WWII Era US Air Force Mother-Of-Pearl & Gold-Filled Sweetheart LocketWWII Era US Air Force Mother-Of-Pearl & Gold-Filled Sweetheart LocketWWII Era US Air Force Mother-Of-Pearl & Gold-Filled Sweetheart LocketWWII Era US Air Force Mother-Of-Pearl & Gold-Filled Sweetheart LocketWWII Era US Air Force Mother-Of-Pearl & Gold-Filled Sweetheart Locket

For your consideration, an exquisite US Air Force Sweetheart Locket. It measures 1 1/2" in length. It is a gold-filled heart form with a mother-of-pearl shield with the US Air Force logo on the shield. Inside the locket is the original photo of the serviceman.

When I first looked at this locket, I noticed the excellent condition. Then I opened it, my eyes filled with tears. The picture of this sweet man. Who was he? Where was he from? Who was his sweetheart?
I am always emotional about Estate pieces.
More importantly, anything having to do with the military. Most all my relatives in some capacity has served.
Recently, my sister and I were going through our old family photographs together. I came across a picture of my favorite great Uncle.
His name was Henry Maitland Foster, Jr. He was a welder in the US Air Force during World War II and worked on all the planes. He was standing in front of my great, great Grandmother's house dressed in his uniform. I called him Henry, Jr. He was so handsome. My Mother saved many of our family papers. In the boxes, we found letters that Henry, Jr. had written to his sister (my Grandmother). One stood out. It was written the day Henry, Jr. heard the war was over. To read his excitement in his words and to know he would be coming home soon was breathtaking. My sister and I found his honorable discharge papers from the military, certificate from the military that resembled a college diploma, perfectly preserved. However, the letters were the best items in the box. I could hear his voice again. Henry, Jr. was generous with his time and had very little money. He lived with my family for a while when I was a little girl. He taught me how to fish. If he asked me to fetch him a glass of water, I would come back with the water and he would give me a silver dollar. He would do this often. Both my siblings and I still have most all of the silver dollars Henry, Jr. gave us. He died in the mid-seventies. I am close to his daughter who is a nurse (still works part-time) and is in her late 70s.

ITEM ID
MAJ-2073
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Gold, White
MATERIAL
Gold-filled
TYPE
Estate
ITEM SIZE
1 1/2" inches in length

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WWII Era US Air Force Mother-Of-Pearl & Gold-Filled Sweetheart Locket

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