Rare "Killed in Action" Purple Heart won by Marine Pvt. Harry Barth, killed in action (KIA) on Iwo Jima, together with service record, award docs and wound documents are in binder
Lot 139
A Posthumous Iwo Jima Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal Group to Pvt. Harry Barth, USMCR
1945 and later
Sold for US$ 1,250 inc. premium
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A Posthumous Iwo Jima Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal Group to Pvt. Harry Barth, USMCR
1945 and later
A fine set comprising: Purple Heart, Navy issue in silver gilt with split brooch, officially engraved Pvt. - Harry E. Barth - USMCR. Together with World War II Victory Medal, slot brooch, and copies of service records indicating that Barth was killed in action 21 February, 1945 at Iwo Jima. Also includes copies of records related to Barth's re-burial in his home town of Marietta, Ohio in 1948, and the card box of issue and ribbon bar for the Victory Medal. Contained in a 3-ring binder.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    The engraved reverse of this Purple Heart was pictured in the article "Classification of WW2 Named Purple Heart Medals Awarded to Navy and Marine Corps Personnel" by Barry Weaver, The Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America, Volume 40, No. 11, November 1989.
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