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Categories: MWB, WATCH BOXES FOR SALE, WWII
Published on: October 29, 2013

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THIS OFFER IS FOR ORIGINAL WWII TARAWA MEMORABILIA 
AND INCLUDES TWO WATCHES & A JUMP COMPASS

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WWII
AIR CORP
TARAWA
MILITARY WATCH BOX

WITH

READY TO WEAR
RESTORED
WARRANTED
REMOVABLE

VINTAGE
1940-1943
MINTY
ORIGINAL

WWII
ELGIN

MILITARY WATCH
WITH
SUB-SECONDS
REGISTER

17 JEWEL
4 ADJ
555

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AND

VINTAGE
WWII
ELGIN
TYPE A-8

JITTERBUG
10 SECONDS
NAVIGATION TIMER
WITH
ORIGINAL
  CELLULOID CRYSTAL
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AND
WWII
WITTNAUER
AVIATOR

JUMP COMPASS

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WITH
TRENCH ART

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PLUS

Cloth Flight Helmet
Aviator Goggles

WITH

WWII

DISNEY DESIGNED
BOMBER FLIGHT PATCH

KELLOGG PIN BACK BOMBER
SQUADRON BUTTONS

AIR CORE PIN

 
LIEUTENANTS BAR

DOG TAG

HAT INSIGNIA

Asiatic Pacific
Campaign Ribbon

PERSONAL & DOCUMENTED WWII PHOTOGRAPHS

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TARAWA

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“TARAWA”
“DAD TOOK THESE ON TARAWA”

THIS OFFERING BEGINS WITH A CLIENT OF OURS WHOSE FATHER AND FATHER IN LAW SERVED IN WWII AS NAVY PHOTOGRAPHERS. WE ACQUIRED THESE ITEMS AS A COMPLETE COLLECTION. SOME OF THE INCLUDED PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN BY THE TWO NAVY PHOTOGRAPHERS. AS YOU CAN READ, MANY OF THE 2500 PHOTOS AND NEGATIVES WE RECEIVED CONTAIN PERSONAL NOTATIONS 

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APRIL 43

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JUNE 45

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THE BATTLE

Tarawa is an atoll located about 2,400 miles southwest of Pearl Harbor in the central Pacific Ocean. Tarawa was the previous capital of the former British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands. The Battle of Tarawa, code named Operation Galvanic, was largely fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943 and was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region.  The Japanese worked intensely for nearly a year to fortify the island. and nearly 6.000 Japanese and Americans losses were suffered within the space of 76 hours.

 

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The Battle of Tarawa, fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943, was code named Operation Galvanic and was the first critical central Pacific offensive battles of World War II were the United States faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing. 4,500 well-supplied and prepared Japanese defenders would fight almost to the last man exacting a heavy toll on the United States 2nd Marine Division. Within the space of 76 hours, nearly 6,000 Japanese and Americans would die on this tiny island..

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In the aftermath of the battle, American casualties lined the beach and floated in the surf. Marine cameramen were present to obtain footage that would later be used in the documentary “With the Marines at Tarawa”. The footage  contained so many gruesome disturbing scenes of the American dead that the decision to release it to the public was deferred to the President [Roosevelt].

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The lessons learned at Tarawa would be applied to all subsequent amphibious assaults as the United States worked its way across the Central Pacific. Following the battle the 2nd Marine Division was shipped to Hawaii, leaving the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment behind to clear the battlefield of ordnance, provide security for the Seabees rebuilding the airstrip and aid in the burial detail. The 2nd Marine Division would remain in Hawaii for six months, refitting and training, until called upon for its next major amphibious landing, the Battle of Saipan in the Marianas in June 1944.

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Of the 4,707 island defenders, only one officer and sixteen enlisted men surrendered. Only 129 of the 1,200 Korean laborers brought to Tarawa by the Japanese to construct the defenses survived.. The 2nd Marine Division suffered 894 killed in action; this included 48 officers. 84 wounded survivors also succumbed to their wounds, including 8 officers. 2,188 men (including 102 officers) were wounded in the battle. Of the 12,000 2nd Marine Division marines on Tarawa, 3,166 became casualties in the first 76 hours.

