Original U.S. WWII Named German Bring Back Set in Crate – Helmet, Belt, German Flags, and Tornister Backpacks
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Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. Pfc. John W. Lower, Jr., Army Serial number 33503860 was born in 1920 and enlisted on March 11th, 1943 in Harrisburg, PA.. He served in company “E” of the the 358th Infantry Regiment, which served as part of the 90th Infantry Division during WWII. The regiment’s campaign participation credit included Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. After the fall of Germany while on occupation duty he sent home these German Trophies of War as souvenirs. This grouping was purchased directly from his relatives and consists of the following items:
– Fantastic WWII wood box, painted with some green camouflage on the corners, measuring 17″W x 14 1/4″D x 12 3/4″H. This looks to be a U.S. or British issued box, as there is some blacked out stenciling referencing a “280 BARS . NIBS” and other words we cannot make out. This crate may have been for rations of some sort. We can however see that it was originally dated MARCH 43.
The exterior of the box has the original “bring back” CERTIFICATE that authorizes the Pfc. J.W. Lower to bring back the contained items, as their “trophy value” exceeds any salvage or military…