My father served aboard the USS Sea Owl (SS 405) for three combat patrols during WWII. From what I understand, he was a "plank owner" as being part of the first crew.
My father died a few years ago and he had several medals, badges, pins and insignia he had acquired during his time in the Silent Service. I am offering:
First, a rare "Deep Wave" sterling silver combat badge from H&H and hallmarked on the conning tower, with no stars. From what I understood this was his first combat badge in '44 after his first patrol in the East China Sea w the Sea Owl sank an IJN Destroyer Escort. This badge is very uncommon and one went for over $430 just over a week ago (See auction 120090696320). I have included a picture of my father and a closeup of the badge to show it.
Second, another rare "Deep Wave" sterling silver qualification badge from GEMSCO. This badge is also hard to find these days.
Third, a sterling silver bullion submarine qualification patch on navy blue material for the winter dress blues.
Forth, an embroidered patch of the same submarine qualification patch on navy blue material for the winter dress blues.
Last, a WWII victory medal in very good condition.
Just as a note, my father was also the boat's camera man. Some of the material you see on The History Channel regarding B-29 crews being picked up in '45 was shot by my father.
Pop was a collector of things, so he had a few of each item. When we went through his stuff, we found all sorts of things. More stuff will come up as the family distributes items to grandkids.
You may not see something like this again! Bid high and if you choose Buy-It-Now, I will ship at no cost (Insurance charges still apply though). International buyers: I will have to discuss shipping and insurance charges with you on a separate basis. Shipping charges listed are for domestic shipment only.
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I try to be fair with my bidders, but I have been left hanging once too often. PLEASE NOTE: Ebay listed this item with free shipping. This is not the case. My apologies for any misunderstanding caused by this error. Shipping is $10.00 plus mandatory insurance based on final sales price. Don't hesitate to ask any questions! Thank you!!!!