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THE TARAWA MILITARYWATCHBOX

GOGGLES AND CLOTH HELMET
WERE BOTH PREWAR ITEMS
USED BY THEIR OWNER
A NAVY FRONT LINE AIR CORP PHOTOGRAPHER
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ITEM 1

ROCK OFFERS
ORIGINAL
RESTORED AS ORIGINAL
SERVICED AS ORIGINAL
WWII ELGIN
MILITARY WATCHES
WITH 
NEAR PERFECT
AGED ORANGE
RADIUM NUMERALS
AND HANDS
FOR NO LESS THAN 399.99
24/7
IN FACT HE HAS NEVER RECEIVED
LESS FOR ONE NO WERE NEAR AS PERFECT

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WWII
RADIUM DIALED
1942
ELGIN

WITH
SUB-REGISTER

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THE RADIUM DIAL
WHITE ORIGINAL FINISH DIAL
BLACK OUTLINED 1-12 LUME NUMERALS
BLACK SECONDS CHAPTER RING
BLACK HASHED SECONDS SUB-REGISTER



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RADIUM IS DEAD
BUT ROCK WAS ABLE TO LIGHTLY
WET WAH AF LUMINOVA
WCHICH NOT GLOWS
W/O EFFECTING COLOR OF DEAD RADIUM

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CASE HAS
SCREW DOWN
TOP BEZEL
AND
SCREW DOWN
CASE BACK
BEZEL

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CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL
EXAMPLE OF A RADIUM DIALED
ELGIN MILITARY WATCH

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LARGE MILITARY CROWN

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SCREW DOWN
CASE BACK
AND
BEZEL

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MILITARY WATCH STRAP

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MILITARY WATCH STRAP

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MILITARY WATCH STRAP

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MILITARY WATCH STRAP

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MILITARY WATCH STRAP

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STAR WATCH CASE
COMPANY
3726594

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SERVICED
OVERHAULED

ELGIN
1940-43
17 JEWEL
555
4 ADJUSTMENT

Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
8/0 size, Do= 23.7mm,
Dm= 23.25mm
H= 3.9mm
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 38h

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ITEM 2
ELGIN A-8

NAVIGATION TIMER

ROCK OFFERS
ALL ORIGINAL
RESTORED AS ORIGINAL
SERVICED AS ORIGINAL
WWII ELGIN A-8
NAVIGATION TIMERS
[NAMED THE JITTER BUG]
ONLY 56 SEC SUB TIMERS WERE HIGHER BEAT
WITH 
NEAR PERFECT
DIAL HANDS AND CASE
FOR 299.99
24/7
IN FACT HE HAS NEVER RECEIVED
LESS FOR ONE WITH HISTORY

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ELGIN A-8 NAVIGATION TIMER
NICK NAMED
“THE JITTERBUG”

CASE DIAL MOVEMENT
IN EXCELLENT
WORKING CONDITION

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THE ELGIN
“JITTERBUG”
WAS A
10 SECOND
NAVIGATION TIMER

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WITH
1-10
SECONDS
TIMER MARKERS
AND
5 MINUTE
REGISTER

THE TIMER REVOLVES
6 TIMES FOR EACH MINUTE

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ALL ORIGINAL
INCLUDING

YELLOWED
CELLULOID CRYSTAL

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SIGNED CASE BACK


TYPE A-8
SPEC NO. 94-27749
SER NO. AF43-3322
MFRS PART NO. 1778
ORD NO. W5351C-34898

ELGIN

 

Grade 582 1/30-second timer used by the US Army-Airforce and known as Watch Navigation (Ground Speed) Type A-8.

One of its most important uses of the A-8   was for navigation. Air speed indicators on WWII aircraft were controlled by air being forced into the air speed indicator as you flew your plane. The problem was that as you gained altitude less and less air entered the device and there was always a wind blowing and your speed relative to the ground is going to be either lower or higher depending on whether you are flying into the wind or with the wind.

