USS Yorktown Air Medal group
Lot 116
A World War II Air Medal and document grouping for a U.S.S. Yorktown Avenger pilot
circa 1944 and later 11 x 13 x 3 inches, contained in a three-ring binder.
US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£890 - 1,500
Auction Details
Lot Details
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.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    Harvey S. Reynolds was from Providence, RI, graduating from Brown University in 1923 and entering law practice. He flew Grumman TBF Avengers with Torpedo Squadron 5. After the war he returned to his law practice in Providence, and died in 1964.
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