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Atomic Bomb Group (509th) Trench Art Bracelet from WW2

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Trench Art202 of 232Trench Art Bracelet for Sweetheart at home?WW2 Sweetheart/ Trench Art Wings
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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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This small bracelet was engraved for "Peggy" and was a gift from Bob-- it carries an engraved "Love, Bob" on the inside.

Bob (I am not sure of his full name) had this made when he served in the 509th Bomb Group. Each end has locations engraved: "Marianas Islands, 1945" and "Tinian Island, 1945".

The group was created in late 1944 with the sole purpose to deliver the Atomic Bomb. In May 1945, the group was relocated to Tinian Island (in the Marianas). This was the staging area for delivery of both Atomic bombs on Japan.

Post war the group was relocated to Roswell, NM, where it was at the center of the alien spacecraft controversy.

Scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Dan.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks mystic.
  3. Markd57, 3 years ago
    I have one of these bracelets. It was sent to my mother from my Uncle who flew on the photography plane that went in after the bomb dropped. Except for the names, its identical to the one you have. Any idea of the value?
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Mark-- post yours when you get a chance and I can give you a ballpark figure on value.

    I look forward to seeing it!

    Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks ThriftyGypsy.

    Scott
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    It's a piece of history!
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks AmberRose and vetraio.

    Scott
  8. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    Very neat, does your daughter get to wear this one as well?
  9. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    NOPE-- this one is NOT for wearing!

    The others, while unique items are replaceable-- this would be a hard one to replace.

    Scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    AR8JASON-- thanks for the love on this WW2 trench art.

    scott

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