ” one community with synergistic goals and missions. The 127th Wing (127 WG) of the Michigan Air National Guard is a combined Air Combat Command (ACC) and Air Mobility Command (AMC) gained organization that was established at Selfridge ANG Base on 1 April 1996, by consolidating the former 127th Fighter Wing and the 191st Airlift Group. The flying units which previously flew the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the C-130 Hercules, converted their flying missions per 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) action. Today, the ACC-gained 107th Fighter Squadron flies the A-10C Thunderbolt II, also known as the A-10 Warthog. The AMC-gained 127th Airlift Group was renamed the 127th Air Refueling Group and its 171st Air Refueling Squadron now flies the KC-135T Stratotanker. The 127th Wing is also home to the Air National Guard’s 107th Weather Flight, which is operationally gained by the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). These specially trained Airmen collect weather data, develop forecasting products and direct forecasts to the warfighters on the ground, sometimes going ahead of a main operation to prepare soldiers with weather data for the success of the mission. Air Force Reserve Command Pursuant to Base Realignment and Closure, 2005, the Air Force Reserve Command’s 927th Air Refueling Wing (927 ARW) that was previously based at Selfridge was directed to transfer its 4x KC-135T Stratotankeraircraft to the Michigan Air National Guard and relocate to MacDill AFB, Florida in August 2007 as verified by Selfridge’s Public Affairs Office. At MacDill, the 927 ARW has become an Air Force Reserve “Associate” wing to MacDill’s 6th Air Mobility Wing, with both organizations flying the KC-135R PACER CRAG variant of the Stratotanker. NAF Detroit was established as a tenant activity at Selfridge ANGB in 1969 following the disestablishment of Naval Air Station Grosse Ile, Michigan. NAF Detroit remained operational until 1994, when it was closed and realigned due to BRAC action. An Echelon IV command of Naval Air Force Reserve, NAF Detroit hosted numerous Naval Reserve augmentation units supporting fleet commands and shore activities in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, as well as three operational Reserve Force Aviation Squadrons (RESFORONs): Fleet Composite Squadron TWELVE (VC-12) flying the A-4F Skyhawk II, Patrol Squadron NINETY-THREE (VP-93) flying the P-3B Orion, and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron SIXTY-TWO (VR-62) flying the C-9B Skytrain II. NAF Detroit also hosted Marine Wing Support Group FORTY-SEVEN (MWSG-47) of the Marine Air Reserve’s 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. On 15 July 2012, Marine Wing Support Group FORTY-SEVEN (MWSG-47) will be deactivating from service. A ceremony was conducted on 15 July 2012 for Col. VC-12 was transferred to NAS Oceana, Virginia in 1975 and was redesignated as Fighter Composite Squadron TWELVE (VFC-12) in 1988, where it currently flies the F/A-18 Hornet as a Reserve adversary squadron. VP-93 was disestablished on 30 September 1994 due to (1) retirement of the P-3B from the U. Navy inventory and a transition to an all P-3C force, (2) a reduction in active and Reserve VP squadrons as part of post-Cold War drawdown, and (3) BRAC action directing the closure of NAF Detroit and its realignment as Naval Air Reserve Center Detroit (NAVAIRESCEN Detroit) with no operational flying units or activities. VR-62 was transferred in April 1994 to the former NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts until that base’s closure in September 1996 due to BRAC 1995 action. Concurrent with that move, the squadron also transitioned from the C-9B to the C-130T Hercules. Transferring to the former NAS Brunswick, Maine, subsequent BRAC action in 2008 direct NAS Brunswick’s closure in May 2011, resulting in VR-62 being transferred again in 2010 to its current home station of NAS Jacksonville, Florida. NAF Detroit became NAVAIRESCEN Detroit on 1 October 1994 and remained as a tenant command at Selfridge ANGB. It was renamed Navy Operational Support Center Detroit (NOSC Detroit) in 2006 and downgraded to an Echelon V command. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit CGAS Detroit was established in 1966 as a tenant command at Selfridge ANGB, operating the HH-52A Sea Guard helicopter in the Great Lakes region. Air Station Detroit transitioned to the HH-65A Dolphin in 1988 and continues to operate the MH-65C version of this aircraft in search and rescue, maritime safety, and other homeland security/homeland defense missions. Other Uses Other activities located at Selfridge include STARBASE, an Air National Guard initiative that engages in activity-based science and math lessons. The program uses an aviation theme to allow local children to excel, regardless of their economic situation. STARBASE traces its roots to the Air National Guards 127th Wing at Selfridge ANGB in 1991 and the Department of Defense became an official supporter of the STARBASE program in 1993. The United States Border Patrol Detroit Sector headquarters is located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Detroit Sector area of responsibility includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The item “1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE” is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “bm75″ and is located in Westminster, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
