Original U.S. WWII 82nd Airborne Named Officer’s Collection
Original Items: Only One Set Available. You don't see these every day, straight from a veterans family closet! Captain Thomas J. Perkoski, born July 25th 1920, died October 12th, 2000. Originating in Conneaut, Ohio, answered his County's call in WW2. A trained Pharmacist he was to become an Airborne Medic in 1941 as a Lieutenant, parachuted into Normandy, on June 8th, 1944 and accompanied the 82nd on three other major drops made during WWII.
The Collection Includes:
Captain Perkoski's Dress Tunic, complete with all badges, medal ribbons and buttons bears a label in an inside pocket dated December 1st, 1942. This Jacket also comes with his original brown leather Sam Browne Belt set. This jacket and sam browne belt are in excellent condition.
Lieutenant’s Peroski's Ike Jacket, also complete with all badges, medals, ribbons and buttons with inside pocket label dated May 30th, 1944 (just one week before D-Day). This jacket is in excellent condition.
Four original wartime photographs of Captain Perkoski wearing this very dress uniform, two taken on his wedding day and two with family members when home on leave.
Amazingly we also have one of Thomas J. Perkoski's WWII Dog Tags still attched to the original celluloid neck lanyard, the second Dog Tag was retained by the family from whom we obtained this material.
1st Lt. Perkoski's War Department Identity card that has been marked INACTIVE by a ventilation punch dated May 31st, 1945
WWII issue brown leather "Jump Boots" which are still in amazingly good condition.
Photograph copy of his grave marker showing his dates and wartime record.
We assume that his promotion to Captain took place just after the war and he updated his 1942 dated Dress Tunic for his subsequent Wedding on returning home from the Victory in Europe.
A great set, obtained directly from the family, in wonderful very well cared for condition. A genuine WW2 Vet from a great outfit with masses of further research potential.
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