Posted on Nov 28, 2019
PO3 David Smith
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Can someone help me to identify some of these ribbons and insignias from my late dad. He was a left waist gunner on a B-24 in Italy. I know what the first ribbon and lapel pin represents, good conduct, but the multi-colored ribbon with the three bronze stars is unknown. The ribbon in the lower left is also unknown. The pin with the latin inscription is also unknown. Thanks for any help!
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SGM G3 Sergeant Major
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The one with three bronze service stars: The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.
The blue one with a star looks like the WW2 civilian military service ribbon.

The crest with the latin motto is the USAAF Technical Training Command insignia.
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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The label pin below the European-Africa Campaign ribbon is the "Ruptured Duck" which denoted a honorable discharge. The one next to that is the army officer branch insignia for Aviation. The disc with the same insignia is the enlisted branch insignia.
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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The blue shield with the Pegasus carrying the bomb is likely a locally made unofficial insignia for the bomber squadron. You can try and find something here. It may not be exact as theses were unit created and unofficial. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-24_Liberator_units_of_the_United_States_Army_Air_Forces
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SGM Erik Marquez
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https://www.afpc.af.mil/About/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/421882/european-african-middle-eastern-campaign-medal/
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"US ARMY CIVILIAN WAR DEPARTMENT SERVICE FORCES RIBBON BAR WW2 "
"This civilian award authorized on July 1, 1943 for faithful and meritorious service by employees in various civilian jobs within the War Department. There were three grades, 6 months service, 10 years service and 25 years service. "
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PO3 David Smith
PO3 David Smith
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The civilian War Dept ribbon must have been for my mother, I know she worked for the War Dept during WWII.
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CPT Aaron Kletzing
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Wow, beautiful story and I hope folks can chime in here and help
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PO3 David Smith
PO3 David Smith
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My Dad was a left side B-24 waist gunner in Italy, his twin brother was a radar repair tech in the Pacific, mostly the Philippines, their sister was an Army nurse, also served as a MASH nurse in Korea, her husband was an Army engineer who went ashore on D_Day and my father-in-law was with the 3rd Army and received his Bronze Star during the Battle of the Bulge in Dec 1944.
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