Nice WWII USAAF Flight Surgeon Grouping to Col. Walter S. Jensen - ID Bracelet & Bullion Wing

Nice WWII USAAF Flight Surgeon Grouping to Col. Walter S. Jensen - ID Bracelet & Bullion Wing

Code: afpg30100wjs


Product Description


ARTIFACT: Nice WWII United States Army Air Forces Flight Surgeon grouping to Col. Walter S. Jensen. Grouping includes a unique ID bracelet and bullion Flight Surgeon Type 1 full size wing. Also included, an August 6th, 1928 letter written home describing assignment duties and family happenings and a total of three portraits, a 1910 portrait photo, 1930's painted photo, and a WWII photo showing Col. Jensen at his desk with aircraft medals and insignia. The artist of the painted portrait is Fred Hartsook, a well-known American photographer and owner of a California studio chain described as "e;the largest photographic business in the world"e; at the time and Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, Mary Pickford, and sitting President Woodrow Wilson were among his celebrity clients.


SIZE: WWII Photo: 8 ½" x 10 ½"; 1910 Portrait: 10" x 7"; 1930 Painted Portrait: 7" x 9"; ID Bracelet: 3" x 2 ½"; Wing: 3 ¼" x 1"; 1928 Letter Home: 10 ½" x 6 ½"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Bullion, tinsels, cardboard, snaps, portrait paper, painted photo paper, stationary, ink, and zinc.

ATTACHMENT: ID Bracelet: stud hook and loop, adjustable; Wing: 4 snaps .

MARKINGS: ID Bracelet: "WALTER S. JENSEN 0-16359"; 1910 Portrait: "Austin Studios CALIFORNIA" pencil writing on reverse "48026 Pass"; Painted Portrait: "Hartsook Cal."

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBJJX14 LEGEX12/14

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): All pieces are in wonderful condition. The WWII photo has creases, a slight tear, and light soiling/age wear ID bracelet shows some oxidation on reverse.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.