Named WW2 Engineer Aviation Battalion Uniform Group – Amesbury
Outstanding Named WW2 Engineer Aviation Battalion Uniform Group (Edward Richard Amesbury).
Presents in overall good condition – with wear consistent with age, usage, and long-term storage. Overall leather condition is good – with wear including minor degradation of leather structure and some minor tearing present.
- Ike Jacket – featuring Australian made Far East Air Force Command patch, full 3-inch pinback gunner wings, and ribbon bar (highlighted by Asiatic–Pacific Campaign ribbon w/ 4 campaign stars and Philippine Liberation ribbon w/ 1 campaign star);
- AN-T-35 Trousers;
- Type A-9 Gloves;
- Type B-6 Flight Cap;
- CTE M92/U Microphone;
- AAF “Songbird” Headset (modified); and
- Assorted Paperwork (named to Edward R. Amesbury).
*Artifact(s) come(s) with a packet of printed research paperwork related to Edward R. Amesbury – including (where available) subject’s general vital statistics/subject’s military records/additional insights into subject’s military service. [Please note that this research was performed exclusively by/for Magi Militaria utilizing subscription-based archives, database resources, and other various internet searchable sources – included research may contain records from U.S. government archives, but the information furnished in this packet was not produced via NARA/NPRC information request.]
According to our research, Corporal Edward Richard Amesbury (ASN: 33604318), a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, served with B Company, 1879th Engineer Aviation Battalion, Far East Air Force Command during WW2. The 1879th Engineer Aviation Battalion would see extensive service throughout the Pacific, including the Philippines and Iwo Jima campaigns.
A terrific and extensive named WW2 USAAF Engineer Aviation Battalion uniform group to the truly unsung heroes of the Pacific Theater in WW2.