Offered for sale are two Army Air Forces, Aircraft Warning Service, Certificates of Honorable Service, for volunteers. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, every man, woman, and child throughout the United States came forward to volunteer in anyway possible to help our men and women in the Armed Forces defeat Germany and Japan.
These two Certificates of Honorable Service were given to Mr. and Mrs. Krause, husband and wife, and were recognized for their loyal and faithful volunteer service. Each became a member of the Army Forces Aircraft Warning Service Reserve. They were given the award at Mitchel Field, New York, on the twenty ninth day of May, 1944, by Stewart W. Towle, Jr. Colonel, Air Corps Commanding Officer.
Like many thousands of volunteer aircraft spotters around the country, both Mr. and Mrs. Krause were trained to recognize planes by identifying the bottoms of airplanes as they flew overhead to determine if there friend or foe. While other Americans volunteered at collecting rubber, metal, paper, cotton material, growing fruits and vegetables in their Victory Gardens to help those in need or selling War Bonds, The Krause's chose spotting Axis Aircraft.
**Condition: The first Certificate is in good condition and the second Certificate is in good condition. *First Certificate: There are tiny to small crease marks at each of the four corners of the front and back, a ¼" round light tan spot near the top right back corner, a tiny grey pencil mark near the bottom left back corner, and some very tiny pin marks at the middle of the right edge. *Second Certificate: There are tiny to small crease marks at each of the four corners, a ¾" long light pink stain at the middle of the top edge, and a tiny grey pencil mark near the bottom left back corner.
These Two Army Air Forces Certificates will be a nice addition to any WWII Military Collection. God Bless Our Vets!!!
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