To make corrections and get  your actual speed relative to the ground you needed to do some arithmetic. You had to figure your actual ground-speed and compare it to the airspeed indicator and then adjust your navigation calculations accordingly. The pilot or navigator would pick out, say, a pair of known parallel roads or other landmarks about 5 to 10 miles apart early in your flight and the measure the distance between them using the scale on a map, they would then click this 10 second timer on and then off as they   flew from one to the other. Some basic [for those that were trained] calculations and division and they had their actual ground speed.

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DOUBLE CASE COVER

A MUST TO ADD TO ANY
WWII
ARMY-AIR FORCE
MILITARY COLLECTION

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CASED AND TIMED
BY ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO
WATCH
STAR CASE
COMPANY
1830036

(THIS IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST MODELS)

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TITLED
“THE JITTERBUG
DUE TO THE SMALL BALANCE
THAT ROTATES
BACK AND FORTH
SO FAST
IT SOUNDS LIKE A
JITTERBUG

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YOU CAN SEE HOW SMALL IT IS

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41521590
ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO
U.S.A.
15 JEWELS

 

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ITEM 3
WWII
WITTNAUER
JUMP COMPASS
ROCK OFFERS
–WHEN AVAILABLE
THESE
ALL ORIGINAL
WWII “WITTY”
JUMP COMPASS
WITH 
NEAR PERFECT
EVERY THING
FOR 149 TO 199.99
24/7
IN FACT HE HAS NEVER RECEIVED
LESS THAN
FOR ONE WITH NO HISTORY

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FRONT COVER
HAS
“TRENCH ART”
WINGS WITH PROP

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SOLID NICKEL CASE

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LEATHER FOB

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VINTAGE NAVY BUTTON

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EAGLE HOLDING ANCHOR

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CASE OPENS WITH PUSH BUTTON

HOLD DOWN WORKS
WHEN CASE IS CLOSED

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THOUGH THIS WITTNAUER SAW ACTION
THE COMPASS STILL WORKS

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ITEM 4
WWII US
Cloth Flight Helmet

ROCK OFFERS
AS PART OF THIS OFFER
AN ALL ORIGINAL
PACIFIC CLOTH
PILOT/GUNNER /PHOTOGRAPHR
NEAR PERFECT
FLYERS CAP

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THIS WONDERFUL FLIGHT HELMET IS IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION AND INCLUDES
PERFECT EAR PADS AND LEATHER SNAP
STRAPS AND PADDED CHIN STRAP

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PICTURES OF WILLIS
#1 AND OTHER
TARAWA NAVY
PILOT/COMBAT
PHOTOGRAPHER

 

 

 

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OVER ALL ABSOLUTELY
FINE TO MINT
CONDITION

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LEATHER STAYS & SNAPS
ARE IN
FINE CONDITION

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OUTER COMMUNICATION DEVICE HOLDERS
ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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HEADPHONE EAR MATERIAL
AND
CHIN WRAP
ARE IN NEAR MINT CONDITION

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AWESOME

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THE BOX WAS CUT TO ALLOW THE EAR COVERS TO FIT.

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ITEM 5
EARLY
FLIGHT GOGGLES
WORN BY

COMBAT/PILOT
PHOTOGRAPHER
WILLIS


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THESE BELONGED
TO
AND
WERE WORN
BY
Capt Willis

1943
TARAWA
PILOT AND COMBAT
PHOTOGRAPER

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LENSES
ARE IN
EXCELLENT CONDITION

METAL AND CLOTH
EXCELLENT CONDITION

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CONDITION IS EXCELLENT

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STRETCH STRAPS
ARE IN
FAIR TO GOOD
CONDITION

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OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION

ITEM 6

WWII 
DISNEY DESIGNED
HAND PAINTED ON CANVASS
BOMBER FLIGHT PATCH
PROTOTYPE

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WWII  DISNEY DESIGNED HAND PAINTED ON
CANVASS BOMBER FLIGHT PATCH

When Walt Disney was a young American ambulance driver in France during World War I, he was exposed to a new form art that would be titled “nose art”. Nose Art was comic character painting on the cowls of military trucks and the sides of military airplanes. Nose Art had an immense morale boosting effect among the troops.

