Howard Keith Burney who was a B17 bomber pilot in late WWII with the 97th Bomb Group. The sale was here in Lincoln, but the history I have on the vet shows that he was from Harington NE and served in the USAAF from Feb 8, 1944 – May 18, 1947. According to the pages he marked in the unit history (Pg 210-224) he flew 19 missions before he was injured on Feb. 27, 1945 by flak that shattered the plexiglass windshield of his aircraft. The unit history describes the mission where he received his wounds, but I was not able to find a mission for the SS medal. According to this hero’s obituary, he passed away in 2005. Included in this grouping.. WWII Officers chocolate brown jacket w/ a standard cut-edge AAF patch & 2 overseas bars on the left sleeve, US & wing/prop officer collar insignia (flat clutch holders), Capitan shoulder insignia (pin-back / snowflake pattern), “Sterling Silver” marked pilot wings (pin-back), 3 place ribbon bar (pin-back) w/ ETO (2 battle stars), WWII Victory, Occupation ribbons, 3 place ribbon bar (pin-back) w/ SS, PH (oak leaf), & Air Medal (oak leaf) ribbons. The jacket is in good displayable condition with a bit of fraying to the officers cuff braid and a few small holes and wear near the bottom. The vets name is also sewn inside his jacket! WWII tan officers shirt that is in very good condition with some minor stains, holes and wear (see photos). The shirt has a tag that says it is 100% wool and “Dry Clean Only”. WWII tan overseas cap w/ officers black and gold piping. Original WWII 8×10 photo of the vet in uniform in a newer picture frame for protection. Burney marked the missions he flew starting on Pg. 97th Bomb Group Christmas postcard from a buddy (Del Markle) talks about “flying missions in our Flying Fortress”. Several smaller WWII photos of his buddies in uniform. One photo is of General Arnold awarding Air Medals to the vets. WWII Complete Air Medal in original coffin case with medal, ribbon and lapel pin. (Medal and ribbon are pin-back). WWII belt buckle with officers insignia. (Marked “Nickel Silver Top”). Homefront rhinestone American Flag pin, ETO ribbon, Ruptured Duck lapel pin, Wing/Prop Sweetheart pin, and two items found in the vets jacket pocket… A torn paper with his name dated 1944, and a very old unused rubber LOL! This is another wonderful grouping to a local vet that I hate to part with but its time for a new caretaker! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “WWII US Army 15th Air Force Pilot Uniform 97th Bomb Group Medal Unit History WIA” is in sale since Wednesday, December 9, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms”. The seller is “parentsofeight2007″ and is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Modified Item: No
- Theme: Militaria
- Featured Refinements: USAAF
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Region of Origin: United States
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)