17th Airborne 139 Abn Engr Bn German Ship Home box

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 01, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

German Wood box marked Lampen, (lamps), sent home by A.R Miller W2109816 from Germany to Columbus, OH

Inside lid of box stamped waffenamt "JAY 1943"

Box is 9 1/2" High x 11" Wide x 6" Deep

Canvas carrying strap, Metal hatch on side, and hinges all work perfect.

Name on ship to address has been scratched out. (shown in photo)

Marked on side : Spray guns Type B-6D + Touch Up ?? (No idea?)

Sender : AR MILLER W2109816 139 ABN ENGR BN APO 452 NY NY

Chips to veneer on top corners in three places. (shown in photo)

A HONEST, ORIGINAL MAIL HOME FROM A 17th AIRBORNE SOLDIER

SHIPPING WITHIN USA LOWER 48 $12.00

HISTORY OF THE 139TH AIRBORNE ENGINEER BATTALION:

The 139th Airborne Engineer Battalion (AEB) was constituted on 10 March 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina (NC). It was activated 15 April 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina under the command of Lt Colonel Stanley Johnson. The 139th AEB was immediately assigned to the 17th Airborne Division. Moved to the Tennessee Maneuver Area 7 February 1944 then transferred to Camp Forrest, Tennessee 24 March 1944. The battalion staged at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts on 14 August 1944. It departed the Boston Port of Embarkation 20 August 1944 aboard the USS Wakefield and arriving in Liverpool,
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