A World War II Air Medal and document grouping for a U.S.S. Yorktown Avenger pilot
circa 1944 and later
Medals and documents of Lt. Harvey S. Reynolds, USN, comprising: Air Medal, Navy issue with full wrap brooch and two-piece frosted planchet, unnamed, with second award star on ribbon; World War II Victory Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal; American Defense Medal; Navy aviator's wings, by Hillborn-Hamburger, in gold-filled sterling; 2-page telegram dating from November 26, 1943 ("Enterprise has just reported under fairly heavy air attack"); 7 mimeographed plans of the day issued by Commander Briggs ("Today our targets are the islands of Mille and Jaluit.... Good hunting!"); 13 mimeographed pilots' reports ("I immediately attacked, and dropped one 500# bomb which either landed on top of or directly below the just submerged submarine. A terrific explosion resulted"; "I pulled back up into the clouds just in time to have a Zero pass me going like a bat out o' hell for a cloud protection"); two target and attack maps of Wake Island (one with hand-written gunner's notes), Kwajalein Atoll, Turk Island and Okinawa; a selection of 8 x 10 inch aerial photos of Japanese vessels under attack; 4 larger topographical aerial photos.
11 x 13 x 3 inches, contained in a three-ring binder.
US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£980 - 1,600
1,200 - 1,900
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