August Militaria, Autographs, Collectibles & Toys Auction
Personal items once belonging to Corporal John J. Wachel, a USAF soldier of the 93rd Squadron, 19th Bomb Group. Lot contains a WWII Victory medal, a Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, patches of the 20th Airforce Division, four chevron patches, Wachel’s named and numbered dog tag, ‘US’ and Air Force collar pins, a photograph of Wachel and other soldiers, three copies of his discharge documentation, and three letters addressed to his wife. The photos show the soldiers standing in front of a B-29 Mya’s Dragon plane. Photos, letters, and documents dated from April to November 1946. Wachel and his squadron were stationed in Guam and then in October 1946, they were moved to Saipan to help with repairs after a typhoon.