Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Mark Metzger, Apr 4, 2021.
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Nice piece of history. There are multiples of most of the names I could read. I would have to obsess over finding what unit these guys al belonged too!
There are a lot of T/5s. This would suggest an air corps unit. I see no officers which probably means they are ground crew. I looked at the NARA records for Air Medals and DFC and none of them came up which would again suggest they are ground crew.
None of the names I could read were on the Roster of WWII War Dead.
A couple could be positively identified in ancestry records like William Barone and Leslie Beltramo but unit was not confirmed.
Actually, this series (the FRANCE back notes) was issued at the request of the French Committee for National Liberation. The flag back notes were issued under Eisenhower's authority as Supreme Commander.
The currency issue was serious enough that Roosevelt and Churchill discussed it many times. The flag back notes were termed supplemental currency and not occupation currency. This soothed DeGaulle enough that he did not publicly object to them being used although he did not publicly approve of them until August 1944.
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