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72   US WWII AIR MEDAL & Purple Heart Grouping - 96th Bomb Group - POW!!
Super grouping to Top Turret Gunner Howard W. HOBBS who flew with the 96th Bomb Group, 339th Bob Squadron.  Comes with his official wartime government engraved AIR MEDAL in case, as well as his WWI issued unnamed Purple Heart and nice three piece ribbon bar.  He was shot down near Nordlinger Germany while on B-17 #4237910 on April 13, 1944 and was sent to STALAG 17b for 442 days until June 29, 1945.  Comes with research and extensive newspaper article about the man.