Floyd K. Bethke’s, Pacific Theater 20th USAAF B-29 Pilot, Documented Remington Rand Model 1911A1

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Colt Model 1908 General Officer’s Pistol Issued to Gen. Raymond Foster Fowler

Gene. Raymond Foster Fowler: Raymond Foster Fowler studied at the University of Nebraska, United States Military Academy, United States Army Engineer School graduating with honors, and at the Command and Staff School, Fort Leavenworth. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1910 and was active in the Panama Canal construction zone […]

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Colt Model 1903 General Officer’s Pistol Issued to Gen. Lawson S. Mosley Jr.

Gen. Lawson S. Mosley Jr.: “A young southern gentleman of the old school; a man of fiery temper; a man honest to the core, with a rapid fire brain and fine perception of life.” These words from the 1934 HOWITZER constitute an accurate description of Jeff Moseley, though they include no mention of his generous […]

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Colt Model 1903 General Officer’s Pistol Issued to Maj. Gen. Dean Van Lydegraf

General Van Lydegraf graduated from the University of Oregon in 1944, the same year he completed Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned second lieutenant in the Infantry. He immediately joined the 301st Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, and accompanied the unit to the European Theater of Operations in August 1944. He […]

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Colt Model 1903 General Officer’s Pistol Issued to Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Bernier

General Joseph L. Bernier: Chief of the U.S. Army Dental Corps 1960-1967 August 1, 1960 Col. Joseph L. Bernier was promoted to major general and sworn in as Chief, Dental Division, OTSG, Assistant Surgeon General for Dental Services, and fourteenth Chief, Army Dental Corps (now numbering 1,747 officers). General Bernier is well known for initiating an aggressive […]

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Colt Model 1908 .380 Auto General Officer’s Pistol, Issued to Brigadier General Terrence John Tully

General Terrence John Tully:  Terence John Tully, whom we all knew as Terry, was born 12 January 1900, in Old Point Comfort, Virginia. His paternal ancestors came to the United States from Ireland in 1860. His father, Charles F. Tully, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, enlisted in the United States Army at the early age […]

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Colt Model 1908 General Officer’s Pistol issued to General John F. Egan

General John F. Egan John F. Egan was born in New York City, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1898. During the World War he served as a private first class, Aviation Section, Signal Reserve, from April 2 until Oct. 9, 1918, when he was appointed a second lieutenant (temporary) in the Air Service. Upon demobilization, he […]

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Colt Model 1908 General Officer’s Pistol Issued to Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor

General Maxwell D. Taylor General Maxwell Davenport “Max” Taylor (August 26, 1901 – April 19, 1987) was a senior United States Army officer and diplomat of the mid-20th century. He served with distinction in World War II, most notably as commander of the 101st Airborne Division, nicknamed “The Screaming Eagles”. After the war he served […]

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Colt Model 1908 General officer’s Pistol Issued to Gen. Bailey & Reissued to Gen. Hays

General Silas Beach Hays: Early life Silas Beach Hays was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 18, 1902,[1] and was raised in Washington, D.C. and West Chester, Pennsylvania.[2][3] He attended Iowa State University, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa in 1925 and graduated from the University of Iowa with […]

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U.S. Property Colt Model 1903 .32 ACP, Sold to USAF Lt. Colonel Charles A. Glover

Lt. Colonel Charles A. Glover:  Graduated Mississippi state College in 1938, joined Eastern airlines and transferred within the company to Houston in 1940. Joined the AAF in 1941. LTC. Glover served during WWII and was in charge of aircraft distribution throughout the United States and the Lend Lease aircraft program during the war and was […]

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