Grouping includes Photos, documents, cap and Ike Jacket from PFC in 350th Inf. Reg., 88th Inf. Div. Serving 1945-1946
ID’d Grouping for the 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, Ike Jacket, Unit History, Photos & Paper.
This uniform has a contract date of 1944, size 34S. Pvt. 1st Class Robert L. Werkheiser was from Easton, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in March of 1945 and was most likely sent overseas to Italy (Trieste) where the 88th Infantry Division was until 1947. He was honorably discharged October 6, 1946. He served at least 6 months overseas, saw no combat, and qualified for his Expert Infantry Badge. His ribbons are Army of Occupation Medal, EAME, Good Conduct, WWII Victory Medal–affixed to his uniform in the wrong order. His EIB and 350th Inf. Reg. DUIs and 88th Inf. Div. Patches are Italian Made. The overseas cap is sized 7 3/8, no other markings that i could find inside, with a small 350th Inf.Regt. DUI.
The 350th Infantry or “Battle Mountain Regiment” was in Occupation for 5 years in Italy, as part of the 88th Infantry Division which eventually became “TRUST” -Trieste United States Troops, which stayed in there through the Cold War.
Also included with this lot are several documents and photographs as well as a 350th Inf. Regt. unit history.
8 x 10 Photo of the 350th. On the back is written Werkheiser. No other photo credits or information.
Honorable Discharge Document
Separation Qualification Record
Application for Dependency Benefits
Honorable Discharge Certificate
Certificate of Fitness
Authorization For Allotment of Pay
7 smaller snapshots, a few show him riding a horse in uniform
The unit history comes with the original mailer addressed to Werkeiser to his hometown of Easton, PA. The mailer is in poor condition, torn and stained, some tape repairs or reinforcements. The book itself is over-sized the publishing information is in the listing photos above. No printing date is listed, but Printed by Carlo Ferrari-Venezia. 77 Pages, well illustrated, staple binding, soft cover. 17″ x 13″
In overall very good condition. The Ike jacket is in very good condition, the insignia shows a bit of scuffing. The photos and documents are very good, some light blemishing, creases from being folded and roughed edges. The unit history is in very good condition, the covers are lightly blemished and foxed, roughed edges with small tears. The glue is separating from the binding along the inside back cover. Pages are very good.
*Shirt and tie are not included.
**Please refer to the photos for condition and detail.