ORIGINAL UNITED STATES A RMY CHINA R ELEIF EXPEDITIONS MEDAL W/ F ULL WRAP BROOCH. STUDLEY & DAVIDSON OF PHILADELPHIA. RIBBON DRAPE TESTED UV NEGATIVE AS SHOWN. The China Campaign Medal was established by paragraph (c) of War Department General Orders Number 5 dated January 12, 1905. The China Campaign medal was awarded for qualifying service between the inclusive dates of June 20, 1900, and May 27, 1901. The China Campaign Medal was awarded for military service ashore in China with the China Relief Expedition between June 20, 1900, and May 27, 1901. The China Campaign Medal was worn after the Philippine Congressional Medal and before the Army of Cuban Pacification Medal. The only device authorized for the China Campaign Medal was the Silver Citation Star, a five-pointed star three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter. If authorized for gallantry in action during the Boxer Rebellion, the Silver Citation Star could be worn on the ribbon of the China Campaign Medal. A total of 47 Silver Citation Stars were retroactively awarded to 40 recipients for gallantry in action during the Boxer Rebellion. The China Campaign Medal was designed by Francis D. In the center of a bronze medallion one and a quarter inches in diameter, a Chinese five-toed dragon in the full face position, encircled by the words CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION 1900 – 1901, the words being separated from the dates by bullets. According to Millet, the Imperial Chinese dragon was often represented in a circle; so, this favorite Chinese design was chosen to symbolize the location and identity of the opponent in this campaign. The Chinese illustrate the Imperial dragon with the Pearl of Immorality not far from its opened mouth. Millet deleted the Pearl of Immortality in this representation thus alluding to victory over the Boxers. Another reason he selected the dragon rather than a building, according to a letter he wrote to General Humphrey, was that having already an architectural form, so to speak, on the Spanish Medal, I thought it would not look well to have a second architectural form in the line of medals you and others will wear. The reverse shows an eagle with wings displayed, alight upon a trophy consisting of a canno;, six rifles and four standards; an Indian shield; a quiver of arrows and three spears; a Cuban machete, and a Sulu kris. The whole is enclosed by a circle composed of the words, UNITED STATES ARMY in the upper half, and thirteen stars in the lower half. The standards represent the five great wars of the United States as of 1905: the Revolution; the War of 1812; the Mexican War; the Spanish-American War; and the Philippine Insurrection. The weapons suggest the armed resistance offered by the defeated opponents in those wars. The eagle is the American bald eagle and represents the United States, and the thirteen stars allude the original colonies and symbolize unity. The six rifles, four standards, and three spears total thirteen, which is consistent with the thirteen stars at the bottom of the medal. The ribbon to the China Campaign Medal is yellow with blue edges. The yellow was selected by Millet because it was one of the colors of the Imperial Manchu dynasty; the blue edges were employed to distinguish the ribbon from all others. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you! The item “U. S. ARMY CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION MEDAL WRAP BROOCH GEORGE W. STUDLEY-DAVIDSON” is in sale since Wednesday, July 17, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “medal_mulisha_store” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1920S-1930S UNITED STATES ARMY CIVIL WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL, W/ WRAP BROOCH. ASSEMBLED BY GEORGE W. STUDLEY – STRUCK BY DAVIDSON OF PHILADELPHIA. RIBBON DRAPE TESTED UV NEGATIVE AS SHOWN. The Civil War Campaign Medal is considered the first campaign service medal of the United States Armed Forces. The decoration was awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces and the Confederate States Armed Forces who had served in the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865. The medal was first authorized in 1905 for the fortieth anniversary of the Civil War’s conclusion. The blue and gray ribbon denotes the respective uniform colors of the U. The Army Civil War Campaign Medal was established by the United States War Department on January 21, 1907, by General Orders Number 12. To qualify, a soldier had to serve between April 15, 1861, and April 9, 1865. The award was intended for both federal and volunteer