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Original U.S. WWII Marine Scout-Bombing Squadron VMSB-241 Aircrew Named Grouping

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind-Set. This WWII USMC dress uniform, causality log, original wartime photos and Naval Air Technical Training Center year book belonged to 3rd Marine Air Wing Corporal Robert V. Smith.

Marine Scout-Bombing Squadron 241 were well known as defenders of Midway and flew the Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless dive bomber. Later in the war they bombed Iwo Jima and many other high value targets. Smith was an Air Crew member and kept a fascinating "Casualty Log" from December 1944 to May 1945. The log records, names, dates and targets such as Luzon.

Included in this neat set are the following items:

- WWII USMC Dress Blues Uniform which is named to SMITH and features a pair of Sterling Silver Aircrew Wings by Amico and three battle stars (these wings are valued at $250 by themselves), 3rd Marine Air Wing patches, American Campaign Medal Ribbon with one service star and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal Ribbon with two battle stars. A Expert Rifleman Badge, EGA collar tabs, Gold Buttons, and classic red piping. Overall condition is excellent and it is in an approximate size 38 US. Tunic comes complete with named matching trousers.

- WW2 Memphis Tennessee Naval Air Technical Training Center year book.

- Hand written "Casualty Log" with "241" and named to SMITH which dates from December 19th, 1944 to May 29th, 1945. The log records, names, dates and targets such as "Luzon".

- 6 original wartime photos of Smith in Uniform.

Overall a really nice WW2 USMC dress uniform set.
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