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Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier

Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier

Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier
Army WW I and Mexican Border Service collection of Rupert W. Williamson, who served during the Mexican Border War (1916) in Company D, 2nd Idaho and WW I Corp H. Co 146th Field Artillery A. Pennant would be for Filer, Twin Falls County, Idaho. He is listed in the book, “Twin Falls County in the World War”, G. 17 ½ inch wool felt 2. 34 ¼ x 13 inch wool felt F_____ High School 1916 pennant (Williamsons High School). 58 ½ x 23 ½ inch wool felt 1916 Mexican Border Service pennant with U. Flag made of silk. Idaho Infantry, Nogales, Arizona pennant with crossed U. Measures 22 ½ x 23 7/8 inches. Camp Green, North Carolina wool felt pennant with silk U. Measures 56 7/8 x 21 ¼ inches. United States I Love You pennant with silk flag. Measures 57 ½ x 21 ½ inches. Identified wool overseas cap with Artillery insignia. Pair of wool wrap leggings. 5 5/8 x 8 1/8 portrait of Rupert Williamson wearing his Company D, 2. 8 x10 inch G. 38-A dated France, February 28, 1919 letter of thanks from CIC John J. Uniform coat of Corporal Rupert W. Army patch is high quality silver and red embroidery on dark blue wool. Coat has all buttons, discharge strip, Corporal stripes, Service stripes (embroidered), U. And Artillery collar disc. The only damage to coat is a 2 inch loss of stitching under right arm. This group has it allcondition, identification, a soldier that actually served in the A. Seldom encountered after 100 years. The item “Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier” is in sale since Saturday, April 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “generaljackson1862″ and is located in New Market, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
Rare U. S. Army WW I & Mexican Border Service Collection from One Soldier

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U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal

U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal
U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal
U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal
U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal
U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal
U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal
U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal
U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal

U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal
UNITED STATES SPANISH AMERICAN WAR NAVY SPECIALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WEST INDIES CAMPAIGN MEDAL. RIBBON DRAPE TESTED U. The Specially Meritorious Service Medal was a military decoration of the United States Navy which was created by Joint Resolution of Congress No. 18 of 3 March 1901. The medal was intended to recognize acts of non-combat meritorious service accomplished during the SpanishAmerican War. The ribbon to the Specially Meritorious Service Medal, 1898, is dark red and stands for sacrifice. Awarded to any member of the U. Navy, or United States Marines, the Specially Meritorious Service Medal was presented for acts of gallantry or heroism, not involving armed combat with an enemy, while operating in the territorial waters of Cuba in the year 1898. The medal was primarily awarded to those who had rescued sailors both U. And Spanish from burning ships following the Battle of Santiago de Cuba at Santiago, Cuba. By 1935, the Specially Meritorious Service Medal had adopted the status of a commemorative medal; as late as 1942 it still appeared on official US Navy award precedence charts, between the Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation. An actual order from the Navy, declaring the decoration obsolete, was never published. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you! The item “U. S. NAVY SPECIALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL WEST INDIES CAMPAIGN MEDAL” is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 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.
U. S. Navy Specially Meritorious Service Medal West Indies Campaign Medal

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Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver

Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver
Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver
Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver
Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver
Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver
Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver
Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver
Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver

Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver
Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver. Very nice original 1919 Pattern US Army Air Service pilot badge. Original pin-back design with a locking style catch. Unmarked but a very heavy 27 grams, they test as sterling silver and display all qualities of it. See my other auctions with military and other items! Please feel free to ask any questions. We strive to satisfy our customers. The item “Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver” is in sale since Sunday, May 3, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “jessca*2001″ and is located in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Original Post WWI 1919 Style US Army Air Service Pilot 3 Wings Sterling Silver

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Original Yangtze U. S. Marine Corps Service Medal with M. No. / Numbered

Original Yangtze U. S. Marine Corps Service Medal with M. No. / Numbered
Original Yangtze U. S. Marine Corps Service Medal with M. No. / Numbered
Original Yangtze U. S. Marine Corps Service Medal with M. No. / Numbered
Original Yangtze U. S. Marine Corps Service Medal with M. No. / Numbered
Original Yangtze U. S. Marine Corps Service Medal with M. No. / Numbered
Original Yangtze U. S. Marine Corps Service Medal with M. No. / Numbered

Original Yangtze U. S. Marine Corps Service Medal with M. No. / Numbered
Marine Corps Service Medal with M. Here is an original US Marine Corps medal for service in the Yangtze river region of China. It is 1 ¼ inches in diameter and about 1/8. There is a loop on top which appears a little bent and a serial number stamped into the bottom edge: M No. Medal shows oxidation and wear as would be expected with age. There is no ribbon. The item “Original Yangtze U. S. Marine Corps Service Medal with M. No. / Numbered” is in sale since Tuesday, April 28, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “thirdcoastrosners” and is located in Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
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Original Yangtze U. S. Marine Corps Service Medal with M. No. / Numbered

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1926-1932 USMC Yangtze Service Medal M. No 71

1926-1932 USMC Yangtze Service Medal M. No 71
1926-1932 USMC Yangtze Service Medal M. No 71
1926-1932 USMC Yangtze Service Medal M. No 71

