Souvenir Copper Dish, above left and right photo.
Squadron Patch and American Flag, Capri Made, above two photos.
The squadron patch in the left photo belonged to T/Sgt William J. Gallagher, Army Air Force. T/Sgt Gallagher was a crew
member of B-24J-5-DO 42-52321 "The Bad Penny" which was lost November 1st 1944 over Vienna Austria. This patch was
made on the Island of Capri for the 451st Bombardment Group (H), 726th Bombardment Squadron, 15th Air Force in Italy.
The American Flag patch in the right photo was also made on the Island of Capri. This style of patch was favored by 15th Air
Force personnel in Italy and was frequently sewn on the right shoulder of the A-2 Flight Jacket.
Pilot's Wings, Capri Made, above two photos.
These Pilot's Wings were made on the Island of Capri from soft russet brown leather. The Pilot's Wings are deeply incised
into the leather leaving the imprint on the front and reverse of the patch. The name of the pilot was often imprinted just
above the wings and then sewn to the left chest of an A-2 Flight Jacket.
CAPRI INSIGNIA
The Island of Capri is located just to the west of Naples. This island was known for vacation and furlough and many Allied
Service Members were sent there for Rest and Recuperation or R&R. On the island they found souvenirs available for
purchase, specifically a very unique hand tooled style of leather insignia or patch. Each patch was hand crafted by Italian
artisans with unique characteristics unlike anywhere else in the world at that time. The leather was very soft, dyed or painted
with the unit logo and deeply incised with the design. This style of insignia was favored by but limited to American Army Air
Force personnel. These insignia were then often sewn to a flight jacket.
34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division - 109th Engineer Battalion Cup, front and reverse, above two photos.
SACA CERAMIC WEAR
Societa Anonima Ceramiche Artische or SACA was a type of ceramic wear produced in Sesto Fiorentino,
Florence, Italy for United States Soldiers as souvenirs in 1945. The pitchers, cups and plates had a speckled
brown pattern over a cream ceramic and glazed with the Army, Division and or Regimental logo on the sides.
ITALIAN CAMPAIGN
MEMORABILIA AND SOUVENIRS
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5th Army - 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division - 168th Infantry Regiment Pitcher, sides and front, above three photos.
5th Army - 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division - 135th Infantry Regiment Pitcher, sides and front, above three photos.
5th Army - 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division - 151st Field Artillery Battalion Pitcher, sides and front, above three photos.
34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division - 168th Infantry Regiment Cup, front and reverse, above two photos.
34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division - 135th Infantry Regiment Cup, front and reverse, above two photos.
5th Army Pillow Covers, above two photos.
The pillow cover on the left is constructed from black silk with a fine woven pink silk boarder. The center is hand embroidered
with the 5th Army Insignia and Souvenir of Italy 1944.
The pillow cover on the right is constructed from orange silk with the 5th Army Insignia in the center. Around the insignia is
hand embroidered in blue Italy 1944 and hand embroidered in orange Souvenir Florence.
34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division - 168th Infantry Regiment Souvenir Mailing Box, above two photos.
This small wooden box was used PFC Alfred Riccio to mail home a souvenir from Italy. The box is hand marked:
FROM P.F.C. ALFRED RICCIO, CO. L 168 INF, APO 34 C/O P.M. NYC
TO MRS MARY RICCIO 23 VAN PATTEN ST, AUBURN N.Y. USA.
Censored April 25, 1944
The box previously contained HALCOMB 999 HIGH SPEED TOOL BITS. The contents of shipment are unknown.
45th "Thunderbird" Infantry Division - 179th Infantry Regiment Souvenir Mailing Box, above two photos.
This small wooden box was cut down from a K-Ration Crate and was used CPL Ruben B Nitzel to mail home a souvenir from
Italy. The box is hand marked:
From CPL Ruben B Nitzel, Service Co. 179th INF, APO 45 C/O Post Master NY NY
To Mrs. Della Vreeland, R.R.2 Eagle River Wisc.
The postmark is dated June 16th 1944 over 18 cents of postage.
The contents of shipment are unknown.
34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division - 168th Infantry Regiment Souvenir German SS Documents, above two photos.
This book of documents was brought home by C.H. Barker ASN 6654509, Co. G 168th Infantry Regiment from the Udine
Valley. The book contains documents for supplies for a German SS Police Unit in Italy during 1944.
