May Militaria & Autographs Auction

OCCUPATION SOUVENIR OF JAPAN PHOTO ALBUM

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Start price: $120

Estimated price: $240 - $360

Auction house commission: 25%

Photo album belonging to Private First Class Cosmo F. Aurigemma, who served in the occupation of Japan and Korea from 1948 to 1950. The photos show soldiers socializing, boxing, Japanese people, family photos, machine artillery, soldiers in the field, a posthumous certificate of the Purple Heart for Aurigemma, and a Certificate of Memorial for Aurigemma with printed signature of President Truman. Album contains 151 photos. Photos approx. 3.25 x 4.5 inches. Some photos have inscriptions on them. The photo album also contains an embroidered map of Japan. Private Aurigemma was killed in action on September 27, 1950 in Korea, possibly in Osan, where the Eighth Army and the X Corps forced the retreat of the North Korean People’s Army of Korea. 13.5 x 10.25 inches.

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