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William J. Donovan’s Ammunition Clip and Case

15 cm x 10 cm x 3.5 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Belt

Belt from the New York National Guard Calvary Trooper’s dress uniform of Office of Strategic Services Director William Donovan.

15 cm x 5 cm x 10 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Boot Hooks

Used to pull up tall cavalry boots.

15 cm x 9.5 cm x 1.5 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Boots

Office of Strategic Services Director William Donovan wore these boots during his pre-World War I service with the New York National Guard Calvary Troop.

28 cm x 25 cm x 49 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Canteen

Office of Strategic Services Director William Donovan used this canteen during World War I.

22 cm x 15 cm x 8 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Desk

Gen. Donovan used this desk while he was Director of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during WWII. OSS offices were located at 2430 E Street, NW, in Washington, DC.

168 cm x 92 cm x 78 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Distinguished Service Cross

William J. Donovan received this medal, one of our country’s highest honors, while a lieutenant colonel with the 1st Battalion, 165th Infantry Regiment during World War I. On July 28-31, 1918 Donovan led his battalion across the River Ourcq and captured important enemy strongholds near Villers-sur-Fere, France.

He moved in advance of his division for four days, all the while under heavy enemy shelling and machinegun fire from three sides. He repeatedly and persistently counterattacked, being wounded twice. His coolness, courage, and efficient leadership were critical in the operation’s success.

General John Pershing presented the Distinguished Service Cross to Donovan on September 7, 1918 in France.

12 cm x 4 cm x 0.5 cm
(L x W x H)


William J. Donovan’s Duffle Bag


William J. Donovan’s Eyeglass Case

19 cm x 15 cm x 3 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s False German ID Card

Produced for OSS Director William J. Donovan, this identification card demonstrates the ability of OSS forgers to create realistic German documents.

14 cm x 9 cm x .2 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Medal of Honor

General Donovan was the most highly decorated American officer of World War I. He received our nation’s top four medals, including this Medal of Honor for action in France in 1918.  Donovan, who was a lieutenant colonel at the time, stood in front of his men with his rank showing and shouted, “Men - If they can’t hit me, they can’t hit you!”  With that, Donovan led his men to take the German position. He was eventually wounded in the leg but refused to be evacuated from the battlefield until his men and their position were secure.

12 cm x 3.5 cm x .5 cm
(L  x W x H

 

William J. Donovan’s Metal Match Case

8 cm x 4 cm
(L x Diameter)


William J. Donovan’s Mirror and Case

Shown here with William J. Donovan’s Razor.

20 cm x 9.7 cm x .5 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Monogrammed Leather Shoulder Bag

27.4 cm x 14 cm x 4 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Razor and Case

15 cm x 3 cm x 1.5 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Saddle Bag

71 cm x 56 cm x 2 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Saddle Blanket

Office of Strategic Services Director William Donovan’s 165th Infantry saddle blanket from WWI.

 

William J. Donovan’s Uniform Jacket

Office of Strategic Services Director William Donovan wore this jacket during World War I when he was with the 165th Infantry Regiment of the 42nd Division—renamed from the renowned "Fighting 69th" of New York’s Rainbow Division.

48 cm x 24 cm x 57 cm
(L x W x H)

 

William J. Donovan’s Whistle

5 cm x 2 cm x 3 cm
(L x W x H)


Posted: Jul 23, 2012 09:04 AM
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2012 08:31 AM