34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division - 168th Infantry Regiment Souvenir German SS Documents, above two photos.
The inspection stamp, above left, is for the German Commander of the Police, Central Italy, Bologna, July 27th 1944.
Letterhead for the German SS Police Commander, June 1944, above right photo.
Italian Souvenir Ashtray, left photo.
This ashtray, constructed from copper, depicts an Italian
vendor with a fruit stand attempting to make a sale to an
Allied Service member.
Gunner's Wings, Capri Made, above two photos.
These Gunner's Wings were made on the Island of Capri from soft russet brown leather. The Gunner's Wings are deeply
incised into the leather leaving the imprint on the front and reverse of the patch. The name of the gunner was often imprinted
just above the wings and then sewn to the left chest of an A-2 Flight Jacket.
135th Infantry Regiment, 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division and 5th Army Ash Tray's, above three photos.
Seal of Florence Italy Ash Tray, above left photo. American Flag (with 48 stars) cigarette box, above right photo.
Souvenir Copper Dish - Italy 1944, above left photo.
Souvenir Silver Plated Copper Dish, above right photo.
This dish is marked U.S. Army Engineers, African Middle East Theatre, Cairo - Egypt 1942 - 1945.
Italian Souvenir Letter Opener, above photo.
This letter opener is constructed from silver plated brass with a dragon handle and an Arabic blade. The blade depicts the
bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the background and is marked NAPOLI - 45 or Naples 1945.
5th Army Association Card, above left photo.
This card was issued to all members of the 5th Army in Italy. This card is signed by General Mark W. Clark, Lieutenant
General and Commander of the 5th Army in Italy, December 9th 1944. The card was issued to E S Wonsewitz.
5th Army Souvenir Make-Up Container, above right photo.
This container is made of marble and depicts the 5th Army insignia on the lid.
Italy Souvenir Bracelet, above photo.
This bracelet is constructed from silver plated brass. The center is marked RICORDO DI ROMA or Souvenir of Rome. The
band links are marked SIENA, SICILY, ROME, FIRENZE, CASSINO and AFRICA. The links usually depict where the wearer has
been and vary from bracelet to bracelet.
Italy Souvenir Bracelet, above two photos.
This bracelet is constructed from aluminum. The center is marked:
MARTIN J. ZAWORSKI
3125 - So. 49 - AVE
1944
CICERO - ILL
ROME NAPLES
The band links are marked ANZIO and ROME. The links usually depict where the wearer has been and vary from bracelet to
bracelet.

This bracelet may have belonged to Joseph M. Zaworski, ASN 36028155, who entered service on April 22nd 1941 in Chicago,
Illinois.  
34th Infantry Division envelope or cover, above left photo.
This cover was mailed to Mr Herman Broomall, Upland, Pennsylvania by S/Sgt Arthur W. Goede, 20708269, Service
Company, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, APO 34 "Sandstorm Division" on August 18th 1944.
Arthur W. Goede joined the United States Army on February 10th 1941. He hailed from Jackson Minnesota.
The 135th Infantry entered Livorno and regrouped near the Arno River, Italy on July 22nd 1944.   
34th Infantry Division envelope or cover, above right photo.
This cover was mailed to Mrs N. P. Swayne, RFD #2, Malvern, Pennsylvania by S/Sgt Arthur W. Goede, 20708269, Personnel
Section, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, APO 34 "Sandstorm Division" on January 34th 1945.
September 23rd 1944 marked the end of the Gothic Line barrier in Italy. In January 1945, the 135th Infantry moved further
into Northern Italy.
34th Infantry Division envelope or cover, above left photo.
This cover was mailed to Mrs N. P. Swayne, Malvern, Pennsylvania by S/Sgt Arthur W. Goede, 20708269, Service Company,
135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, APO 34 "Sandstorm Division" on July 11th 1944.
Arthur W. Goede joined the United States Army on February 10th 1941. He hailed from Jackson Minnesota.
The 135th Infantry concluded the Battle of Rosignano, Italy July 3rd through July 7th 1944.   
135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division envelope or cover, above right photo.
This cover was mailed to Mr W R Galvin, 214 South Blvd., Richmond 20 Virginia, by S/Sgt Arthur W. Goede, 20708269,
Personnel Section, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, APO 34 on January 13th 1945.
September 23rd 1944 marked the end of the Gothic Line barrier in Italy. In January 1945, the 135th Infantry moved further
into Northern Italy.