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The Ernest Jarvi World War II Collection includes a messkit, 2 meal cans, several samples of foreign currency, and US and German insignias. Ernest Jarvi was a member of the 320th Bomb Group during the War.

The meal cup has inscriptions of the…

The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. It was created in 1942 and is awarded for single acts of heroism or meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.

A 235th AAF Base Unit Card that authorized Sgt. Albert W. Connors to wear certain ribbons and badges. It is dated January 27, 1945.

Three shoulder patches worn by Sgt. Albert W. Connors during WW 2. The Eighth Air Force is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Force Global Strike Command. The Eighth Air Force is probably the most well known Allied forces of…

The Parachutist Qualification Badge, commonly referred to as "Jump Wings", is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces. To qualify for the Master Badge an individual must have been rated excellent in character and efficiency and have met…

A collection of medals earned by Sgt. Albert W. Connors, US Air Force, during WW 2. These are: 1)the Distinguished Flying Cross; 2)Campaign Ribbon with 3 stars and 2 Oak Leaves; 3)Campaign Ribbon; 4)Pin with 2 Oak Leaves; 5)Collar Insignia US Air…

Three World War II rationing coupons for home fuel oil and gasoline, dated 1944 and 1945. They are issued in the name of Warren A. Twombley, 13 Main St. and 71 Summer St., Maynard, Mass. These were issued by the #193 Rationing Board, Maynard.

The crossed Union Jack and United States Flag indicating solidarity during World War II. The three dots and a dash is Morse Code for letter V.

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The patches were worn on the upper arm and over the shoulders. The Cadet Nurse Corps was instituted during WWII to help alleviate the shortage of trained nurses.

How the Town of Maynard was affected and responded to World War II.

George A. Whitney
Sgt United States Army Air Corps
533rd Bomb Squadron
381st Bomb Group
8th Air Force

Died: Jan 11, 1944

George entered the serviee at Fort Devens in October 1942. He graduated from Armament School, Lowry Field,…

Eino O. Wattu
S/Sgt United States Army
350th Infantry
88th Division

Born: Dec 17, 1920
Died: Apr 17, 1945

In October 1943, Eino was at home on Tremont Street, on furlough from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visiting friends and…

Adolfe Waluck
S/Sgt United States Army Air Corps
563rd Bomb Squadron
388th Bomb Group
8th Air Force

Born: 1916
Died: Apr 9, 1944

Adolfe was a B-17 right waist gunner who died on a mission over Germany. He was 28 years old. After a bombing…

John N. Veleno
PFC United States Army
A Company
12th Infantry
4th Division

Born: 1910
Died: Aug 9, 1944

John enlisted in February 1941 at Fort Devens. He was home on a short furlough, visiting his parents at 2 Colbert Avenue in August…

John W. Utkewicz Jr.
Corporal United States Army Air Corps
523rd Fighter Squadron
27th Fighter Group
12th Air Force

Died: Sep 11, 1944

John was a radio communications technician.

While moving from southern France to a location…

Stanley Tomyl
PFC United States Army
L Company
17th Infantry
7th Division

Died: Jan 1, 1945

A letter from a Company Commander indicated that Stanley's patrol had been ambushed. He sacrificed himself by drawing enemy fire away from…

James M. Tobin
Private United States Army Air Corps
2505th Base Unit

Born: Dec 3, 1923
Died: Sept 9, 1944

James was married on June 11, 1944. He died of appendicitis in a midwest training camp.

The portrait is on display in the Maynard…

Frank Brady Spence
ARM3 United States Navy Reserve

Born: July 2, 1925
Died: June 29, 1945

Frank was lost at sea. He was trapped in a damaged aircraft that, upon landing approach, missed the carrier and crashed into the sea. The pilot was…

John J. Scaccotti
S/Sgt United States Army
181st Infantry
26th Division

Died: May 6, 1942

John died at Camp Edwards on Cape Cod of bronehial pneumonia following an operation and several weeks illness.

The 181st Infantry was broken…