1926-1932 USMC Yangtze Service Medal M. No 71
The Yangtze Service Medal is a decoration of the United States military which was created in 1930 for presentation to members of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps (and to a lesser extent, members of the United States Army). The Yangtze Service Medal is awarded for service in the Yangtze River Valley between the dates of September 3, 1926 and December 31, 1932, a period of significant unrest in the region. The decoration may also be awarded for those military service members who served on permanent duty in Shanghai, China, provided such service was in direct support of landing operations in the Yangtze River Valley e. Nanking incident of 1927. The Yangtze Service Medal was declared obsolete in 1940 when it was replaced by the China Service Medal. The designer of the Yangtze Service Medal is John R. Sinnock of the Philadelphia Mint. Sinnock was the eighth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1925 to 1947. The item “1926-1932 USMC Yangtze Service Medal M. No 71″ is in sale since Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “vintage-militaria” and is located in Carlsbad, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
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1926-1932 USMC Yangtze Service Medal M. No 71

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British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award

British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award
British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award
British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award
British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award
British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award
British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award
British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award

British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award
British George V (1908-35) India General Service Medal with 3 clasps: Waziristan 1921-24, Waziristan 1919-21 and Afghanistan N. Named to 3628 SEPOY DALE RAM, 41 DOGRAS. See pictures for condition. Sales in the United States Only! Thanks for looking and check out my other militaria items! The item “British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award” is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “thedesertfox1940″ and is located in Union, Kentucky. 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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Brunei darussalam, Iceland, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Uruguay, Russian federation.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: India

British George V India General Service Medal with 3 Clasps Named Badge/Award

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1920’s-30’s Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover

1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover

1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover
1920’s-30’s Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover. This is a scarcer coat with an Army style light weight gabardine service dress material. It has nice black piping and is nicely lined. There are no names or maker labels or contract labels inside. Not sure of the size, but it measures at approx size 34-36. The cover is by Wm. No size or ID inside the sweatband, it has nice black piping detail around the band. I believe it is approx. In fine condition: The coat has some spots with moth tracking. The cover has some moth tracking, light blemishing, there is wear to the leather on the chin strap and the visor, the sweatband is mostly separated. Please refer to the photos for condition and detail. White shirt and tie are not included in the sale, they were for display purposes only. The item “1920’s-30’s Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover” is in sale since Thursday, September 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “jimmtn” and is located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. 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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Brunei darussalam, Iceland, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Uruguay, Russian federation.
1920's-30's Public Health Service Dress Coat and Cover

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Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia

Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia
Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia
Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia
Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia
Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia
Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia
Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia
Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia

Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia
This listing is for a mix of early 1900s Mexican army items. There is wear from age and use, but overall it is still in good condition. Please see all photos for condition and feel free to ask any questions. Thank you for understanding. The item “Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia” is in sale since Friday, October 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “dustyshed” and is located in Orange, California. 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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Brunei darussalam, Iceland, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Uruguay, Russian federation.
  • MPN: Does Not Apply

Antique Mexican Military Service Award Pins Medals Army Shoulder Band Insignia

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Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named

Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named

Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named
Two Rare Irish Medals Named. Irish War Of Independence medal. IRA (Irish Republican Army). The Truce (1921) Commemoration Medal. The medal was issued to Veterans of The War of Independence who were alive on 11 July 1971. Engraved on the back IRA Carlow Brigade Liam ONeill Quay Carlow. Medal are in original condition with original ribbons. I was also able to acquire two boxes from the same medals and new replacement ribbon for the. Black and Tan medal. For details please check our close up photos. These medals are hard to obtain in group and specially named to one individual. Photos are worth 1000 words! We accept almost ALL offers! Please visit our store for other collectible items! Our business is smoke and pet free! I appreciate the opportunity to work out any issues. I strive for 5 star service! The item “Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named” is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “patsyfinds” and is located in Boyle. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Ireland

Ireland 1921 Carlow Brigade Black Tan Service & Truce Survivals Medal IRA Named

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1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE

1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE
1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE
1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE
1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE
1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE
1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE
1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE

1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE
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. [2] 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. [3] 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. [4][5][better source needed] Selfridge Military Air Museum[edit] 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. [7] Selfridge was the first person to be killed in a crash of a powered aircraft. World War I[edit] 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. [8] 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. [8] Training units assigned to Selfridge Field were:[9] 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. [8] 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. [8][10] 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. [8][10] 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. [10] Inter-War period[edit] 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. [11] 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”). [citation needed][12] 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. [10] 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[13], the Pulitzer Trophy Race, and the Curtiss Trophy Race and Boeing Trophy. [14] 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”. [10] 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. [10] 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. [10] World War II[edit] Selfridge was a World War II army airfield of the First Air Force and the location where Colonel Lawrence P. Hickey[15] 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). [16] On 29 March 1943, the 332d Fighter Group of the Tuskegee Airmen completed its move to Selfridge. [17] 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. [citation needed] Scandal hit Selfridge on 5 May, [18] 1943 when the commander Colonel William Colman was charged with shooting Private William MacRae, a black chauffeur who was assigned to drive him. [19] 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. [20] 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[21] to Godman Field, Kentucky, on 5 May 1944. United States Air Force[edit] 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. [22] 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. [22] 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. [23] 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;[24] and on 10 May 1956, a Selfridge F-86D accidentally fired 22 Mighty Mouse rocketswhile on the ground. [25] In November 1957, Air Defense Command (ADC) assumed control of Selfridge AFB. [citation needed] 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). [22] 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. [22] 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. [22] 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[26] 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. [27] The 3d Battalion, 517th Artillery manned the Nike facilities. [28] 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. [22] Michigan Air National Guard[edit] 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[edit] 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[edit] 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[edit] 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.
1927 US Army Air Service PANORAMA Photo Selfridge Field MICHIGAN Biplane RARE