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    U.S. Model 1902 Officer's Sword Engraved to E.H. McCarter.

    This Model 1902 officer's sword was made by Wm. C. Rowland, Phil. Pa, together with original scabbard. Blade is engraved E.H. MCCARTER. Note: Elmer Heath McCarter was commissioned in the Army (Infantry) in 1936. In 1941, McCarter transferred from the Infantry to the Army Air Corp's flight training program. In 1943, during World War II, he was assigned overseas to the Mediterranean Theatre, serving as a member of the Twelfth Air Force, where he flew 50 combat missions in B-25 Mitchell bombers over North Africa and Italy. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and a Distinguished Unit Citation. The B-25 bomber he flew was named the "Grim Reaper".

    Condition: Good. Overall showing scattered signs of handling wear and patches of pitting. From the Estate of Robert (Bobby) Palazzo, Westlake Village, CA.


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