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Rare WWII US Army OSS (Office of Strategic Services) Detachment 101 Burma Campaign Bar
ARTIFACT: Rare WWII US Army Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Detachment 101 Burma Campaign Bar. The silver bar reads: "BURMA 101 CAMPAIGN" in raised lettering. Detachment 101 was the first of its kind and was tasked with gathering intelligence behind enemy lines. These actions included the harassment of Japanese troops and identifying targets for the USAAF to hit. The Detachment consisted of a few hundred men and relied partially on Burmese tribes for support. The Kachin tribe was instrumental to the Detachment and vital to its successes which included nearly 5,500 Japanese deaths and the rescue of close to 500 Allies. Detachment 101 was awarded a Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation in 1946.
VINTAGE: Circa WWII.
SIZE: Approximately 3" x 5/8".
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling.
ATTACHMENT: Horizontal bar with drop in swivel locking catch.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Army OSS collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-LL-20-VIJJX12 LAAJJX1/16 SAAJJX12/18 (RSVAJJJX) retTRVGEJX09/19 SLAAGEX09/13/19
CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): The campaign bar shows only very light wear, with some extra lacquer residue on the reverse, overall excellent+ condition.