- WWII Squadron COMMANDER
Grouping - Col. Joseph M SILK - 586th Bomb Squadron
Super grouping to Col. Joseph SILK who was the commander of the 586th BS of the 394th BG, 9th AF based in England flying B-26 bomber aircraft. The grouping comes directly from an old collector (whose collection I have been buying over the last year) who new Silk personally and was given to him by his daughter when Silk passed away. Comes with framed display of his personal insignia, his West Point Shako hat, and a binder with original photos as well as old copies of the unit history showing Silk, his wedding overseas and also details about how the Squadron emblem was designed - based on Silk himself. Historic grouping!