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Paul Newman (1925-2008) Aviator Radioman/Turret Gunner 3rd Class U.S. Navy 1943-46 WW II. Newman was 17 when he enlisted to become a Navy pilot but learned those pearly blues were color blind. He served in the Pacific with three torpedo squadrons and was in the Battle of Okinawa. He went on to act in 62 films was nominated for 10 Oscars and won for The Color of Money.

"WWII Bakelite Jewelry" book.

Rare Vintage Blue & White Enamel Sailor Brooch from CarriersCozyCottage

The 2010 HBO mini-series The Pacific was adapted in large part from Helmet for My Pillow, a personal narrative written by World War II United States Marine Corps veteran, author and military historian Robert Leckie. Great read!

Coro Son in Service Brooch Pin by AMagnificentMess on Etsy, $10.00

I'm obsessed with Lunch at the Ritz jewelry...

Soldiers, old potmetal

Coro and Boucher in-service pins, bottom (Boucher on right), above, two enameled in-service pins

Patriotic eagles, potmetal, enamels, paste and paves. Large stamped in center is Miriam Haskell

Vintage costume Flags, all unsigned.