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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-US Army Air Force TB

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Friday, 01 April 2011
Texas, United States
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In the hands of faluffel.

This is not collectible.

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This trackable is unusual for its survivorship. In the years 2010 to the present, collections of between 100 and 400 travel bugs have been annually released in the United States (95%) and Europe (5%). This travel bug is part of the mere three percent of the 2010-14 releases that had been retrieved and dropped off at least 25 times and had been active for at least five years, before going missing.  As of 24-Apr-19, this particular TB had been moved by 50 cachers and had been in circulation for 8.0 years (2923 days).

Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Travel bug photos in the logs are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item


Replica Shoulder Patch. This patch was purchased at the Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock, TX.  The museum preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program.  The gift shop sell replica shoulder patches of military units supervising or glider in their missions.  The museum is located on the site of the World War II South Plains Army Air Field, where about 80% of the glider pilots were trained between 1942 and 1945.  Among many exhibits, the museum houses a faithfully restored example of the nearly the nearly 15,000 WACO CG-4A gliders built during the war effort.
The United States Army Air Forces were the military aviation arm of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II.  It was a component of the United States Army, divided functionally into three autonomous forces: the Army Ground Forces, the Services of Supply (which in 1943 became the Army Service Forces), and the AAF.  Each of these forces had a commanding general who reported directly to the Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
The direct precursor to the United States Air Force, its peak size was over 2.4 million men and women in service and nearly 80,000 aircraft in 1944, and 783 domestic bases in December 1943.  By VE Day it had 1.25 million men stationed overseas and operated from more than 1,600 airfields worldwide.
The Air Corps became the Army Air Forces in June 1941 to provide the air arm a greater autonomy in which to expand more efficiently, and to provide a structure for the additional command echelons required by a vastly increased force.  Although other nations already had separate air forces independent of the army or navy (such as the British Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffe), the USAAF remained a part of the United States Army until the United States Air Force came into being in September 1947.

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Tracking History (66738mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 05/18/2019 faluffel retrieved it from Achtung Geocach ! Schleswig-Holstein, Germany   Visit Log

Geht auf Reisen

Dropped Off 04/24/2019 OpaMitKnarre placed it in Achtung Geocach ! Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - 151.2 miles  Visit Log

Sorry, hatte ihn jetzt lange genug. Wollte einen besonderen Ort für ihn finden und ich glaub das ist jetzt gelungen

Retrieve It from a Cache 03/23/2019 OpaMitKnarre retrieved it from Caveman Niedersachsen, Germany   Visit Log

Ich bring ihn erstmal ins Trockene

Dropped Off 12/17/2018 Jeret007 placed it in Caveman Niedersachsen, Germany - 86.56 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/02/2018 Jeret007 took it to Badehaus Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - .15 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/01/2018 Jeret007 took it to SummSumm Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - .15 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/01/2018 Jeret007 took it to Badehaus Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 114.69 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 11/19/2018 Jeret007 retrieved it from TB-Motel A555 - reloaded Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany   Visit Log

We found you in Motel A555 - we will help you with your journey.

Discovered It 10/20/2018 TheScharpings discovered it Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany   Visit Log

Heute im TB Hotel in Wesseling gesehen

Discovered It 10/16/2018 wumgraf discovered it Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany   Visit Log

Heute im TB-Hotel gesehen. Danke für das Zeigen.

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