Disney returned to the United States in 1918 and became the premier cartoonist of the era.

In 1939, the a U.S. Naval unit made a request of Disney, they asked if he would draw up a mascot to paint on one of their new ships. Disney produced a “Bumble Bee in a Sailor’s Hat, wearing Boxing Gloves”. The Naval unit involved was so pleased with the design they adopted it the “Bumble Bee in a Sailor’s Hat, wearing Boxing Gloves” as their unit insignia and began painting it on their jackets and other vehicles.

It was not long before the entire armed forces began requesting Disney creations for their mascot

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With the help of six of his top artists, Disney attempted to fill the growing demand for unit mascots. The first two mascots produced by Disney in WWII went to the “Eagle Squadron” of the Royal Air Force, a unit of American volunteers flying for the British prior to American involvement in the war, and to the famed “Flying Tigers”, another volunteer force operating out of China.

By the time of US involvement in WWII, while Disney and his staff were creating new designs, Warner Bros. joined in..

While Donald Duck was the most popular amongst Disney characters, Warner Brothers called up both Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny.

Besides the use of  then known popular cartoon characters, every creature that could come to mind was utilized including nearly 150 new dog and cat creations. Their creations swam, crawled, slithered, flew, and were featured just about in every conceivable fashion.

NOTE:
A) Mickey Mouse was a consensus objector because Disney did not want to establish Mickey with war
B)  The personal insignia of German Luftwaffe ace Adolf Galland was Mickey Mouse

With both Disney and Warner Brothers at the helm, nearly every unit  in the armed forces was sporting either a cartoon mascot or skulls, grim reapers, devils and other sinister mascots on  jackets, military equipment, uniforms, tanks,  planes, boats, jeeps, and even dinner plates & stationary were adorned with proud unit mascots.

By 1945 the Disney group & Warner Bros. had created over 1,800 Mascot Logos

Though some “field made” variants were created, most authentic squadron patches were embroidered on “Chenille”, hand painted or decal on leather or hand painted/silk-screened on canvas.

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ITEM 6
4
WWII
KELLOG SQUADRON
PIN-BACK BUTTONS

 

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In 1943, the Kellogg’s Cereal company placed 36 small pin-back buttons each featuring a WWII squadron insignia in boxes of their Pep Cereal.

Introduced in 1923. Pep was a Kellogg Company brand of whole-wheat breakfast and long-running rival to Wheaties.

By the 1930’s, Pep was one of the first “fortified” cereals with   vitamins. Extensive advertising, from print advertisements to sponsorship of Mutual Radio’s Superman radio series helped keep the brand in the public’s consciousness.

 

ITEM 7
WWII
CAP BADGE

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MILITARY BADGE FOR CAP

ITEM 7,8,9
WWII
  UNIFORM BADGES

 

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LIEUTENANTS BAR
  AIR CORE WINGS
US MILITARY BUTTON

 

ITEM 10
WWII

ORIGINAL
Asiatic Pacific Campaign

RIBBON

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WWIII
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal

Awarded to any member of the United States military who served in the Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945. There were twenty one official campaigns of the Pacific Theater, denoted on with a service star. The arrowhead device is authorized for those campaigns involving amphibious assaults. Credible campaigns for the Pacific Theater are as follows: Philippine Islands 7 Dec 41 – 10 May 42; Burma, 1942 7 Dec 41 – 26 May 42; Central Pacific 7 Dec 41 – 6 Dec 43; East Indies 1 Jan 42 – 22 Jul 42; India-Burma 2 Apr 42 – 28 Jan 45; Air Offensive, Japan 17 Apr 42 – 2 Sep 45; Aleutian Islands 3 Jun 42 – 24 Aug 43; China Defensive 4 Jul 42 – 4 May 45; Papua 23 Jul 42 – 23 Jan 43; Guadalcanal 7 Aug 42 – 21 Feb 43; New Guinea 24 Jan 43 – 31 Dec 44; Northern Solomons 22 Feb 43 – 21 Nov 44; Eastern Mandates 7 Dec 43 – 14 Jun 44; Bismarck Archipelago 15 Dec 43 – 27 Nov 44; Western Pacific 17 Apr 44 – 2 Sep 45; Leyte 17 Oct 44 – 1 Jul 45; Luzon 15 Dec 44 – 4 Jul 45; Central Burma 29 Jan 45 – 15 Jul 45; Southern Philippines 27 Feb 45 – 4 Jul 45; Ryukyus 26 Mar 45 – 2 Jul 45; China Offensive 5 May 45 – 2 Sep 45. Additionally, the following Pacific Theater â?‚??“blanketâ?‚?? campaigns qualify – but without service stars: Antisubmarine 7 Dec 41 – 2 Sep 45; Ground Combat: 7 Dec 41 – 2 Sep 45; Air Combat: 7 Dec 41 – 2 Sep 45.

