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World War II: 1939 ~ 1945
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A0214
Selling Price: $235 - Postage in the U.S.A. is: $6
RARE B-26 1ST PATHFINDER SQUADRON THEATRE PRINTED 1944 UNIT HISTORY!
12 PAGE UNIT HISTORY FOR THE “FOREIGN LEGION OF THE ARMY AIR FORCE”
Pilot and Flight Commander, Charles Glenn Aldous! This may look like a Christmas card, but it is not. It is a 12 page (counting front & rears) brief history of what is considered the "FOREIGN LEGION OF THE ARMY AIR FORCE" by one of their members. It takes a humorous slant, is all text and on 8 x 13 era ORDERS paper, now browned with age. Folded. 100% original and magnificent! Part of a comprehensive lot of original items that are a direct widow, next of kin purchase and a sad tale.

I was doing a display in a retirement facility in 2009 when this woman tells me her late husband was a pilot and he died with no living children and she had nowhere to give the items to. I bought them at a generous price and here is one of the items in that lot, because the pilot was a B-26 Marauder Flight Commander and assigned to the rare unit of the 1st PATHFINDER SQUADRON (Provisional). The Squadron was a specially formed unit (DETACHED SERVICE) squadron that was equipped with radar to lead other flights of B-26 Marauders to targets in bad weather or night with zero visibility. First. I guarantee authenticity of every shred of item is this and every lot I sell as being 100% as advertised:

You can get no better authenticity than this, and what a famous unit. Part of the Normandy invasion.

This pilot stayed in the AAF and flew P-82 and then went to Korea. See his many, many other documented groupings. He died in 1962. Great man, great life of service.



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