WWII Airborne 503 RCT / 511th PIR Uniform Group

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This 503rd RCT / 511th PIR uniform was worn by a paratrooper that served from April 7th, 1944 through May 10th, 1946. He participated in the Negros Campaign (Southern Philippines) with the 503rd Regimental Combat Team (attached to the 11th Airborne Division) before being transferred to the 511th PIR, 11th Airborne.

The Ike jacket has a beautiful, hand embroidered, Japanese-made, 503rd RCT patch on his combat sleeve and a pin-back Combat Infantry Badge.

The grouping included his knife, dog tags, some occupation currency, photographs, paperwork, ephemera, and a hand painted silk scarf that is named to the veteran across the neck.

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2 Responses to “WWII Airborne 503 RCT / 511th PIR Uniform Group”

  1. Giovanni Breccia Says:
    March 9th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Hi, I’d like to know if this grouping is still for sale? Thanks
    Regards, Giovanni

  2. Giovanni,

    That grouping is no longer in my collection.

    –Chris

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