U.S. flag armband has typed names of Pennsylvania soldiers fellow soldiers from the 36th Division.
This is a interesting lot relating to a WWII veteran, George M. Bressler including his U.S. flag invasion armband, and some background paper and photographs. The armband has had 28 names with addresses of fellow soldiers, presumably all army buddies.
I found Bressler on Fold3 having enlisted in Feb. 1944, and serving in the 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division. I don’t know the significance of the 36th ID patch as of yet.
The lot consists of the following:
- flag armband
- war ration book page made out by Bressler
- 2 ID photos for civil life purposes
- reminder pad to vote (1955) with Penn. hunting open season on game.
- identification discharge certificate dated Oct. 1945.
- Army-Navy joint induction station list dated Feb. 1943 (Fold 3 says ’44?), lists Bressler top left column.
- WWII ME 36th ID patch.
- framed photo of gentleman, came with the lot; probably family, C1910-20.
Condition of the armband is fine, rolled/folds on one end, light soiling on the back side. Paper is fine with some separation in fold of induction document.
A nice original flag armband with some history.