 

 

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ITEM 11
WWII

DOG TAG

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THIS DOG TAG WAS IN THE BOXES
CONTAINING THE ITEMS LISTED HEREIN

 

 

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ITEM 12
WWII

PHOTOGRAPHS

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS CAME FROM THE ESTATE
OF 2 WWII NAVY/MARINE VETERANS
WHO WERE WWII PHOTOGRAPHERS
WE ARE PROUD TO INCLUDE THESE
PERSONAL & HISTORICAL
PHOTOGRAPHS
CREATED FROM
ORIGINAL NEGATIVES

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ON THE BEST FUJI FILM
ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PAPER
[IRONIC!]

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THIESE HISTORICAL WW II U.S. PACIFIC PHOTOS ARE
PLACED INSIDE THIS BOX WHICH OPENS FROM THE BACK

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THESE AIRMEN WERE FRIENDS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS

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A NOTATION STATES THE PHOTOGRAPHER
PICTURED HERE WAS A PERSONAL FRIEND
OF THE ORIGINAL OWNERS OF ALL THESE ITEMS

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NOTICE THE BOMBS LOADED UNDER THE WINGS

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THIS FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPH OFFERS A VIEW OF WHAT IT TOOK TO CONQUER
IWO JIMA ISLAND. NOTE THE SHIPS & MOTORIZED LANDING CRAFT,
THE GEAR & TENTS STREWN ACROSS THE BEACH. 

IWO JIMA WAS A TOKYO IMPERIAL PREFECTURE, MEANING IT WAS A “HOME LAND” ISLAND VERSES A CONQUERED ISLAND. HAD MORE MEANING TO THE JAPANESE THAN MOST OF THE ISLANDS  WAS SHAPED LIKE A “PORK CHOP” AND THOUGH ONLY 4 MILES LONG AND COVERED A MERE 8 SQUARE MILES, IT WAS DEFENDED BY OVER 20,000 JAPANESE DEEPLY DUG INTO FORTIFICATIONS THAT WERE BUILT OVER  NUMEROUS YEARS.

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4,533 PLANES WERE LOST IN THE PACIFIC WWII

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SALVAGE OCCURED THROUGHOUT THE THEATER

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MARINE AND NAVY PILOTS KEPY UP THE PRESSURE

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LOOKS PEACEFULL BUT LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING

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THIS PLANE HAS BEEN GUTTED   FOR PARTS

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THESE WERE FRIENDS OF THE VETERANS WHO UTILIZED THESE ITEMS
THAT IS A CAMERA THEY ARE WORKING ON

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A FAMOUS PICTURE OF A DOWNED US PLANE

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THE “RUN WAY”

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MAIL CALL

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HERE WE SEE PERSONAL WRITING PLACED BYTHE VETERENS WHO
OWNED THESE PICTURES WATCHES AND OTHER ITEMS IN THIS OFFER

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COMBAT

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THE REALITY OF AIR WAR

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HERE THIS ORIGINAL PHOTO SHOWS DETERIATION

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A FAMOUS PHOTO OF MEN IN COMBAT IN THE PACIFIC

 

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CONDITION WATCH , TIMER & COMPASS
EXCELLENT 
ALL OPERATE AND WORK EXCELLENT

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PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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