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Trench Art168 of 247Trench Art & RelatedTrench art P-38 on heart shaped base c. 1946
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Posted 4 years ago


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WW2 or possibly occupation trooper from 8th Army showing his souvenir trench art P-38.

The P-38 is the most commonly found of all trench art planes.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Take a look at my other postings-- I have two P-38s posted.

    I have about 20 different examples of this plane in trench art.

  2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks thriftfan.
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 4 years ago
    Yes, they are plentiful, and I have several myself, I love this photo, a good piece of
    history made better by the period photo. Thanks for posting this. Sometimes it is amazing what history there is behind a simpler piece like this P-38, something
    that most people who do not collect would even begin to suspect, sometimes for that one piece of trench art a prisoner may be given only a few scraps of food if lucky.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Actually most of the P- 38s that I have read about were shipboard projects and SEABEE projects not POW.

    I do recall seeing a photo album of German POWs (late War) that were held in Europe and had a craft shop that allowed them to make trench art items.

    I also have a really nice and detailed trench art ship that was constructed by a Japanese POW who was held in the US.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks toolate and officialfuel.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Kerry.

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