|Date/Report Number ..032613.FN21HY.04 Item: VINTAGE WWII ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE MILITARY WATCH BOX|
|Description of item: VINTAGE WWII ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE MILITARY WATCH BOX WITH READY TO WEAR
RESTORED WARRANTED REMOVABLE VINTAGE WWII WALTHAM SIGNED TYPE A-11 HACKING MILITARY WATCH
G-20 STYLE GREEN NYLON MILITARY STRAP WITH BRUSHED KEEPERS AND READY TO WEAR . SIGNED TYPE A-8 WWII ELGIN TYPE A-8 10 SECONDS
NAVIGATION TIMER WITH LEATHER FOB & MILITARY BUTTON AND WWII WITTNAUER SIGNED MILITARY
SURVIVAL COMPASS WITH LEATHER FOB & MILITARY BUTTON AND AV-378. WWII USN/USMC NAF 1092
Leather Flight Helmet AND WWII DISNEY DESIGNED DONALD DUCK BOMBER FLIGHT PATCH AND 5
KELLOGG 1943 PIN BACK BUTTONS FEATURING WWII SQUADRONS AND WWII HAT INSIGNIA AND US Army
Air Force Patch AND 493RD GROUP BOMBER PATCH .
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $2779.00
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MILITARY WATCH BOX
READY TO WEAR
CLICK HERE FOR MOVIE
SQUADRON SETTING THEIR HACKING WATCHESWITH
G-20 STYLE GREEN NYLON MILITARY STRAP
WITH BRUSHED KEEPERS
READY TO WEAR
WWII ELGIN TYPE A-8
10 SECONDS NAVIGATION TIMER
WITH LEATHER FOB
WITH LEATHER FOB
Leather Flight Helmet
WWII DISNEY DESIGNED
BOMBER FLIGHT PATCH
PIN BACK BUTTONS
Army Air Force
WALTHAM WWII A-11 PILOTS WATCH
THIS BABY WAS COMPLETELY
DISASSEMBLED AND OVERHAULED
NEW MAIN SPRING
FIRST THE WATCH
BLACK ORIGINAL FINISH DIAL
WHITE 1-12 ARABIC NUMERALS
WHITE SECONDS CHAPTER RING
WHITE ARABIC NUMERALS
EVERY 10 SECONDS
G-20 NATO STYLE
BRUSHED STAINLESS KEEPERS
ORIGINAL 2 PIECE CASE DIAL & HANDS
STEEL SCREW BACK
SERIAL NO AF 42-25237
MFR'S ASS'Y PART NO.10616
WALTHAM WATCH CO
SUPER CLEAN ORIGINAL DIAL
3 196 597
THIS BABY WAS COMPLETELY
DISASSEMBLED AND OVERHAULED
NEW MAIN SPRING
SIGNED CASE BACK
SPEC NO. 94-27749
SER NO. AF44-570
MFRS PART NO. 1778
ORD NO. WII-107AC-112 (45)
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.
A MUST TO ADD TO ANY
THIS ELGIN 10 SECOND NAVIGATION TIMER
IS THE REAL DEAL
WITH 10 SECOND TIMER MARKERS
5 MINUTE REGISTER
THE TIMER MUST REVOLVE
TO REACH ONE MINUTE
WITH LEATHER FOB
CASE DIAL AND
THIS ELGIN 10
SECOND NAVIGATIONAL TIMER
IS AN AWESOME TIME PIECE
AN STUNNINGLY ENGINEERED
CASED AND TIMED
BY ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO
DOUBLE CASE COVER
DUE TO THE SMALL BALANCE THAT
ROTATES BACK AND FORTH
SO FAST IT SOUNDS LIKE A JITTERBUG
YOU CAN SEE HOW
SMALL IT IS
ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO
WWII U.S. WITTNAUER COMPASS
Wittnauer Compass was among the contents of the WWII U.S. Army Air Force pilot's emergency kit which fit into the back pad of a parachute. In addition to the compass, it contains, among other things, concentrated food, emergency ration, a frying pan, knife, lighter, pistol and ammunition, gloves, and insecticide in a compact form.
ATTACHED LEATHER FOB
CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
COMPASS WITH LEATHER FOB
CAN BE REMOVED AND WORN
PLACED BACK IN CASE
WHEN NOT IN USE
AV-378. WWII USN/USMC
NAF 1092 Leather Flight Helmet
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
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.
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.
8 WWII KELLOG SQUADRON PIN-BACK BUTTONS
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.
493RD Bomber Group Patch
During World War II, the 493RD group was a Eighth Air Force heavy bombardment unit in England, stationed at RAF Debach. The group flew its last combat mission, an attack on marshalling yards at Nauen, on 20 April 1945.
Established in September 1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group, the 493d was one of the last 488th through 494th - Army Air Forces heavy bomber groups established and activated in the autumn of 1943, the 493d Bomb Group was trained on heavy B-24s which included day and night flights, cross-country navigation, simulated bombing, aerial gunnery practice, and squadron and group formation flying before being deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO) and being assigned to VIII Bomber Command in England and then to RAF Debach, in April 1944.
