Original U.S. WWII Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-422 KIA Engraved Air Medal and Pilot Wings

Item Description

Original Item: One-of-a-kind. United States Marine Corps Fighter Pilot Second Lieutenant JOHN J. LANDSBERG, O-030914 was killed in action during an air strike against Nobara Airfield, Miyako Shima, Ryukyu Islands on June 29th, 1945. A website with a small photo of him and that confirms his death can be found at this link as well as multiple other sources online. Also included is a copy of the

Included in this set are the following items:

- Original engraved Air Medal in original case. The engraving is wartime period and reads: 2ND LIEUT JOHN J. LANDSBERG USMCR

- Original United States Marine Naval Aviator Badge with pin back marked STERLING on the reverse.

Marine Fighting Squadron 422 (VMF-422) was a Vought F4U Corsair squadron in the United States Marine Corps. The squadron, also known as the "Flying Buccaneers", fought in World War II but is perhaps best known for its role in the worst accident in naval aviation history when they lost 22 of 23 aircraft flying through a storm on January 25, 1944.
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