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


OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

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.