Auction 102

Lot 290:

WWII MIA PHILIPPINES 5TH AIR FORCE NAMED PURPLE HEART

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WWII U.S. Army Purple Heart with ribbon named to PFC Robert F. Howard (1918 – 1944), Army serial number 19012562, enlisted at Ft. McDowell Angel Island on 23 August 1940. Howard served with the HQ SQ, 5th Air Base Group, Nevada, and is recorded as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea, Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines. The date of death is given is 7 September 1944. Machine engraved on the reverse.

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