US Unit Award?

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by TerrierMcD, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. TerrierMcD

    TerrierMcD Junior Member

    Hi All
    Asking for a friend that has her Grandfathers medals from WW2 he was RAMC. But in the collection there appears to be an unusual badge. Can't pinpoint it but appears to be a US Unit Citation or Meritious award? Anyone any ideas as to unit and why the 2 silver stars?

    Thanks in Advance
    Wayne
     

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Do you have his service records and what do they tell you??

    TD
     
  3. TerrierMcD

    TerrierMcD Junior Member

    I don't have them i'm afraid just know he was RAMC served across Europe including Dunkirk, D Day & crossing of the Rhine and also in North Africa

    Wayne
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    If you obtain his official service records then they will probably tell you where and when he interfaced with US forces - at a guess possibly North Africa or NW Europe - link to obtain service records - Request records of deceased service personnel

    These records will tell you where he was, which units he was with [possibly transferred to a US unit] and when, from these you can then work out from the War Diaries or perhaps with the help of our US sister site [http://www.ww2f.com/] what the award was etc etc

    TD

    Edit:
    I have asked on our sister site what the name of the award is to help further searches
     
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  5. TerrierMcD

    TerrierMcD Junior Member

    Many Thanks

    As I said they are for a friend so not sure what she has at moment will check up with her.
    Appreciate your work to identify it

    Wayne
     
  6. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    If it is an American award I rather think they are probably bronze stars that have become a bit worn. 2 silver stars would indicate 10 bronze awards.
    Service star - Wikipedia

    Tim
     
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  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    So far all I can come up with is thats its some form of unit citation - US ww2 unit citation - Google Search

    His service records should say which units he was with, which would obviously help narrow down the information

    TD
     
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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Some interesting responses from our sister site [USA based]

    "That is certainly not a US military-issue award. Maybe issued by a veteran's organization. It looks more like a lapel pin"

    "Not a US service, Army or Naval unit citation decoration"

    TD
     
  9. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Can you share a link to that, please?
     
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  11. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Well tried TD. Do you know what the three non-British (official) medals are? Can't see them very clearly as the light has caught them, but they may give a clue.

    Tim
     
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Hi Tim

    No I dont although reading the left one it seems to be in French

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    as to the others .....................

    TD
     
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  13. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

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  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    I think we need a better image of the right hand one

    TD
     
  15. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    It's the unofficial National Service Medal.
     
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  16. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Thanks Richelieu, would still like to know what the bar is from the original post - hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    TD
     
  17. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Unofficial medals are:

    Normandy Campaign Medal
    Dunkirk Veterans Medal
    National Service Medal
     
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