The 493d BG used B-24's until they were replaced with B-17's in September 1944. The group operated chiefly against industrial and military installations in Germany, attacking an ordnance depot at Magdeburg, marshalling yards at Cologne, synthetic oil plants at Merseburg, a railroad tunnel at Ahrweiler, bridges at Irlich, factories at Frankfurt, and other strategic objectives including striking airfields, bridges, and gun batteries prior to and during the invasion of Normandy in June 1944; hitting enemy positions to assist ground forces south of Caen and at Saint-Lô in July 1944; bombing German fortifications to cover the airborne attack on Holland in September 1944; attacking enemy communications during the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944-January 1945; and assisting the airborne assault across the Rhine in March 1945. The 493d Bomb Group flew its last combat mission, an attack on marshalling yards at Nauen, on 20 April 1945.
US Army Air Force Patch
Worn from: 19 March 1942 - Mid 1950's.
The ultramarine blue disk represents the sky. The white star with red disk is the symbol of the army air forces and the golden wings up stretched form a "V" symbolized victory.
THANKS TO ONE OF OUR PATRONS WHO RECENTLY PASSED,
WHOSE DECEASED FATHER SERVED IN WWII AS A NAVY COMBAT
PHOTOGRAPHER AND KNEW A HOST OF OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS,
WE WERE GIVEN OVER 2000 WWII PHOTOS, WE ARE FREELY
OFFERING THE FOLLOWING HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC
IMAGES AS A FREE ADDITION TO THIS HISTORICAL COLLECTION.
WE ARE NOT RAISING THE PRICE OF OUR OFFER.
THESE ARE NOT PRINTER COPIES BUT ACTUAL PHOTOS
WERE DEVELOPED FROM ORIGINAL FILM ON SPECIAL FUJI
ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PAPER.
[IRONIC FOR JAPANESE RELATED PRINTS!]
THE PHOTO HOLDER WITH PHOTOS WILL BE PLACED ON THE BACK OF THIS
HISTORICAL WW II U.S. AVIATION MILITARYWATCHBOX
PHOTOGRAPH OF A ONCE CLASSIFIED U.S. PLANNING MAP FOR ATTACKING JAPAN
THE LINES THAT YOU SEE ARE IN THE ACTUAL PHOTO
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the then-United States Army Air Corps The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets, to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for Operation Overlord. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields; it was a potent, high-flying, long-range bomber that was able to defend itself, and to return home despite extensive battle damage. It quickly took on mythic proportions,and widely circulated stories and photos of B-17s surviving battle damage increased its iconic status. The B-17 established itself as an effective weapons system, dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II. Of the 1.5 million metric tons of bombs dropped on Germany by U.S. aircraft, 640,000 tons were dropped from the B-17.
THESE TBM-3E AVENGERS IN FORMATION WERE THE U.S.
LEADING DAY AND NIGHT TORPEDO BOMBER AND FLOW BY US
MARINES, NAVY AND ROYAL NAVIES OF THE ALLIES IN EVERY
THEATERS OF WWII AND EVERY SEA BATTLE BETWEEN JUNE OF
42 TO AUGUST OF 45. PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH FLEW ONE
AND WAS THE YOUNGEST (EVER) AVIATOR AT 2O YEARS OF AGE
WE SEARCHED FOR THIS WWII SOUTH PACIFIC SQUADRON
BUT COULD NOT DISCOVER THE UNIT. NOR CAN WE READ THE SIGN.
THIS WONDERFUL AIRCRAFT IN THIS COLOR PHOTO LOOKS
TO BE A
CATALINA PBY-5A, ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY UTILIZED AIRCRAFT OF WWII
THOUGH I AM INCLUDING A HOST OF WWII PHOTOS IN
I AM INCLUDING THIS FRAMED SELECTION OF WWII PHOTOGRAPHERS
INCLUDING AND INCREDIBLE PICTURE OF 6 PHOTOGRAPHERS
ON ONE SEAPLANE TAKEN OFF TARAWA IN 1944
AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHER COLLAGE
THE MOST FASCINATING IS THE ARIEL
THERE ARE 6 MEN TAKING PHOTOS ON A BIPLANE
LOOK AT THE RIGHT REAR DOOR
ONE SOLDIER IS HOLDING THE LEG OF S PHOTOGRAPHER
AS HE SWINGS TOWARDS THE REAR OF THE PLANE
A BETTER SHOT
HERE IT IS AGAIN
THIS CAMERA IS A STANDARD TYPE
THIS IS ONE OF THE WIDE SHOT ARIEL CAMERAS
I BELIEVE THIS MAY BE THE WIDOWS HUSBAND WHOM WE PURCHASED THE NEGATIVES
IMAGINE SWINGING THIS CAMERA AROUND
THIS PHOTO IS FROM A SERIES THAT ACTUALLY HAD HAND
THIS DAD TOOK TAG WAS IN MANY OF THE PHOTOS
CONDITION WATCH & COMPASS:
EXCELLENT - WORK EXCELLENT