soldiers. When it was discovered that medal qualifications included the words Active Federal Military Service, the Congressional Act of 1945 had those words removed. Army, Units with Confederate lineage use campaign streamers with the Gray edge up and Units with Union lineage use campaign streamers with the blue edge up. The campaign lettering requires two distinct sets of streamers for each campaign, one set for each side. The closing date was extended to August 20, 1866, date of President Johnson’s Proclamation ending the war. The corresponding Navy Civil War Medal was established on June 27, 1908, by Navy Department. The obverse of the Army Civil War Campaign Medal displayed an engraved image of Abraham Lincoln while the Navy and Marine Corps versions depicted the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia’s battle at Hampton Roads. The medal was designed by Francis D. Millet, a noted sculptor who perished on the RMS Titanic in 1912. The medal was struck at the Philadelphia Mint. Civil War Campaign Medal No. 1 was issued to Maj. Humphrey on May 26, 1909. The medal was originally established as a badge, because Congress would not approve a medal due to the costs involved. The War Department was authorized to create badges, so it did. This interest was due in large part to the fact that several senior military officers were veterans of the Civil War. In 1918, for those who had been cited for gallantry in action, the Silver Citation Star was authorized as a device to the medal. Only six Citation Stars were awarded. There is a direct relationship between U. Campaign streamers and the medal that a campaign represents. The streamer represents the unit’s participation in a campaign and the medal represents an individual’s participation in that campaign U. Army some differences for the U. When a campaign is established, participating unit’s are authorized a streamer and each service member assigned to the unit during that same time is authorized the medal. Sometimes these medals are campaign medals, other times they are service medals, but that streamer/medal relationship normally remains. Although some recipients may have worn some form of the ribbon, the monies necessary to mint and issue the medal were not appropriated by Congress until 1956 91 years after the war ended. It was this act that provided U. Units in the U. Army that trace their heritage and lineage to the Civil War are entitled to display a battle streamer for the Civil War on their flagpoles. This streamer is half blue and half gray, the color theme of the second ribbon design. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you! The item “US ARMY CIVIL WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL WRAP BROOCH GEORGE W. STUDLEY TYPE” is in sale since Thursday, January 25, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “medal_mulisha_store” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
1920S-1930S UNITED STATES ARMY C ERTIFICATE OF MERIT MEDAL, W/ WRAP BROOCH. ASSEMBLED BY GEORGE W. STUDLEY – STRUCK BY DAVIDSON OF PHILADELPHIA. R E-BROOCHED DRAPE TESTED UV NEGATIVE AS SHOWN. The Certificate of Merit Medal was a military decoration of the United States Army that was issued between the years of 1905 and 1918. The Certificate of Merit Medal replaced the much older Certificate of Merit which was authorized by the United States Congress on March 3, 1847. The system of military awards and decorations presented to members of the United States Military can trace its lineage to the Badge of Military Merit. This military award, established by George Washington, was given in recognition of soldiers who displayed unusual gallantry or extraordinary fidelity. Awarded three times during the Revolutionary War, the Badge of Military Merit was not awarded again. Thus, for more than 50 years the United States Military had no official military decorations. In 1905, a medal was created for those holding a Certificate of Merit and called the Certificate of Merit Medal. This medal was authorized for wear on a United States military uniform. It was always worn following the Medal of Honor, before all campaign medals. The first recipient of the Certificate of Merit Medal was First Lieutenant William B. Baker, who was presented medal No. 1 on 30 December 1907. Baker had received an original Certificate of Merit as a Corporal during the SpanishAmerican War on 13 August 1898. The last act recognized by a Certificate of Merit was May 1918, when Corporal Paul Scaletta made a water rescue of soldiers in dangerous surf condition at Ocean Beach, California. The last soldier to be awarded the Certificate of Merit Medal was George Arrington for his service while a Private with the 24th Infantry Regiment in 1889. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you! The item “U. S. ARMY CERTIFICATE OF MERIT MEDAL WRAP BROOCH GEORGE W. STUDLEY EXAMPLE” is in sale since Wednesday, November 7, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “medal_mulisha_store” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.