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WWII U.S. Officers Trunk Chest Avenger Pilot Researched For Sale

WWII U.S. Officers Trunk Chest Avenger Pilot Researched

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WWII U.S. Officers Trunk Chest Avenger Pilot Researched:

Up for sale is a WWII Officer’s trunk/chest once owned by CDR Howard Homer Skidmore, a WWII Dauntless and Avenger pilot. The Chest is in good shape considering it’s age and come with its original pull out drawer and and pair of WWII leather USN marked pilot/gunner gloves that are original to the trunk/ Commander Skidmore. The trunk apparently was used by CDR Skidmore since he was an Ensign. Also included is a extensive first hand account of Commader Skidmore’s WWIi experiences as well and his postwar experiences that are part of a book.

During WWII, Commander Skidmore took part in the attack and sinking Japanese battleship IJN Musashi, escorted USS Iowa when President Roosevelt was aboard, was injured when a Kamakzi crashed directly in front of his aircraft and became close friends with Ernie Pyle during the war. He became commanding officer of VF-11 in 1959. He was the Air Officer on the USS Lake Champlain and was part of the recovery of the first U.S. Astronaut, CDR Alan B. Shepard. He later was assigned to the director of Naval Intelligence at the Pentagon during the Cuban Missile Crisis. CDR Skidmore retired in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. (his home where I acquired the trunk directly).

Many, many more details in his memoirs that will be included with the trunk.

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