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Discussion in 'Medals, Insignia, Badges & Recalls' started by Ryan Fitzgerald, May 14, 2020.

  1. Ryan Fitzgerald

    Ryan Fitzgerald New Member

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    I'm hoping someone can help me out. I'm making a display case for my Grandfather's World War II service, and I'm having a heck of a time figuring out two ribbons. It's the bottom row middle, and bottom row right. Anyone know what these are? I know the top is the Air Medal with cluster, and the bottom left is the EAME Campaign Medal with three battle stars.
    What's missing is his POW Medal (which he got later) and his WWII Victory Medal. I heard too, hopefully someone can confirm, that USAAF pilots also recieved the American Campaign Medal due to their length of training. Is this true?
    Thanks!
     

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    chibobber Member

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    The ribbon next to the EAME does look like the American campaign medal.Note the small pin above his wing looks like a Caterpillar Club pin.Issued by the parachute company for bailing out.The blue ribbon w/gold frame is a Presidential Unit Citation.No idea on the last ribbon.
     
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    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    2nd row center is the American Campaign Medal ribbon.

    2nd row far right may be a mis-colored WW2 Victory Medal ribbon. The general layout matches the medal, but the colors do not. The position of it relative to the other ribbons are also correct.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    I agree. Since the photo has been "colorized", it is very possible they just got the colors wrong. Good analysis, GP.
     
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    Ryan Fitzgerald New Member

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    That was my thought as well, that it could be mis-colored. Thanks!
     
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