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Trench Art152 of 309Monumental Trench Art LampWW1 Trench Art mess kit with patriotic theme
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    Posted 9 years ago

    scottvez
    (934 items)

    This piece of trench art is unusual in that the maker has punch stamped his name into the piece.

    The rim carries the following stamping: "Made by W.M. Rucker", "March 9, 1944 S.W.P.A", "2nd Engr. Spec. Brig."

    Rucker served in the 2nd Engineer Special Brigade, but I do not know his rank or duty position.

    The 2nd Engineer Special Brigade was an amphibious unit that provided landing craft support for assault landings in the Pacific theater. It participated in 82 combat landings with 15 different assault Divisions(transporting 2 million men and 1.5 million tons of cargo).

    The unit earned campaign streamers for: East Indies , Northern Solomons, New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Bismarck Archipelago and Luzon.

    Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking petey, amber and mikko.

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking buss.

      scott
    3. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      The hammered bowl is nice, is this style common?
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      No, walksoftly, the hammered bowl is uncommon. Typically, these will just have standard cut shell base.

      scott
    5. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      That's kinda what I was getting at, I've only ever seen the cut shell base.
      The craftsman was a cut above the rest!
    6. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks walksoftly-- I am glad that there are others out there with an interest in this as well!

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks much bellin!

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks tom!

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking p...!

      scott

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