Airborne Glider Assault Wings Grouping - WWII American
Interesting grouping for Warren H Lauder. The center piece is a nice sterling airborne glider assault qualification badge / wings. Includes 8 photos, one of which is an official ID type photo. Century Division Rangers patch (Set with Ranger patch and 100 patch) as well as his lucky 13th Airborne Division patch and an original period Glider Pilot Song. The last three photos show three documents which are just photocopies the family gave. They are very lightly rumpled which is how I got them. The first is from the Ranger division September 3 1943 acknowledging completion of the 12 requirements including everything from "Hand to Hand Combat" to "Snipers and Infiltration" to my personal favorite "Stalking and Ambushing Tanks". Who doesn't like stalking tanks? The second is a slip assigning him to AT Co. 326th Glider Infantry. The third is a certificate from the 13th Airborne July 28 1944 acknowledging him as a qualified "gliderman". Nice set with a lot of personal details related to a highly trained fighter.