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    WOW! Massive 1942 WWII USAAF Bombardier 10K Gold Ring!

    Well Hello everyone! I'll keep this short and sweet and let the pictures do the talking. Went out after work today for a short Birthday hunt. Decided to go to a median strip not far from home. Was looking for silver. Found a spill of wheats, nickles and a 1961 Rosie right away. Would have been just fine if that was the find of the day. Had about 15 wheats today oldest was a 1916. Was heading back to the car. Told myself 20 and over signals only. Had a nice 21-23 on the Nox. Honestly I was expecting a penny. Broke open the clump and this was staring back at me...

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    I instantly started shaking and swearing uncontrollably. This is my first gold ever after 4 years swinging the coil. I packed up and headed back home. I thought it was a class ring. Wasn't till I got home and cleaned it untill I figured out what it was. 1942 WWII USAAF Bombardier Ring. I'm still in shock. It weighs 17.7 grams. Marked Jostens 10K and there is a name engraved on the inside. Im going to do some research to try to find the owner. Im sure this ring has been lost for many years and that the family would love to have it back.

    Happy Birthday to me! One that will never be forgotten. Good luck out there and Happy Hunting everyone!

    -TheMilDetector-
    Last edited by TheMilDetector; Aug 03, 2020 at 08:11 PM.
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    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Congrats on the gold ring, what a beauty! Happy Birthday as well, what a great gift you found. Best of luck tracking down the family of the owner.
    "If it was easy-It would have already been done-Life 101."

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    us
    Jul 2009
    Massachusetts
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    That is a spectacular ring. Good luck with the return.
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    Super find!!
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    Apr 2011
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    Awesome find. Hopefully you can track down the owner or family. I'm sure that would mean the world to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    Congrats on the gold ring, what a beauty! Happy Birthday as well, what a great gift you found. Best of luck tracking down the family of the owner.
    Quote Originally Posted by lenmac65 View Post
    That is a spectacular ring. Good luck with the return.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflap View Post
    Super find!!
    Quote Originally Posted by mindcrime1988 View Post
    Awesome find. Hopefully you can track down the owner or family. I'm sure that would mean the world to them.
    Thanks everyone. I'm still floating right now. From what I've found the owner and his wife have passed away but they had a few children, grandkids and great grandkids. I dont think it will be to difficult to bring it back to the family. Fingers crossed.
    My METAL DETECTOR is actually a TIME MACHINE

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    Randy

    Aug 2017
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Wood Butcher

    Apr 2013
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    Big congratulations on the beautiful piece of gold. And even better if you are actually able to reunite it.
    That says a lot about your character. And best of luck with your search.
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    Jul 2016
    Central MI
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    That’s a heck of a gold ring..... Comgratulations!
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    au
    Jun 2013
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    Well done , Awesome ring !
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    That's one of the nicer rings I've seen on here and the first of that type. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger RJ View Post
    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel322 View Post
    That’s a heck of a gold ring..... Comgratulations!
    Quote Originally Posted by Army of 1 View Post
    Well done , Awesome ring !
    Thanks guys much appreciated!
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  13. #13
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    Can You Dig It?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetesPockets55 View Post
    Big congratulations on the beautiful piece of gold. And even better if you are actually able to reunite it.
    That says a lot about your character. And best of luck with your search.
    Quote Originally Posted by uglymailman View Post
    That's one of the nicer rings I've seen on here and the first of that type. Good luck.
    Thank you both. I've always wanted to find gold but I've wanted to return somthing to its owner even more. Hopefuly I can do both with this one.

  14. #14
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    Oct 2010
    The Garden State
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    Congrats on a stellar find! Happy Birthday and good luck tracking the owner or his family. That'll be a wonderful journey in and of itself.
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    Nov 2010
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    What a stunner of a ring! If you are able to return that to a family member it will be an incredible experience for both parties.

    I was able to return a gold ring to a 90 year old woman after being lost for 70 years. It was definitely one of the best experiences of my detecting career.

    Good luck, and congrats on the great find
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